Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the application coverage for the Endurant 12-speed overdrive transmission. Effective January 2020, pickup & delivery, certain construction, refuse, and agriculture applications are approved with Endurant. Eaton made the announcement during the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show).
“We’re pleased to offer Endurant in these new applications,” said Charles Masters, General Manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. “Fleets will appreciate the improved driveability and nearly 200-lb. weight savings that Endurant provides over our previous transmissions, such as the Fuller Advantage automated.”
“The product team has developed new performance calibrations for customers that prioritize acceleration and route times in these additional applications. These calibrations have been very positively received by drivers in field tests,” said Charles Ganske, Product Manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies.
The transmission will remain similar to it predecessors, offering 510 hp (380.3 kW) and 1,850 lb.-ft. (2508.3 Nm) of torque. It will still be primarily suited for on-road applications, with some ability to be used in gravel and dirt. Lube intervals for the transmission in the new applications will be extended to 250,000 miles.
Initially the transmission for the extended applications will be available on Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.
Over 80,000 units have been sold since launching in late 2017. The Endurant portfolio has grown to include overdrive models with single and dual PTO options and direct drive models, and customers have benefited from Endurant’s reliability, efficiency and best in class maintenance intervals.
Endurant is currently available as part of an integrated powertrain at these OEMs:
- Kenworth and Peterbilt (paired with Cummins X15)
- International (paired with International A26 and Cummins X15)
- Freightliner (paired with Cummins X12 and X15)