Kenworth Offers New TX Model Automated Transmissions

The new Paccar TX-18. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

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Kenworth Truck Co., a brand of Paccar Inc., announced the new Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order.

Both transmissions offer expanded high-capacity PTO functionality with an 8-bolt bottom mount and 4-bolt rear mount for a combined 160 hp capacity at 1,400 RPM, according to Kenworth.

The transmissions are equipped with an internal oil temperature sensor. The sensor shows transmission temperatures on the in-cab 15-inch digital display and provides driver notifications in situations causing excessive temperatures.

The TX-18 and TX-18 Pro are standard with Kenworth’s column-mounted, right-hand shifter. The shifter places gear selection and engine brake controls at the driver’s fingertips for enhanced ergonomics, comfort and overall performance.

On-highway maintenance intervals are 500,000 miles or five years, and vocational intervals are 250,000 miles or three years for the TX-18 and TX-18 Pro. The transmissions utilize a maintenance-free clutch.

The TX-18 and TX-18 Pro join Kenworth’s Paccar transmissions lineup, which include the Paccar TX-12 automated transmission for fuel efficient, on-highway applications and the Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission standard on Kenworth’s new medium duty models. — Transport Topics

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