New CVT Corp. EcoMec 150 CVT Introduced in SkyJack Telehandlers

CVT Corp.'s new EcoMec 150 mCVT will be used in the 2016 SkyJack TH Series telehandlers, and is among the first new product introductions from the company in 2016.

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CVT Corp., a worldwide leader in advanced engineering and the design and manufacture of mechanical continuously variable transmissions (mCVT), returned from the recently completed shows of World of Concrete and the American Rental Association with requests for future product development.

“With the launch of our mCVT in the new series of Skyjack Telehandlers (TH Line) at the World of Concrete, we were very encouraged at how many customers were interested in an engine/transmission combination that would not require the use of DEF and had improved fuel efficiency and preferred operator control systems vs the accepted power shift/torque converter combination,” says Daniel Girard, Founder and CEO of CVT Corp. “The feedback we received regarding the importance of ease of customer use, fuel efficiency and safe guards to prevent operator misuse were all verified at both shows by the rental companies and with end users.”

“The ability to use a smaller engine with a more fuel efficient and robust transmission was a key discussion point with many customers,” says Richard Rose, CMO and Business Development of CVT Corp. “The ability of our mCVT to match the correct transmission ratio with equipment speed and load was very important to all users. They could see where the efficiency and usability of the transmission was a better choice than a typical 3 or 4 speed powershift and torque converter. One of the most interesting discussion topics was the incorporation of telematics to control speed in construction areas and with loads during operation. Our open architecture transmission control system allows for these types of important safety packages.”

“The 2016 introduction of the SkyJack TH Series of telehandlers will showcase our EcoMec 150 mCVT technology for use in telehandlers but the same transmission is also designed to fit in loaders and backhoe loader installations. 2016 will therefore be a very big year for us with this first introduction and the use of this transmission in other market segments,” says Girard. “We will be at the bauma show with our JV partner Jinmyung Frictech in Hall C4.303/J with our mechanical CVT on display for demonstrations and to answer any questions.”