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Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions available for order

Aug. 17, 2022
The 18-speed transmissions are designed for both on-highway and vocational applications. They support maximums of 510 hp, 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque capacity and 140,000 lb. of gross combination vehicle weight (GCVW).

The new Paccar TX-18 and Paccar TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order.

Both 18-speed transmissions build upon the Paccar TX-12. The Paccar TX-18 offers additional capability for heavy on-highway use for applications, such as heavy haul transport. The TX-18 Pro adds enhanced capabilities and features for extreme duty vocational applications and other select off-highway applications.

The new transmissions are available with the Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 equipped with the Paccar MX-13 and Paccar MX-11 engines. Engineered to operate with the Paccar MX engine platform, the new TX-18 and TX-18 Pro transmissions support maximums of 510 horsepower, 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque capacity and 140,000 lb. of gross combination vehicle weight (GCVW).

The new 18-speed ratio provides shifting and performance in a wide range of operating applications. The TX-18 has three reverse gears, and the TX-18 Pro has six, designed to pair with deep axle ratios. Multiple reverse gears aim for improved maneuverability around job sites. 

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.

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. 

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 TX-12 automated transmission and the TX-8 automatic transmission standard on Kenworth’s new medium duty models.

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