Eaton and Cummins will field a new powertrain package that they say will deliver 3- to 6-percent improvements in fuel economy and lower preventive maintenance costs. The new product integrates an Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings. The product will be available in the fall of 2013 for linehaul, regional haul and less-than-truckload applications.
The Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission will be offered as a small ratio step Over-Drive model with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings; the ISX15 415 ST2 with torque of 1450/1650 lb.-ft., and the ISX15 450 ST2 with torque of 1550/1,750 lb.-ft.
“Cummins and Eaton have had an extensive technical and business relationship over the years,” said Lori Thompson, Cummins VP – Truck and Bus OEM Business. “This latest chapter in our partnership combines some of the best technologies from both companies and makes them smarter; delivering the level of fuel economy improvements that our customers have come to expect.”
“The collaboration between the Eaton and Cummins teams has resulted in a superior powertrain package with which both fleet owners and professional drivers will be thrilled,” said Tim Sinden, president – North American Truck Operations, Eaton’s Vehicle Group.
The powertrain package is currently undergoing field testing with various sized fleets, and initial testing and customer validation results are confirming the 3 to 6 percent fuel economy improvement.