February 6, 2014
Among the improvements to the Flex product line is changing the part numbers to a model based part number, Eaton says. This change eliminates the need to cross reference part numbers with model numbers making it easier to find the correct part number.
In addition, a new pricing structure has been introduced for Flex products with logistic center, direct ship and truck-down orders all priced the same. Eaton says availability and delivery changes have been made as well. All Flex units now are eligible to ship the same day or next day for truck down situations and increased inventories of Flex units have been added to Eaton’s 14 logistic centers resulting in shorter lead times, the company says.
Also, Eaton notes it has changed the model line-up of transmissions available in the Flex Reman line-up. These changes increased the Flex transmission coverage from 75 to 82 percent of market demand and now covers 50 standard reman items.
“Eaton recently surveyed multiple dealers and OEMs to ask them what we can do to make it easier to do business with us in the aftermarket,” says Jeremy Novak, marketing manager, remanufacturing for Eaton. “These changes reflect that input, and we look forward to assisting our customers with increasing their sales and profitability when working with Eaton.”
Because Eaton Flex Reman transmissions cover a wide range of torques and are shipped with no clutch housings, truck dealers are able to lower their parts inventories and still increase the availability of multiple remanufactured transmission models, the company says. In addition to dealers, Eaton says fleets also benefit from the Flex line with enhanced access to the many models of Eaton remanufactured transmissions.
Flex transmissions are now available on the most popular of Eaton’s transmissions including the FR 10-speed and RTLO 13- and 18-speed models, the company says. All are made with 100 percent genuine Eaton components and carry a two-year/unlimited miles base warranty. Extended protection plans are also available, the company says.