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Eaton Cummins Endurant XD transmission

Eaton Cummins introduces Endurant XD transmission

March 19, 2020
All-new heavy-duty series designed for on/off highway applications, including double, triple trailer trucks

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup with the introduction of the all-new Endurant XD series.

The Eaton Cummins Endurant XD series features purpose-built, high-performance automated transmissions designed for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings, such as double and triple trailer trucks, and severe-duty on/off highway applications like dump and logging trucks, the company said.

The Endurant XD series has torque and horsepower capacity to cover all Class 8 North American engines, including the Cummins X15. Endurant XD transmissions are expected to be available starting in 2021, the company maintained.

“The DNA of the Endurant platform is efficiency, light weight and low cost of ownership,” said Charles Masters, general manager of Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. “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.”

Because reliability is critical for customers, the Endurant XD series is currently going through an extensive development testing program that puts the transmission through evaluations under extreme conditions.

The Endurant XD series has 18 forward speeds, making it highly versatile and allowing it to be utilized in many applications and driving scenarios. It is designed for ease of use, with impressive low-speed maneuverability, up to six reverse gears and optimized software that makes smart shift decisions to instill confidence in difficult conditions. The Endurant XD series features provisions for bottom 8-bolt and rear 4-bolt high-capacity power take-offs, and a transmission oil cooler provision is available when required.

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