Eaton’s UltraShift Highway Value transmission offered by Hino Trucks

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Eaton Corp. has announced that the UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission will be offered by Hino Trucks on its 2009 model year 268A and 338 truck models. By combining this transmission with the 268A and 338, Hino offers its customers the opportunity to spec a Class 6 and Class 7 truck built for fuel efficiency and simpler maintenance, Eaton says.

“The UltraShift HV delivers fuel efficiency from about three miles per hour and up, where a conventional automatic wastes fuel until ‘lock-up’ occurs at approximately 24 miles per hour,” says Fran Duffy, business unit manager of Eaton’s light- and medium-duty transmission division.

Eaton reports that recent tests conducted by an independent firm — in accordance with SAE J1526 and Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption In-Service Test Procedure, Type III — measured the UltraShift HV transmission against a conventional automatic transmission and determined that the UltraShift HV transmission delivered fuel economy savings from 6 to 19 percent, depending on duty cycle.