Bringing up the rear wheel drive

January 2004
Professional Engineering;1/28/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p8
Trade Publication
Reports on the beginning of production by Getrag Ford of its new MT82 gearbox in a new manufacturing area at its Halewood, Merseyside plant. Use of this six-speed, high torque manual transmission unit in rear wheel drive vehicles like light trucks and SUVs; MT82 to be made in an assembly line having nineteen new machining facilities; Shipping of the first transmission to Ford Otosan in Turkey.


Related Articles

  • Gearing up for more torque. Griggs, Lee // Automotive Engineer;Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p60 

    Looks at the transmissions at Getrag Ford Transmission. Introduction of the MT82 six-speed manual devised by Getrag Ford; Key features of the MT82; Possible introduction of an automated version of the MT82.

  • Ford, Getrag Partner for Dual-Clutch Transmission. Pope, Byron // Ward's Auto World;Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p5 

    The article reports on the partnership entered into by Ford Motor Co. and German supplier Getrag GmbH & Cie KG to produce a dual-clutch 6-speed transmission called PowerShift that will be used in 2010 in North America in Ford's B- and C-segment cars. Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH designs and...

  • GETRAG FORD TRANSMISSIONS GOES LEAN.  // Lean Management Journal;Mar2015, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p4 

    The article reports on a lean project being implemented as of March 2015 by Getrag Ford Transmissions' Halewood plant in England to centralize logistics operations within the plant which manufactures products for unit load handling systems, internal logistics and automation.

  • The Multitronic alternative. de Nayer, Peter // Automotive Engineer;Oct2005, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p30 

    Reports on the advantage of continuously variable transmission (CVT) of automobile engines. Basic principle of the CVT; Partnership of Audi with German firm Luk to refine and develop a new generation CVT that has the potential to capitalize on the design's strength; Use of CVT for smaller cars...

  • CHOOSING A GEARBOX. Tuzson, Paul; Parker, Craig // Street Machine;Feb2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p102 

    Presents information on the criteria to be used for the selection of a gearbox for an automobile. Importance of identifying the torque rating in the gearbox selection; Recognition of ratio spread; Difference of Jericho gearboxes with other gearboxes.

  • ArvinMeritor shifts transmissions.  // Fleet Owner;Sep2006, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p52 

    The article features ArvinMeritor's FreedomLine automated manual transmissions produced by Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen. The company will honor all current manual transmission orders placed with ArvinMeritor Inc. and all orders received before September 2006, as long as they will be delivered no...

  • Getrag upgrades assembly Tine.  // Professional Engineering;3/23/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p8 

    This article reports that purchase enquiries have gone out from Getrag Ford Transmissions (GFT) to machine-tool builders and equipment suppliers for a new transmission machining and assembly line for the company's Halewood plant. The investment indicates that GFT has new projects in the planning...

  • Getrag gear up in Slovakia.  // Automotive Manufacturing Solutions;Jan/Feb2005, p8 

    Reports on the plan of Getrag Ford Transmissions to build a gearbox plant in eastern Slovakia. Information on the export operations of the company; Market status of the automotive industry in the region.

  • Fab gear.  // Works Management;Nov2004, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p10 

    The article reports that a 5 million pound government grant will safeguard 735 jobs at a factory in Halewood, Great Britain. Specialist gearbox manufacturer Getrag Ford Transmissions has been offered the Selective Finance for Investment in England (SFIE) grant towards its 115 million pound...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics