Press releasesFebruary 2, 2016
CVTCORP, a worldwide leader in advanced engineering and the design and manufacture of mechanical continuously variable transmissions (mCVT), shared the stage with Skyjack to launch their joint participation in the development of a mechanical CVT solution for their new TH series of Telehandlers. This announcement marks the first commercial introduction of the EcoMec 150 mechanical CVT transmission in the construction industry.
“This collaboration with Skyjack is the first application of our new EcoMec 150 mechanical CVT that will give Skyjack users a new definition of power and improved operator control. Once an operator uses a Skyjack TH telehandler with our CVT transmission, the operator will see important gains in productivity due to the improved functionality of the telehandler”, said Daniel Girard, President and CEO of CVTCORP. “Operators will also see dramatic fuel and time savings using our CVT technology since it allows the operator greater power at lower engine rpm”.
Brad Boehler, Linamar Skyjack Group President said, “Skyjack and CVTCORP have agreed a program to develop a continuously variable transmission solution for the TH series. From a Skyjack view point, this allows us to provide an innovative, yet proven, optional transmission that optimizes the telehandlers performance and lifespan. The infinite number of ratios provided by the transmission will enable the telehandlers to do more work with less fuel.”
“Combined with Skyjack’s SMARTORQUETM , it will bring unequalled efficiency in the market”, added Barry Greenaway, product manager for Skyjack. “When compared with a power-shift equipped unit, the CVT also makes machine operation easier and protects it from abrupt gear changes driveline abuse”. The SMARTORQUETM system is engineered so that it requires no diesel particulate filter, no diesel exhaust fluid and other active exhaust after treatment on standard engines for Tier 4 Final.
Daniel Girard concluded: “This is the first of a number of product launches with leading OEM’s. In the near future, different configurations of the design you see at this introduction will be available for various off-highway and industrial applications.”