Coupled to the Cummins engine is a choice of two transmissions, an Eaton 18-Speed manual or the Eaton Ultrashift.
Eaton 18-speed manual
Drivers preferring a traditional manual shift transmission can select an Eaton 18-speed, which features an effort-reducing air over hydraulic clutch providing excellent feel while reducing fatigue.
The Eaton 18-speed has long been a favoured transmission for demanding applications where reliability is paramount and where drivers prefer the total control that a heavy duty manual transmission delivers.
Eaton ‘Ultrashift Plus’
The clever Eaton ‘UltraShift Plus’ 18-speed automated manual option is also available, providing drivers with an even more relaxed driving experience.
The Ultrashift Plus is based on the proven 18-speed manual but uses an electronic clutch actuator to provide fast shifting and smooth engagement. At idle, it fully engages the clutch giving the driver ultimate control in challenging situations, and when on the move intelligent shift selection software analyses changes in grade, weight and throttle to calculate the most efficient and effective shift points.
Both transmission feature a wide ratio coverage meaning they provide excellent startability and low speed control, combined with low engine rpm at cruise. An oil to air cooler and oil filter are also included as standard to ensure optimum long term performance in demanding Australian conditions.