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Eaton Cummins Joint Venture Debuts First Automated Transmission with a Host of Industry-First Features

Eaton Cummins Joint Venture Debuts First Automated Transmission with a Host of Industry-First Features

09/24/2017

Eaton Cummins Joint Venture Debuts First Automated Transmission with a Host of Industry-First Features

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced the new Endurant™ 12-speed automated transmission – the lightest, most efficient 1,850 lb.-ft. capable heavy-duty transmission. Designed for linehaul applications where weight savings and efficiency can add to a fleet’s bottom line, Endurant weighs up to 105 pounds less than competitive automated manual transmissions (AMTs). The announcement was made at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies new Endurant™ 12-speed automated transmission is t ...

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies new Endurant™ 12-speed automated transmission is the lightest, most efficient 1,850 lb.-ft. capable heavy-duty transmission – designed for linehaul applications where weight savings and efficiency can add to a fleet’s bottom line. (Photo: Business Wire)

Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced as part of the newly formed joint venture between Eaton and Cummins.

“We are excited to introduce our customers to this game-changing transmission,” said Scott Davis, general manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. “Fleets will find that Endurant has been intelligently engineered from the ground up with features that protect your investment and make it easy to maintain. With a sophisticated communication system between the engine and transmission software, Endurant promises to deliver industry-best performance and reliability, fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance, and driver comfort features.”

“It is important to note that Endurant is not an automated variant that has been adapted from a manual transmission,” said Gerard DeVito, vice president, Technology, Eaton Vehicle Group. “Endurant was designed, engineered and created from a clean sheet to be an automated transmission, not simply an update to an AMT, allowing us to optimize the transmission’s weight, dimensions and features.”

The making of Endurant included valuable input from specially formed Customer Councils, Driver Councils and Service Councils – a diverse list of fleet customers in various locations with different wants and needs in a transmission. These groups helped identify features that are most important and useful to best accomplish their day-to-day jobs.

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