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ZF cPower CVT development for wheeled loaders eliminates the need for a torque converter
Transmission technology continues to evolve and ZF’s cPower transmission finally serves up a CVT gearbox (Continuously Variable Transmission) suited to wheeled loader use, eliminating the need for a torque converter.
Using its experience gained in the agricultural tractor sector, where CVT gearboxes have been in use for over 10 years, the cPower transmission uses a blend of hydrostatics and mechanical drives to split power throughout the entire working speed range with the aim of managing and reducing engine revs independently to travel speed.
Cleverly, cPower will automatically adjust engine speed and use only the power it needs to reach and maintain a chosen travel speed. The result can be up to 25% less fuel consumption and up to 20% more operating efficiency as the transmission seamlessly manages travel speeds without any interruption in drive.