Eaton and Cummins Announce Powertrain Package for North American Heavy Duty Truck Market – New Offering Expected to Deliver 3

  Eaton and Cummins Announce Powertrain Package for North American Heavy Duty
  Truck Market – New Offering Expected to Deliver 3-6 Percent Better Fuel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 10, 2013

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today
unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy duty truck
market that is expected to deliver 3-6 percent fuel economy improvements,
lower preventative maintenance costs, and total lifecycle cost improvements.
The new product integrates an Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated
transmission with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings. The product will be
available in the fall of 2013 for linehaul, regional haul and
less-than-truckload applications.

Speaking at a media event today at The American Trucking Associations annual
Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, executives from both companies said
this product announcement is the result of a long-standing collaboration
between Eaton and Cummins. The powertrain package promises to deliver a more
fuel efficient, reliable and robust powertrain package.

“Cummins and Eaton have had an extensive technical and business relationship
over the years, in which we have collaborated on powertrain solutions for the
North American on-highway markets that we serve,” said Lori Thompson, Cummins
Vice President – Truck and Bus OEM Business. “This latest chapter in our
partnership combines some of the best technologies from both companies and
makes them smarter; delivering the level of fuel economy improvements that our
customers have come to expect.”

“The collaboration between the Eaton and Cummins teams has resulted in a
superior powertrain package with which both fleet owners and professional
drivers will be thrilled,” said Tim Sinden, president – North American Truck
Operations, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “The level of integration between this
transmission and engine is best in class in the North American heavy duty
truck market.”

The Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission will be offered as a
small ratio step Over-Drive model with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings;
the ISX15 415 ST2 with torque of 1450/1650 ft-lbs, and the ISX15 450 ST2 with
torque of 1550 ft-lbs /1,750 ft-lbs. Through a combination of hardware and
software enhancements, the powertrain package benefits include:

  *Integrated power, fuel and shifting strategies to provide three and six
    percent fuel economy improvement for linehaul and regional haul
  *Optimized engine and transmission communications and new control logic
    enable further engine downspeeding in the over-drive position, and the
    effective use of direct drive technology in operational conditions
    required for a blend of perfect efficiency.

One of the main enhancements Eaton has made with its Fuller Advantage Series
transmission is the elimination of the cooler, which helps to reduce the
overall package weight and improve reliability. Combined with the use of
aluminum for the rear transmission housing, range cylinder, shift bar housing
and the shift tower – along with a thin wall, cast iron main case design – the
new transmission weighs 75 pounds less than Eaton’s UltraShift PLUS LAS base
model. A new precision lubrication system for precise and efficient
transmission lubrication further enhances fuel economy by reducing churning

The new engine and transmission combination has been designed specifically to
work smarter to maximize fuel economy benefits. Cummins new ISX15 SmartTorque2
ratings are the next generation of today’s SmartTorque ratings and precisely
manage the power needed for the load demand. The Vehicle Acceleration
Management is a patented Cummins electronic feature that manages vehicle
acceleration for smoother shifting. This feature contributes to fuel economy
benefits in stop and go duty cycles found in regional haul applications.

The powertrain package is currently undergoing field testing with various
sized fleets, and initial testing and customer validation results are
confirming the 3 to 6 percent fuel economy improvement.

Customers can rely on the proven service support offered today through Eaton’s
unparalleled Roadranger® team of sales and service professionals and Cummins
extensive network.

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient
solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and
mechanical power. With 2012 sales of $16.3 billion, Eaton is a global
technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power
quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring
products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and
mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for
commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and
powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton acquired
Cooper Industries plc in 2012. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and
sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information,

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and
natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power
generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins
currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers
in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of
approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and
approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of
$17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at
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