Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies in Galesburg (east of Kalamazoo) has introduced its Endurant XD series, expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup.
The transmissions are designed for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings such as double and triple trailer trucks and severe-duty on- and off-highway applications such as dump and logging trucks.
The series has the torque and horsepower capacity to cover all Class 8 North American engines including the Cummins X15. Endurant XD transmissions will be available beginning in 2021.
“The DNA of the Endurant platform is efficiency, light weight, and low cost of ownership,” says Charles Masters, general manager. “We’ve taken that DNA and added the durability and unique features that customers demand from trucks operating in severe heavy haul and vocational applications to create the Endurant XD series.”
The series is going through a development testing program that puts the transmission through evaluations under extreme conditions. It has 18 forward speeds, so it can be used in many driving scenarios, up to six reverse gears, and software that makes smart shift decisions. The series also features provisions for bottom eight-bolt and rear four-bolt high capacity power takeoffs, as well as a transmission oil cooler provision available when required.
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is a joint venture between Eaton and Cummins Inc. that produces heavy-duty automated transmissions for the commercial vehicle market.