To meet these demands, ZF is launching a completely new transmission: PowerLine, the fully automatic powershift transmission, has been specially designed for the medium-duty vehicle category and delivers consistently excellent results in trucks and in modern special purpose vehicles alike. It reduces the driver’s workload by safely engaging the gear with the greatest traction and providing intelligent driving assistance.
The torque converter is non-wearing, is bypassed early by a lock-up clutch and reduces consumption when the vehicle is at a standstill (neutral idle control). The integrated dual torsional damper allows the transmission to run at reduced speeds and signiﬁcantly increases driving comfort.
The intelligent on-board transmission control comes with a large number of driving functions. These range from maneuvering function to hill start aid to automatic engine stop support. A shift control unit customized for oﬀ-road vehicles is also available.
PowerLine is also designed for use in hybrid vehicle concepts. In addition, engine-dependent PTOs on both sides are available. A parking lock completes the outstanding service portfolio of this transmission. Servicing is also inexpensive thanks to extended oil change intervals. The oilﬁlter is designed to last throughout the entire service life of the transmission.