ZF looks to the future with HVT and hybrid technology
ZF will focus on efficiency and reducing fuel consumption at this year’s show. The transmission and driveline component manufacturer will present its Ergopower efficiency package that combines the cPower continuously variable transmission with the ZF Hybrid module that should be commercially available in the future. cPower is a hydromechanical variable transmission that combines hydrostatic drive pumps with a mechanical powershift gearbox. Available for use in a range of machines, including wheeled loaders, telehandlers, graders and wheeled excavators, ZF claims that HVT can save up to 25% in fuel costs. The firm’s hybrid system will be able to be used with all forms of ZF transmission and could be incorporated in the transmission or separately in the machine for additional fuel consumption benefits.