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March 20, 2020 12:00 PM, EDT

Eaton Cummins to Expand Automated Transmission Lineup

Endurant transmissionA view of the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission at a 2019 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced it is expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup with the Endurant XD series, which is undergoing testing under severe conditions and is scheduled to be available in 2021.

The new transmission is intended for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings, such as double and triple trailer trucks, and severe-duty, on/off highway applications such as dump and logging trucks, according to the Galesburg, Mich.-based company.

The Endurant XD series has 18 forward speeds and up to six reverse gears, and optimized software that makes smart shift decisions. The new series features provisions for bottom eight-bolt and rear four-bolt, high-capacity power takeoffs, and a transmission oil cooler provision is available when required.

The Endurant XD series has torque and horsepower capacity to cover all Class 8 North American engines, including the Cummins X15.

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is a 50-50 joint venture between Eaton and Cummins Inc. — Transport Topics

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