October 21, 2013
Navistar, Inc. announced Monday the truck maker was the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications.
The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.
“At Navistar we continue to evaluate technologies aimed at reducing the cost of operations for our customers, but the greatest variable today in fuel economy is the driver,” says Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “Our portfolio of fully automated transmissions reduces the variance between expert drivers and first-timers by electronically monitoring vehicle speed, grade, weight and more to select the best gear for the engine. This not only improves efficiency, but it will extend the life of the driveline.”
The company’s portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions includes Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage, Eaton UltraShift Plus LSE and Allison TC10 transmissions.
Available on the International ProStar, the Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage is a 10-speed automated manual transmission paired with the Cummins ISX15 engine and is available for order now.
Eaton’s UltraShift Plus LSE transmission was designed exclusively for Navistar. The new 16-speed direct drive automated mechanical transmission is now available for order on the International ProStar.
The Allison is available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles with MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR, and will be available for delivery in early 2014.