Eaton has increased the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular 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.
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,” says 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.”
The innovative, patented design of the Eaton Fuller RTLO transmissions feature a simple mainshaft without splines that results in fast, easy range and splitter shifts. Helical gears in the auxiliary section of the transmissions provides quieter operation and increased durability. Select models have an optimized lubrication system that provides increased cooling and lubrication for more difficult, harder working applications.
The best-selling clutch in North America, Eaton says the Solo Advantage is designed and manufactured to strict OEM specifications, and stays in constant adjustment by maintaining bearing release position. Advanced vibration control technology provides exceptional reliability and 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.