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Detroit DT12 Transmission

November 28, 2016 - Products

<p><em>Detroit DT12 Transmission (Photo courtesy of Detroit Diesel)</em></p>

Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel Corporation and its component brand Detroit announced the availability of a power take-off (PTO) option for its industry leading automated manual transmission, the Detroit DT12.

Both the Direct Drive and Over Drive DT12 transmissions are available for order with a proprietary rear mounted PTO on original Freightliner Cascadia models with or without the Evolution aerodynamic package and Western Star 5700XE models. This option is scheduled to be available for the new Freightliner Cascadia on Jan. 1, 2018.

The Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) has gained rapid customer acceptance with customers since it was launched with approximately 65% of customers ordering the DT12 in the Cascadia and approximately 85% of customers ordering the DT12 in the 5700XE for 2016.

“The introduction of this PTO will allow us to offer customers in the Bulk Haul tractor trailer segment a Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission with a PTO option in certain applications,” said Kelly Gedert, manager of Detroit Powertrain and Component Marketing. “The majority of these customers are more weight sensitive, which helps make the Detroit DT12 more attractive than other competitor automated manual transmissions.”

The DT12 PTO is for use in the bulk haul tractor trailer market specifically and tailored for stationary operation on 100% pavement only. Targeted applications include liquid trailers, dry goods, wet goods, and moving floors.

Detroit offers a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, transmissions, safety systems and connected vehicle services for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets.

Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations throughout North America.

For more information, or to locate the nearest Detroit location, visit Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

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