Ford Transit now available with efficient and durable new 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
Ford Transit with advanced -speed automatic transmission now in production for heavy-duty rear-wheel drive applications Available with 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel efficient new gearbox offers outstanding durability refined performance and high towing capability New 10-speed automatic ideal for applications such as grocery delivery and emergency response vehicles motorhome conversions and Ford’s factory-built Transit minibus Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models that offers excellent fuel efficiency1 outstanding durability and the ability to tow up to 2800 kg2 the company today announced. The new transmission offers the ideal solution for RWD Transit applications where automatics are preferred for their ease-of-use and convenience such as higher weight conversions including grocery delivery vans emergency response vehicles and motorhomes as well as Ford’s popular factory-built 15-seat and 18-seat Transit minibuses. Developed in-house by Ford engineers and proven in models as diverse as the award-winning Ranger and F150 pick-ups as well as the Mustang high performance sports car the intelligent transmission is designed to minimise fuel costs for owners and operators using a broader spread of ratios that allows engines to operate at their most efficient. Available on RWD Transit variants powered by Ford’s latest 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue HDT diesel engine the 10-speed automatic transmission underwent intensive performance and durability testing to ensure suitability for heavy-duty use in commercial vehicles that operate at high weights tow frequently and have high-intensity work schedules. “Transit drivers will enjoy the smooth power delivery of our class-leading 10-speed automatic gearbox as much as operators will benefit from its durability and efficiency” said Hans Schep general manager Commercial Vehicles Ford of Europe. “Easier to drive and offering excellent towing ability the automatic option for Transit heavy-duty users enhances the tough capable character and excellent driving characteristics that have earned businesses’ respect.” Now in full production the new RWD transmission builds on the major package of upgrades launched on Transit during 2019 including more economical and electrified powertrains increased payload and enhanced connectivity. The 10-speed gearbox is introduced alongside the existing six-speed automatic which remains available for lighter duty front-wheel drive Transit applications. Engineered for efficiency and durability The 10-speed design with more gear ratios means the Transit’s 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine can consistently operate more closely to its peak efficiency and deliver a more responsive driving experience. Real-time adaptive shift scheduling allows the transmission to adapt to changing conditions enabling the optimum gear selection for performance fuel efficiency or refinement in any driving scenario. Computer simulations helped optimise the gearbox architecture by balancing the benefits of more ratios against energy lost during more frequent gear changes. A 10-speed gearbox that allows higher torque and power as well as delivering the right gear at the right time proved the optimal choice. Ford’s Casting-Integrated Direct Action Solenoid (CIDAS) is one of 20 technologies patented during the transmission’s development. The CIDAS increases clutch pressure accuracy and reduces stroke time to deliver faster smoother gear changes resulting in more torque being transferred to the road more of the time to make lighter work of heavy-duty operation. This also means drivers can use less throttle for the same performance result. A patented low-viscosity transmission fluid reduces internal friction further enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing component wear as well as eliminating the need for scheduled fluid changes. A variable-vane pump changes delivery according to demand which decreases parasitic losses and improves vehicle refinement. The high-speed one-way clutch also significantly reduces vibration and harshness during low-speed gear changes – benefitting drivers who spend long shifts in the cab. The 10-speed automatic transmission is calibrated specifically to suit Transit driving characteristics and applications and to work alongside Auto Start-Stop technology for even greater fuel efficiency. Acceleration is smooth and progressive at slow speeds and when accelerating from a standstill. Designed specifically for challenging heavy-duty applications the transmission has benefitted from more than 6 million kilometres of durability testing during development including thousands of kilometres of punishing off-road racing. A wide range of potential users Equipped with the 10-speed automatic gearbox Transit offers GVMs ranging from 3500 kg to 4600 kg and single- or dual-rear-wheel options and is available with chassis cab minibus and van body styles. A generous maximum GTM of 6100 kg is ideal for operators in construction utilities or events industries who frequently tow equipment. The 10-speed automatic gearbox allows Transit to tow up to 2800 kg. The simple operation of an automatic and capability to handle high vehicle weights also makes the new transmission suitable for heavier conversions such as grocery delivery vehicles emergency response vehicles mini-coaches and urban mobility vehicles as well as larger motorhomes – all applications where drivers can often be less experienced in driving large vehicles and have to deal with congested stop-start traffic conditions. The gearbox’s efficiency and durability also make an automatic transmission a viable choice for fleet operators assessing total cost of ownership minimal downtime and vehicle capability. Customers requiring a converted vehicle can take advantage of Ford’s One Stop Shop range of converted tipper dropside and box vans that provide operators with a ready-to-go solution for their needs. For more specialist requirements accredited converters can design and manufacture bespoke vehicles built on Transit with 10-speed automatic transmission through the Qualified Vehicle Modifier programme; a wide range of specialised features are available through the Special Vehicle Options programme to tailor each Transit to the task. # # # 1For Transit 10-speed automatic HDT vehicles with a reference mass between 2380 kg and 2610 kg the following fuel consumption and CO2 emission values are applicable – 7.3 l100 km 193 gkm NEDC (11.6 l100 km 305 gkm WLTP). The declared fuelenergy consumptions CO2-emissions and electric range are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 7152007 and (EU) 20171151 as last amended. Light Duty Vehicle type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will have fuelenergy consumption and CO2-emission information for New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) and WLTP. WLTP will fully replace the NEDC latest by the end of the year 2020. The applied standard test procedures enable comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. During NEDC phase-out WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered so the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. 2Max towing varies based on cargo vehicle configuration accessories and number of passengers.
New Case IH Nutri-Placer 930 advances fertilizer application for Russian farmers
Case IH Nutri-Placer pull-type NH applicator is the right tool to apply liquid fertilizer to increase product efficacy and potential crop yield. Anhydrous ammonia is widely used as a fertilizer in crop production due to its low price and high concentration of the active substance. Case IH Nutri-Placer 930 pull-type NH3 applicator is the right tool to apply liquid fertilizer to increase product efficacy and potential crop yield. Anhydrous ammonia is widely used as a fertilizer in crop production due to its low price and high concentration of the active substance. The new Case IH Nutri-Placer® 930 is now available to farmers in Russia enabling them to apply liquid fertilizer carefully and quickly improving the productivity of every pass. Built to the standard of professional producers and commercial applicators the Nutri-Placer is made for high-speed minimal soil disturbance and precise nutrient management so you can cover more hectares in a day. The Case IH Nutri-Placer 930 pull-type implement is available in working widths of 8.4 9.9 11.4 13 or 14.6 m and with two different row spacing configurations of 50.8 cm and 76.2 cm. The high clearance toolbar allows work in high crop residues to ensure the correct fertilization timing regardless of the soil condition. With three frame sections the Nutri-Placer 930 easily follows the ground contour and can be used with tractors from 220 to 500 hp. A fundamentally new hook-up mechanism gives a simple and firm connection which is properly dimensioned to withstand working speeds of up to 18 kmh. Five different configurations of ground engaging tools are available able to meet farmers’ needs for all soil conditions. The High Speed Low Disturbance (HSLD) coulter in particular provides better residue cover and a more level surface finish than other coulter-style applicators. The HSLD coulter is capable of speeds up to 18 kmh and places nutrients up to 16 cm deep in the root zone right where crops need it most. The Nutri-Placer 930 has a constant level rear hitch capable of pulling a tank trailer up to 11340 kg required to connect the pull type NH3 tank supplied by third-party fertilizer companies.
Goodyear extends on-road range with New KMAX T GEN-2 Trailer Tire
Enhanced mileage longer service life and full PMSF compliance are key benefits Summary Goodyear is complementing its premium KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive truck range with the new KMAX T GEN-2 trailer tyres. The new products are predominately for regional fleets and offer amongst other benefits greater mileage longer life full winter tire EU legislation compliance and RFID connectivity. The new product generation replacing the KMAX T trailer tyre range are the latest addition to the Goodyear Total Mobility value proposition. This unique customizable offer for fleets also includes smart fleet solutions and the support of an expert service network throughout Europe. Goodyear is complementing its premium KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive truck range with the new KMAX T GEN-2 trailer tyres. The new products are predominately for regional fleets and offer amongst other benefits greater mileage longer life full winter tire EU legislation compliance and RFID connectivity. The new product generation replacing the KMAX T trailer tyre range are the latest addition to the Goodyear Total Mobility value proposition. This unique customizable offer for fleets also includes smart fleet solutions and the support of an expert service network throughout Europe. “The KMAX T GEN-2 range offers important benefits to inter-regional and regional fleets in particular those operating under changing load levels or traveling to regions with varying weather conditions. Since the launch of this new range we see leading fleets updating their trailer policies to include the latest generation of 3PMSF homologated winter tyres. In addition the range offers enhanced mileage connectivity and optimal performance levels during the service life.” said Maciej Szymanski Director Marketing Commercial Tyres Europe at Goodyear. It is one of the most comprehensive ranges of 3PMSF trailer tyres on the market including one 19.5” and four 22.5” rim sizes including a 38565R22.5 High Load version meeting the strictest legal requirements for performance on winter roads. Tread Design The new tread design has 5- 6- or 7-ribs depending on size providing damage and wear resistance for high mileage and long service life under severe conditions. It has deep sipes which are still visible even at 75% worn and offer enhanced wet grip and all-weather performance. Intellimax Groove Technology features a teardrop-shaped bottom blade design to avoid groove cracking in high friction trailer and other demanding applications. Tread Compound The cool running and high abrasion-resistant tread compound offers high mileage and fuel efficiency. The chemical formula and polymer network ensure the lower rolling resistance of the tyre and contribute to fuel economy lower emissions combined with a high level of resistance against tread wear and lateral scrubbing. Multiple Life The new trailer tyres are regroovable so fleets can further optimise their cost thanks to the exclusive TreadMax moldcure retreading process which uses the same tread pattern and material as new products. RFID Connectivity to tyre management systems such as eJob and FleetOnlineSolutions is ensured thanks to radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated in the tyres. RFID is also known as a deterrent to theft because these assets can be traced thanks to the information stored on the tag. Sizes and label grades Tyre Size Load SPEED Index 1 Load SPEED Index 2 3PMSF WETGRIP RR Noise KMAX T GEN-2 43550 R 19.5 160 J ü B B 72dB KMAX T GEN-2 HL 38565 R 22.5 164 K 158 L ü C B 72dB KMAX T GEN-2 42565 R 22.5 165 K ü * * * KMAX T GEN-2 44565 R 22.5 169 K ü * * * KMAX T GEN-2 38555 R 22.5 160 K 158 L ü * * * *The EU tyre label grades for these tyres are not yet available. The range will continue to extend.
Perkins appoints Diesel Motors as its distributor for Uruguay
Claudio Sapio director of Diesel Motors Co. SRL signs the distributor agreement. Perkins Engines Company Limited has entered into an agreement appointing Diesel Motors Co. SRL as the authorised Perkins distributor for Uruguay. With more than 25 years’ experience working with engines Diesel Motors has already established its headquarters in Montevideo supported by additional warehousing and workshops. Its highly experienced team of sales repair and servicing technicians have worked with engines and machines for many years. “Traditionally Uruguay is very strong in the agriculture and livestock sectors but we’ve also seen increased investment in large construction projects” said Jaz Gill Vice President of global sales marketing service and parts at Perkins. He continued: “As a result new and used Perkins-powered machinery is coming into the country all of which needs to be serviced and supported. Diesel Motors is well-placed to ensure our valued customers receive exceptional service given their expertise and reach across all regions in Uruguay.” Claudio Sapio Diesel Motors’ director said: “Perkins is a great brand and we are really proud to become the Perkins distributor in Uruguay. This collaboration is very beneficial for Perkins customers who not only have a great engine but also our commitment to deliver the highest level of service support to help their businesses succeed.”
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