CVTCORP, a world leader in design and development of revolutionary high efficiency, traction-drive continuously variable transmissions (mCVT), completed all performance tests and in-lab product validation of the ECOMEC 150 transmission for material handling and off-highway applications. CVTCORP is now running vehicle’s 7 days a week in its final test phase before production.
Initially announced at WOC 2016 with Skyjack, the ECOMEC 150 development program is going through the rigorous product development process in place at CVTCORP without any significant production validation issues. It is planned to be launched on schedule in pre-production Q4-2017 with full production starting in early 2018. The CVTCORP technical team has successfully developed a highly efficient transmission that will be a game changer for material handling and off-highway applications. Using CVTCORP patented transmission technology, the engine can deliver maximum power to the wheel at all times, in all conditions. Thanks to the ECOMEC 150 efficiency the vehicle can do more work with less fuel. Some of the initial vehicle validation tests performed have already confirmed an improvement of 15% in the drawbar pull test while keeping its top speed when compared to a vehicle equipped with a traditional power-shift transmission.
Brad Boehler, Skyjack President, states, “Our priority is ensuring this innovation is proven and robust. So far testing has met, if not exceeded, our expectations and we are very optimistic that our CVT-equipped Skyjack vehicles will deliver significant value to our customers for ease of use, safety, fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance cost.”
Daniel Girard, CVTCORP CEO and founder, says, “Once a customer tries our mCVT product, then there is no going back. The ECOMEC product line will be a disruption in the market, being the first mechanical CVT offered in CE market for large equipment.”
Among other products, the ECOMEC 150 transmission will be in display from March 7-11 at CONEXPO–CON/AGG in the IFPE area, CVTCORP booth S81049 in South Hall 3. The CVTCORP team will be available to answer questions about the mCVT technology and the products being developed.