Paccar is introducing its new Automated Transmission for on-highway commercial vehicles.

The transmission is designed to complement the performance of Paccar MX engines and axles. Kenworth and Peterbilt will begin offering Paccar Automated Transmission to North American customers in October this year.

“The Paccar Automated Transmission is engineered to work with Paccar MX engines and axles and provide performance,” said Paccar vice president, Landon Sproull.

“Together, Paccar Powertrain components deliver fuel economy and driver satisfaction —top priorities for our customers.”

The Paccar Automated Transmission is designed for line-haul applications up to 110,000 lbs Gross Vehicle Weight. It is available for engine ratings up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and features integrated electronic communications with the Paccar MX engine.

The 750,000-mile oil change interval is the longest available for line-haul applications, maintains the supplier, which reduces maintenance costs and increases uptime.

The transmission includes a differentiated fluid pressure detection system which protects gears and shafts from low fluid conditions and allows Paccar to offer warranty coverage.

Other features include a maintenance-free clutch and an internally routed electrical system to maximise durability.