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Eaton and Cummins Expand Powertrain Offerings

Power management company Eaton has collaborated with Cummins to expand their lineup of integrated ISX15 SmartAdvantage powertrains. This will provide customers with additional choices tailored to their unique applications and operations. A new SmartAdvantage direct drive ratio is now available, and new engine ratings for the small-step overdrive ratios are being announced.

The new SmartAdvantage direct drive ratio is available in Cummins ISX15 400 HP and 450 HP ratings with 1550/1750 foot-pounds torque rating, ensuring optimal performance at lower rpm when combined with a 2.26- or 2.28-axle ratio. This package is the ideal solution for line haul or regional haul applications that operate in flat and hilly road terrains at cruise speeds in the range of 50 to 62 mph.

Launched in 2013, the SmartAdvantage powertrain with small-step technology is now available with new 400 HP and 420 HP ratings that provide customers with additional options beyond the original 450 HP rating. Small-step technology provides the benefits of a direct drive and an overdrive transmission configuration and is ideal where cruising speeds exceed 62 mph or where vehicles spend a high percentage of time – 75 percent or more – at a set cruise speed.,

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Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.