LISLE, Ill. — Navistar this week announced its International ProStar line haul and regional haul tractors are now available with the company’s 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmission.
The new ProStar offering delivers up to five percent in fuel economy improvement, according to Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts, Navistar.
“The increased availability of automated transmissions helps us address the driver shortage issue by reducing the variance between experienced and inexperienced drivers,” Kozek said. “Every percent of fuel economy improvement makes a difference, and pairing the aerodynamics of our ProStar with technologies from Eaton Fuller helps our customers maximize their fuel savings.”
Kozek said additional benefits include optimized engine and transmission communications, intelligent shifting and downspeeding, which allows the engine to operate at lower revolutions per minute (RPM), to use less fuel without sacrificing performance.
“The benefits of automated transmissions have driven considerable acceptance in the industry,” Kozek said. “Automated transmissions now make up 30 percent of the market in North America with the trend continuing upward.”
As part of the engine and transmission combination, the Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated transmission will be offered in one rating combining Navistar’s 13-liter engine rated at 450 hp and 1550/1750 lbs feet of torque for linehaul and regional haul applications in the United States and Canada.
The company’s portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions also includes Eaton Cummins Smart Advantage, Eaton UltraShift Plus and Allison TC10 transmissions.
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