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Updated Oct 1, 2010

The company reaffirmed its commitment to the North American Class 6 and 7 truck markets, announcing the continued production of F-650 and F-750 Super Duty trucks through its Blue Diamond collaboration with Navistar. Navistar acquired additional equity in Blue Diamond, which will continue to offer dealers and customers F-650 and F-750 trucks, as well as parts support.

Eaton Corp.’s UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission now is available as a data book option for the F-650 and F-750. Eaton says the fully automated transmission for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 horsepower range is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 pounds per foot and loads up to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, and is suited for pickup-and-delivery, service/utility and recovery applications.