UltraShift HV Transmission Available in Ford’s F650, F750

Fri February 06, 2009 - National Edition
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Eaton Corporation’s UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission is now available as a data book option for Ford F650 Super Duty and Ford F750 Super Duty series trucks. The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 hp (145 to 194 kW) range.

Tests conducted by an independent firm in accordance with SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption In-Service Test Procedure, Type III determined that the UltraShift HV transmission delivers better fuel efficiency in a variety of duty cycles than a conventional automatic transmission.

“With this latest agreement with Ford, we continue to expand the availability of our medium duty transmissions,” said Dontia M. Warren, medium duty market development manager of Eaton’s truck business. “More and more original equipment manufacturers are selecting the UltraShift HV so they can pass along to their customers the fuel-saving features of an automated transmission.”

Todd Kaufmam, F-Super Duty/LCF Chassis Cab marketing manager with Ford, added, “Ford has always been committed to offering our truck customers the best available solutions to reduce operating expenses and thereby help all of them operate profitably. With its fuel-saving, low-maintenance and low-cost of operation features, we believe the UltraShift HV will go a long way to further reinforce this commitment.”

The HV is capable of handling torque capacities up to 600 ft. lbs. and loads up to 33,000 lbs. (15,000 kg) gross vehicle weight. The UltraShift HV transmission is ideally suited for pickup/delivery, service/utility and recovery applications.

Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include:

• No scheduled maintenance: no filters to change feature provides lower maintenance and reduced downtime costs.

• Hill assist: automatically minimizes rollback on up to 10 percent grades while the operator makes the transition from the brake pedal to the accelerator, which benefits the driver in both uphill and downhill stop and start situations.

• Modular design: provides more rapid service and reduced service costs.

• Commonality: electronics modules and shift controls used on other Fuller manual and automated transmissions allow service providers to reduce service parts inventories and speed training and certification of technicians.

For more information, call 800/826-HELP or visit www.roadranger.com.