Escot-V : the best of both worlds

27 October 2016

A revolution in trucking technology has hit the road in the form of the renowned ESCOT-V, available on the UD Quon range. Offering unequaled driving pleasure and drivability while effectively reducing running costs, this manual gearbox with an automatic gear changing system makes the best of both approaches.

Escot-V the best of both worlds

Easy & Safety COntrolled Transmission (ESCOT-V), is a fast-responding gear changing system that has built-in intelligence. Quickly and automatically choosing the right gear at all times, its software provides shifting skills that even the best drivers cannot match. This intelligent mix of the best of mechanics and electronics technologies delivers minimal interruption in torque during gear changes, which, coupled with the wide ratio span, offers impressive resources for high average speeds.

No more footwork

Driving ESCOT-V is a real pleasure. Without the clutch pedal, you can safely sit back and concentrate on other issues. But if you want to get more involved, you can take control and change gear manually.

Escot-V the best of both worlds

Automatic or manual? This is your choice!

Optimum gear choice

The starting ratio is selected automatically in response to the road gradient and gross vehicle weight. A choice of programs includes the ability to enjoy fully automatic gear changes and manual selection, while a performance mode has a kick down function to use engine capacity to the maximum.

High mileage

All the shafts, bearings and gears are designed for high operational reliability and long service life. The gears are made of special steel casehardened for additional strength. The gears in the base unit are helical, so more teeth are in mesh with each other at any one time, for high reliability and quiet operation.

Escot-V the best of both worlds

Designed for durability, ESCOT-V also provides outstanding drivability and comfort

Compact conception

The compact and lightweight transmission unit has a base unit and a range-change unit. The base unit, range section and clutch housing are made of aluminum, which contributes to the low weight.

Escot-V the best of both worlds

The main unit is compact and made of aluminum, to save weight

ESCOT-V saves you fuel

First of all, the internal energy losses are low – actually lower than on manual gearboxes. However it’s the electronics that really make the difference. When driving in Economy mode, every gear change is timed precisely, to let the engine work at its most efficient rpm range.

Saving fuel
The new system’s internal energy losses are lower than in manual gearboxes. But it’s the electronics that really make the difference. When driving in Economy mode, every gear change is timed precisely to let the engine work at its most efficient rpm range.

Cruise control
Engaging the Economy ED mode when driving in auto cruise delivers enhanced driver comfort as well as improved fuel-efficiency. Shift timing and acceleration in hill climbing are optimized for economical driving.

Acceleration Limiter
The ESCOT-V is designed to combine easy driving with superior fuel economy. The new Acceleration Limiter in Economy ED mode is a perfect example of how that is achieved by automatically softening acceleration to a certain level to improve fuel efficiency.

The ESCOT Roll fuel-saving feature automatically disengages the engine when you drive downhill to coast in auto cruise/Economy ED mode. That makes use of the truck’s momentum instead of burning fuel.

How does it work?

This non-synchromesh manual gearbox has an electronically regulated pneumatic gear changing system and an automatic clutch. The secret of seamless gear changes lies in the intelligent electronic control unit, controlling the pneumatic system that handles the clutch and shifts. By constantly receiving information about speed, acceleration, weight, road grade, torque demand and more, it can carry out every shift with extreme precision. It also communicates closely with the engine to adjust revs and engine brake effect for fast and comfortable gear shifts.