Product HighlightTraXon

Video: Light, strong and intelligent - ZF TraXon

For those who are already thinking about tomorrow today, think in terms of questions and solutions. For those who seek a solution to the demand for more fuel economy, intelligence, performance, and comfort, seek new alternatives. But now there is a transmission that will make the decision an easy one for you. A transmission that is able to combine features that until now have been considered as incompatible. Whatever you demand - TraXon, the new, modular transmission by ZF, can meet it: Yes.

It is a transmission platform with optional modules for different driving applications and satisfies the most challenging requirements. Prepared for intelligent networking with other vehicle systems, and to set new standards in the areas of efficiency, comfort, and application diversity.

Your Advantages at a Glance:

  • Modular system
  • Ultimate reliability
  • Intelligent networking
  • Increased comfort
  • Optimal efficiency
  • Tailor-made and comprehensive
    system solutions for all applications

Intelligent Networking The TraXon Software


PreVision GPS is an anticipatory driving strategy (optionally) that intelligently connects transmission and GPS system. A transmission that knows in advance when to shift gears, increases performance and comfort and, simultaneously, reduces fuel consumption. Topography and course of the road are assessed and considered when choosing the right gear and gear shifting point.


Driving programs
In order to be able to quickly react to different requirements, TraXon offers different driving programs which adapt flexibly to your needs. Be it the economical ECO program or high performance with the Power program: The driving strategy and shift dynamics can be comfortably changed, either using a switch or completely automatically.

Rolling function
Intelligent sensors activate the rolling function (transmission changes to neutral position) to optimize fuel consumption and minimize drag losses. In this process, the road resistance and tilt angle are identified and the rolling phase is triggered. In particular when combined with PreVision GPS, the rolling function is able to recognize differences in height in advance and adapt the driving strategy accordingly.

Start-stop system
When standing at a traffic light for a long time, the start-stop system (where the engine is switched off) helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The TraXon transmission has already been programmed for this technology and keeps the transmission control unit in quickstart position on demand.

Quick gearshifts
Especially when climbing up hills, any tractive force interruption results in loss in speed and efficiency. The enhanced shifting process and an optimized driving strategy reduce the time required for shifting gears to a minimum and consequently save fuel.


Comfortable gear shifting
High-resolution sensors precisely capture the speed and trigger smooth clutch engagement and gear shifting processes. This enhances the driver´s comfort and ensures ideal acceleration when setting off.

Maneuvering function
Setting off and maneuvering with heavy vehicles requires a great deal of skill. The TraXon transmission combines excellent handling abilities using the accelerator pedal with smooth clutch engagement resulting in perfectly controlling the vehicle even in difficult situations.

Setting off on an uphill gradient
The comfortable and safe solution for uphill and downhill driving. Sensors capture the inclination and vehicle weight and calculate the ideal torque resulting in easy, quick, and comfortable setting off on any terrain.


Two or four reverse gears
If there is not enough space to make a complete U-turn, the only option is to use the reverse gear. For this reason, the new TraXon transmission offers not only the standard transmission ratio, but also an especially slow one for precise maneuvering. And if higher speeds are required, four reverse gears are provided as an option also enabling fast driving, e.g. at highway construction sites.

Rock-free function
Applications on difficult terrain are always a challenge - for driver and vehicle. The rock-free function has an extended clutch control that is able to free the vehicle from pits and other obstacles by invoking a rocking movement.

Offroad function
Far away from tarred roads, completely different conditions prevail: The driver can manually activate the off-road function which automatically adapts the machine functions to the new surface. Thanks to the ideal calculation of the road resistance, adapted gear shifting speeds, and special clutch functions, the vehicle can move safely on the terrain, even when carrying heavy loads.

One Transmission Platform Many Modules

TraXon Basic Transmission

TraXon, the automatic transmission, was developed to live up to future needs: More performance with less fuel consumption and more application diversity with less customization effort. The solution: A single basic transmission was designed for different vehicles and applications can be customized individually by utilizing optional modules. The modular system opens up new dimensions in terms of performance, economy, environmental compatibility, and comfort - exactly where it is required.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Less customization efforts thanks to the platform design
  • Robust and tested components for utmost reliability
  • High torque range up to 3,500 Nm
  • ConAct concentric clutch actuation system
  • Maximum transmission ratios for less fuel consumption
  • Reduced transmission noise
  • Highest transmission efficiency in class
  • Optimum power-to-weight ratio for maximum efficiency
  • New software functions for enhanced comfort
Single/Dual Disc Clutch

The module for setting off that is up to everyday challenges and functions reliably over time - whether over long-distances or during heavy transport. The single and dual-disc clutches were designed for precise and effective power transmission and a long service life.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Long service life
  • Excellent separating properties
  • Effective power transmission
  • Low transmission noise
  • Minimum wear
  • Good automation options
Power Take-off Module PowerDivide

The engine-dependent PTO module is for special usage and a wide variety of applications. No matter whether in fire trucks, concrete pumps and mixers, mobile cranes or drill and winch drives: The PowerDivide is an independent module that can always be acuated, even in on-load operation and it withstands highest loads and stresses – of course, also while in continuous operation.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Engine-dependent PTO for highest torques up to 2,000 Nm (direct drive up to 3,000 Nm)
  • Construction kit for different ratios (f=1.21 and f=1.54), torques and installation spaces
  • Transmission gear shifts in PTO operation are possible while driving
  • Possible to combine with other, third-party transmissions
  • High service life thanks to DynaDamp torsional damper
  • Compatible SAE interface fits all common commercial vehicle diesel engines
  • Suitable for continuous operation
Heavy-duty Module TraXon Torque

The module for zero-wear setting off with the heaviest vehicles. When heavy equipment is used, the torque converter clutch with hydrodynamic torque converter is the best choice to get things moving quickly and smoothly - also for the driveline. And if you want to stop the heavy commercial vehicle, the integrated primary retarder ensures reliable and zero-wear braking.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Suitable for heavy loads
  • Fuel efficient power transmission
  • Zero-wear setting off and braking without bucking
  • Comfortable operation in either automatic transmissions or with manual gear selections
  • Common on-site control unit for Intarder and TraXon Torque module
  • Lock-up of torque converter clutch at driving speed and wear-free shifting with basic transmission
  • High system availability and long service life
  • High efficiency and low life-cycle costs


ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Industrial Technology Division
Business Unit Marine and Special Driveline Technology
88038 Friedrichshafen

Phone +49 7541 77-3300
Fax +49 7541 77-961797


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