Eaton’s UltraShift HV transmission available for Ford F-650, F-750

Eaton Corp. has announced that the UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission now is available as a data book option for Ford F-650 Super Duty and F-750 Super Duty series trucks. Eaton says the UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 horsepower range.

“With this latest agreement with Ford, we continue to expand the availability of our medium-duty transmissions,” says Dontia M. Warren, medium-duty market development manager for Eaton’s Truck business.

Eaton says the HV is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 pounds per foot and loads up to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The UltraShift HV transmission is suited for pickup-and-delivery, service/utility and recovery applications.

“Ford has always been committed to offering our truck customers the best available solutions to reduce operating expenses and thereby help all of them operate profitably,” says Todd Kaufmam, F-Super Duty/LCF Chassis Cab marketing manager for Ford. “With its fuel-saving, low-maintenance and low-cost-of-operation features, we believe the UltraShift HV will go a long way to further reinforce this commitment.”

Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission, according to Eaton, include:

  • No scheduled maintenance. No-filters-to-change feature provides lower maintenance and reduced downtime costs;
  • Hill assist, which automatically minimizes rollback on up to 10 percent grades while the operator makes the transition from the brake pedal to the accelerator. This benefits the driver in both uphill and downhill stop and start situations;
  • Modular design, which provides more rapid service and reduced service costs; and
  • Commonality. Electronics modules and shift controls used on other Fuller manual and automated transmissions allow service providers to reduce service parts inventories and speed training and certification of technicians.
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