Eaton Cummins Endurant XD transmissions now available

Dec. 13, 2023

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant XD series automated transmission is now available in select vocational Western Star and Freightliner models. 

As part of the Cummins integrated powertrain, Endurant XD and Endurant XD Pro, paired with the Cummins X12 or X15 engine, are available in the Western Star 47X and 49X and the Freightliner 114SD PLUS​.

“We offer our vocational customers reliable products that can be outfitted to suit their needs,” said Aaron Scates, VP of vocational and medium duty market development at Daimler Truck North America, the Freightliner and Western Star parent company. “By offering the Eaton Cummins Endurant XD series transmissions in our Western Star and Freightliner vehicles, our customers will have more options when spec’ing for their specific application.”

The Endurant XD series are new, purpose-built, 18-speed automated manual transmissions designed for applications with high gross combined weight ratings, such as heavy-haul and double- and triple-trailer tractors, and heavy-duty vocational trucks operating in harsh environments.

“The Endurant XD series represents a new level of precision, control, and durability that will change the way vocational fleets think about AMTs,” said Dave Karnes, VP of sales at Eaton Cummins.

In November, Cummins announced the Endurant XD series was available in select Kenworth truck models in Mexico and Latin America. 

Endurant XD and Endurant XD Pro are offered as part of the Cummins integrated powertrain, paired with the Cummins X15 engine, and are available in Kenworth T680 and T880 models.

“We think Mexico fleets are going to really like the Endurant XD series as they make the move from manual transmissions to automated transmissions,” said Max Martinis, Mexico sales director, Eaton Cummins. “The Endurant XD series delivers an impressive combination of capability and ease of use, which is important in Mexico’s challenging environment.”

The Endurant XD has undergone millions of miles of testing from Australia to Mexico in various applications, including dump and logging trucks. Its robust design features encapsulate electronics protected from the environment and provide operators with oil pressure and temperature information to ensure performance in extreme conditions.

The Endurant XD features Eaton’s twin-countershaft design with helical gears optimized for fuel efficiency. The Endurant XD delivers up to 2% improvement in fuel efficiency when compared to the UltraShift Plus.