PETERBILT LAUNCHES FULLER ULTRASHIFT® PLUS TRANSMISSIONS FOR VOCATIONAL AND ON-HIGHWAY MODELS
Louisville, KY (March 24, 2010)
Today, Peterbilt Motors Company announced immediate availability of the Fuller UltraShift® PLUS Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS), Vocational Construction Series (VCS) and Vocational Multipurpose Series (VMS) transmissions for Peterbilt Models 389, 388, 587, 386, 384, 367 and 365.
Fleets and drivers are requesting vehicles that are simple to operate and address increased traffic congestion and changing driver demographics. The new Fuller UltraShift PLUS transmissions are designed to tackle these issues with fully integrated electronics to optimize performance. The electronic controls employ grade sensing, driver throttle commands and vehicle weight to make intelligent shift decisions as needed.
“The Fuller UltraShift PLUS is an ideal solution to simplify driver operation, increase safety and proactively protect your driveline investment and minimize operating costs,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “Both UltraShift PLUS systems utilize two-pedal operation for simplicity, as well as push button shift controls with manual shift override and low mode for driver convenience.”
The Fuller UltraShift PLUS LAS 13 Speed system features:
Over-drive, direct-drive and multi-torque capabilities
Intelligent gear selection for optimal performance and fuel economy
Seat or dash mounted shift controls for easy access
The Fuller UltraShift PLUS Vocational (VCS) and (VMS) 10, 11 or Speed systems feature:
Hill Start Aid that prevents vehicle roll-back or roll-forward when launching on grades
UltraShift PLUS transmission systems offer torque capacities from 1450 lb-ft to 2250 lb-ft.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.