CV Technology From ZF Stepless Into the Future
Even if wheel loaders and other construction machines appear large and cumbersome, they must apply their force and power precisely in measured amounts. Here, the ZF driveline technology ensures the necessary sensitivity. Movement sequences flow easier using continuously variable transmissions from ZF. Therefore, construction machines can be more precisely controlled. With gear shifting the drop in power associated with the change of gear does not occur. This ensures more constant engine speeds. Also the driver profits from the continuously variable technology, because manual gear shifting is no longer needed and he can completely concentrate on his work.
ZF cPOWER – The first continuously variable transmission for wheel loaders
With the cPOWER ZF presented the first continuously variable transmission for construction machines. The complete driving range, forwards and in reverse, is controlled continuously variably with cPOWER. Low engine speeds ensure a high efficiency and the highest driving comfort irrespective of the traction speed. The power splitting continuously variable technology facilitates moving off softly and hydraulically. Furthermore, with the cPOWER a fuel saving of up to 25% can be achieved.