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Detroit DT12 Automated Tranny Ready for Freightliner DD13 Engine

September 19, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
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The new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission from Detroit Diesel Corp. is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine.

The DT12 offers the ease of operation that comes with an automatic with the efficiency of a manual transmission. When paired with the DD13 engine, this lighter-weight transmission is well suited for regional haul, pick-up and delivery applications.

“Because of the type of routes that they run, which often involve a lot of stop and go operations, our regional haul customers are seeking ways to extend fuel economy,” said Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “Together, the DT12 and the DD13 provide a smart, productive solution that boosts efficiency.”

The DT12 has performance features that further maximize efficiency, such as creep mode — which modulates the clutch to improve low-speed maneuverability. That makes backing up to a loading dock or maneuvering through tight city traffic easier. Skip Shift, which automatically skips gears, enables the transmission to run through lower gears faster to achieve cruising speed sooner.

The DT12 comes standard with a 5-year/750,000-mile warranty, with a 3-year/350,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The Detroit Customer Service network provides immediate access to maintenance information, and with hundreds of authorized locations in the United States and Canada, factory-trained technicians are always available.

For more information, visit www.demanddetroit.com.