Eaton extends manual transmission, clutch warranties

Eaton extends manual transmission, clutch warranties

Power management company Eaton announced it has increased the warranty coverage for two of the company’s heavy-duty manual transmissions. New truck customers who specify either an Eaton RTLO 13-speed or 18-speed transmission, a Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will now receive a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch.

Eaton heavy-duty manual transmission
Eaton heavy-duty manual transmission

The program was introduced July 1, 2016, and will remain in effect until June 30, 2017, for all makes and models of new trucks purchased in the U.S. and Canada.

“Our rugged manual transmissions have been the trucking industry standard for years,” said David Karnes, vice president, Commercial Vehicle Sales, North America, Eaton. “That robust design, coupled with the one of industry’s best clutches and lube offerings, has allowed us to provide our customers with these free warranty extensions.”

According to the company, the design of the Eaton Fuller RTLO transmissions feature a mainshaft without splines and helical gears in the auxiliary section of the transmissions, which Eaton said provides quieter operation and increased durability.

Eaton’s PS-386 Synthetic Transmission Fluid is designed specifically to optimize performance in Eaton transmissions. PS-386 also improves fuel efficiency and gear wear to help promote longer transmission life.

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