Freightliner, Sterling to offer Eaton UltraShift in select 2009 models

Eaton Corp. announced Wednesday, Aug. 6, that its UltraShift Highway Value transmission will be available as an option on 2009 Freightliner M2-106 and Sterling Acterra medium-duty trucks. The vehicles are available with Cummins engines and GVWRs up to 33,000 pounds.

Eaton says tests conducted by an independent firm in accordance with SAE J1526 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 the duty cycle.