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UltraShift PLUS VXP

UltraShift PLUS VXP is an 18-speed automated manual transmission designed for the heaviest heavy-duty applications - logging, mining, military and agriculture.  With an unlimited maximum gross combination weight rating, it is truly a workhorse.

Speeds
18
Maximum GCW
Unlimited
PTO Compatibility
6-bolt and 8-bolt

Performance You Can Count On

Vehicle control is vital on job sites. That’s why we engineer advanced features such as GearLogic™ technology, which improves low-speed performance, into our products. When it comes to grades, UltraShift PLUS transmissions offer superior performance compared to torque converter automatics. The Aggressive Performance calibration also improves acceleration through enhanced shift strategies. Enhanced split-shaft power take-off (PTO) capabilities allow the operator to control the throttle and transmission gear selection outside the vehicle’s cab for improved efficiency and safety.

Designed for Your Bottom Line

UltraShift PLUS transmissions are designed for optimal fuel efficiency, and less wear and tear on drivetrain components for reduced maintenance costs. Compared to a torque converter automatic, an UltraShift PLUS will cost you about 50% less. It will also double the length of lubricant change intervals and use 50% less fluid. Service can be performed at your local dealer to get your vehicle back on the job faster maximizing your uptime -- no need for a two-step repair process.

Get to know UltraShift PLUS

Fleet managers and drivers alike will appreciate the improved safety and greater fleet-wide fuel efficiency these automated transmissions deliver compared to their manual counterparts and torque converter automatics.

A powerful remote diagnostics solution

If there is a service issue, UltraShift PLUS uses Eaton IntelliConnect,™ a telematics-capable system that provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes, prioritizes the critical events and provides accurate and comprehensive action plans by our technical experts. Unplanned downtime is reduced and quicker repair diagnosis gets you back on the road faster.

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Peace of Mind

Like all Eaton Cummins automated transmissions, UltraShift PLUS is backed by the support, solutions and expertise of the Roadranger® network.

UltraShift PLUS Service Literature

You can now access digital versions of our product service literature. These digital documents are always up to date and contain the same real-time information you would have access to using Product Information within our ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic tool. 

Click on the Troubleshooting Guide or Service Manual thumbnail to access each document.

Standard Warranty

  Application Torque rating  
Transmission
On-road Linehaul 1750 lbs.-ft. and below
3 year/300,000 miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Standard Duty - Pickup & delivery, Construction, Recreational vehicle, Transit coach, Fire service, Rescue vehicle 1750 lbs.-ft. and below 3 year/unlimited miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Severe Duty - Heavy haul, Logging, Mining, Oil field, Refuse, Agriculture, Off-highway
1750 lbs.-ft. and below
2 year/unlimited miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Clutch On-road Linehaul All 3 year/350,000 miles
Standard Duty - Pickup & delivery, Construction, Recreational vehicle, Transit coach, Fire service, Rescue vehicle
3 year/unlimited miles
Severe Duty - Heavy haul, Logging, Mining, Oil field, Refuse, Agriculture, Off-highway
2 year/unlimited miles

Extended Protection Plans

  Application Torque rating  
Transmission
On-road Linehaul 1750 lbs.-ft. and below
2 years/200,000 miles; 4 years/450,000 miles; 4 years/550,000 miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Standard Duty - Pickup & delivery, Construction, Recreational vehicle, Transit coach, Fire service, Rescue vehicle 1750 lbs.-ft. and below 1 year/unlimited miles; 2 year/unlimited miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Severe Duty - Heavy haul, Logging, Mining, Oil field, Refuse, Agriculture, Off-highway
1750 lbs.-ft. and below
1 year/unlimited miles; 2 year/unlimited miles; 3 year/unlimited miles
1850 lbs.-ft. and above
Clutch On-road Linehaul
All 1 year/100,000 miles; 2 years/200,000 miles
Standard Duty - Pickup & delivery, Construction, Recreational vehicle, Transit coach, Fire service, Rescue vehicle
1 year/unlimited miles; 2 year/unlimited miles
Severe Duty - Heavy haul, Logging, Mining, Oil field, Refuse, Agriculture, Off-highway
1 year/unlimited miles; 2 year/unlimited miles; 3 year/unlimited miles

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    Specifications
    Models
    Maximum Engine Torque Capacity lb.-ft. [Nm]
    FO-18E318B-VXP 1850 [2509]
    FO-20E318B-VXP 2050 [2779]
    FO-22E318B-VXP 2250 [3051]

    Specifications

    Speeds Forward Speeds 18
    Reverse Gears 4
    Capacities Maximum GCW lbs. [kgs]
    Unlimited
    Maximum Engine Torque lb.-ft. [Nm] 
    2250 [3051]
    Dimensions Length in. [mm]
    34.98 [888.4]
    Weight lbs. [kgs]
    978 [444]
    Gear Ratios
    Overall Ratio 19.73:1
    First Gear Ratio 14.4:1
    Forward Gears Gear Ratio % Step
    1 14.40 17
    2 12.29 44
    3 8.51 17
    4 7.26 20
    5 6.05 17
    6 5.16 18
    7 4.38 17
    8 3.74 17
    9 3.20 17
    10 2.73 20
    11 2.28 18
    12 1.94 20
    13 1.62 17
    14 1.38 18
    15 1.17 17
    16 1.00 16
    17 0.86 17
    18 0.73 --
    Reverse Gears 1 15.06
    2 12.85
    3 4.03
    4 3.43
    Lubrication and Cooling Lubrication Interval miles [km] 180,000 [289,682]-500,000 [804,672] 1
    Oil Capacity pints [liters] 28 [13.2]
    Recommended Oil Eaton PS-386
    Integral Oil Pump Required option
    External Oil to Water Cooler Available option
    External Oil Filter Available option
    PTO Capability
    6-bolt Yes 4
    8-bolt Yes
    Thru-shaft No
    PTO Speed % of Engine 79
    Combined PTO Torque lb.-ft. [Nm] 500 [677.9] 6
    Typical Vehicle Types 
    Mining
    Logging
    Agriculture
    Military
     

    Notes:

    1 180,000 miles for vocational applications; 500,000 miles for linehaul applications
    4 Will interfere with front mount oil filter. Rear or remote mount oil filter must be utilized.
    6 Intermittent torque of up to 750 lb.-ft. at the countershaft is permitted for 5 minutes of each 15 minute PTO duty cycle.

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    UltraShift PLUS Service Literature

    You can now access digital versions of our product service literature. These digital documents are always up to date and contain the same real-time information you would have access to using Product Information within our ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic tool. 

    Click on the Troubleshooting Guide or Service Manual thumbnail to access each document.

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