Eaton Corp. says its UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission will be offered by Hino Trucks on its 2009 model year 268A and 338 medium-duty trucks.

According to Eaton, independent testing showed the UltraShift HV, an automated mechanical transmission, provided 6 to 19% fuel economy savings compared to conventional automatic transmissions with torque converters. The Eaton transmission, designed for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with 195 to 260 hp. diesel engines, handles torque outputs up to 660 lb.-ft. and loads up to 33,000 lbs. GVW.

Eaton also announced that it will offer replacement kits for Fuller clutches that combine clutch and transmission components in one package. The kits are available for the RT and FR Series transmissions with the company's Easy-Pedal and Solo clutch designs. This includes the replacement clutch, four clutch release shaft bushings, front bearing cover gasket, outer and inner input shaft snap rings, shift lever tower gasket, front bearing cover, clutch housing gasket, input shaft bearing, pilot bearing, input shaft assembly, clutch brake, and clutch release fork.