Date: March 14, 2017
GALESBURG, MI … Power management company Eaton has increased the horsepower and Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) ratings for the company’s line of medium-duty Procision® 7-speed transmissions. The new ratings were added to expand market coverage to a broader range of potential customers and to increase compatibility with additional diesel engines. Horsepower ratings have been increased from 260 HP to 300 HP, with maximum GVW ratings increased to 35,000 pounds on air brake-equipped vehicles and 33,000 pounds on Park Pawl-equipped vehicles.
“By extending the horsepower and GVW ratings on Procision, Eaton is providing more customers with the opportunity to spec this transmission to help them achieve better fuel economy and improve driver confidence across applications,” said Jeff Walker, product director, heavy-duty/medium-duty/hybrid transmissions, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Fleets that have specified and are running Procision today have seen the benefits, and today’s announcement broadens the range of applications for Procision.”
Designed specifically for Class 6 and 7 commercial vehicle and bus markets, Procision represents the first adaptation of dual clutch technology for these segments. By combining the efficiency of a manual transmission with the smooth shifting of an automatic transmission, Procision offers substantial improvements in safety and low speed maneuverability when compared to torque converter automatic transmission technology. Procision also provides customers with a lower total cost of ownership, thanks to extended maintenance intervals and 6-7 percent better fuel economy compared to a similarly equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic transmission based on the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Green House Gas Phase II certification methodology released in 2016.
Eaton Commercial Vehicle components are backed by Eaton’s Roadranger network of more than 180 drivetrain professionals who provide solutions, support and expertise to fleets and dealers. For more information visit www.eaton.com/roadranger, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357) in the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, dial 01-800-826-4357.
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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