The NV4500 remains our recommendation, both for preference and the reputation the smooth shifting gearbox has earned. These model years are also affected by the KDP (killer dowel pin), so plan on investing in a repair kit if the previous owner has not. I popped the bright red ’15 Ram 2500 Tradesman longbed diesel truck into neutral as the light turned red, turned up Lady Gaga on the radio, and gave the back seat a quick glance to check on my 6-month-old.
The new joint venture includes both current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for introduction later this year, plus future AMT products designed for commercial vehicle markets worldwide. When are we excusing accountability for an activity (driving) that has forever required responsibility? I’m not even old, but I know not to run out in front of cars, and I know to pull in the clutch when coming to a stop in gear. When it comes time for a rebuild, look into upgraded components.
Cummins and Eaton will each own 50% of the new joint venture, and Eaton will receive $600 million in cash from Cummins for its interest. The body style was also altered for 2007, as sharper lines and a more refined shape were introduced. In 2013, three variants of the Cummins were introduced. However, they can be rebuilt to be very reliable and even beefed up to support massive torque. The NV4500 manual and 47RE automatic transmissions were offered, the manual being favorable. Every time. I even know how to turn a steering wheel and control gas and brake pedals (in addition to that pesky clutch pedal). I fear for future generations.