Eaton is widening the vocational availability of its Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) overdrive models, offering optional “Urge to Move,” “Creep Mode” and “Blended Pedal” functions to improve low-speed maneuverability in situations such as backing into a loading dock or maneuvering in a construction job site.
Evan Vijithakumara, Eaton’s product strategy manager, said in a statement that the Fuller Advantage 10-speed AMT can now be used in 110,000 lbs.-plus gross combined weight (GCW) vocational truck applications, with 6- and 8-bolt power take off (PTO) opening options, “Hill Start Aid” and intelligent gear selection logic functions.
He pointed to the AMT’s precision lubrication system as a key feature, as that system reduces the oil churn energy losses found in traditional transmissions by nearly 33%.
“With less heat being generated, Fuller Advantage transmissions do not require a transmission fluid cooler and corresponding lines and fittings,” Vijithakumara said. “The result is less preventative maintenance is required while engine fans cycle less, further reducing horsepower demand.”
He added that the precision lube system uses only 16 pints of oil, which is nearly half the amount used in traditional transmissions.
“Vocational fleets currently operating our FR series manual transmission, and who are considering an automated transmission in their next truck, will really appreciate the performance and peace of mind that the cooler-less Fuller Advantage transmission offers,” noted Molly Doyle, Eaton’s heavy-duty transmission sales manager, in a statement.