Cummins, Eaton add higher torque to SmartAdvantage powertrain

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Updated Oct 3, 2016

smartadvantage_powertrain_rearThe SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio will add a higher torque capacity Eaton and Cummins announced jointly at the 2016 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

The expansion of the SmartAdvantage powertrain now includes a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity offered for linehaul applications operating with GCVW ratings of up to 80,000 lbs.

Alex Stucky, product strategy manager, commercial powertrain, Eaton, says the 1,850 lb.-ft. rating has been added to improve grade capabilities and acceleration while broadening the downsped SmartAdvantage powertrain offerings.

“It will provide superior performance on grades and highway on-ramp entrances,” he says. 

The SmartAdvantage powertrain will be offered as a multi-torque model that is compatible with Cummins SmartTorque2 functionality available in ISX15 SA and X15 SA engines rated up to 500 HP and 1550/1850 lb.-ft. of torque. As with all current SmartAdvantage powertrains, this newest addition will not require the use of a transmission cooler.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected].