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Truck, Bus & Coach
ZF providing efficient, reliable and safe driveline solutions in the most cost effective way

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Innovation in the Truck Market

Fuel Savings

Energy is precious. Therefore, no fuel should be wasted in goods transport. Fortunately, this is not necessary: Thanks to efficient commercial vehicle transmissions by ZF, with and without hybrid technology and lightweight components in the chassis. Nowadays, minimal energy is lost in the commercial vehicle transmission itself: The efficiency of ZF’s TraXon amounts to more than 99 percent. Nevertheless, transmissions are an important starting point when it comes to further fuel savings. This is because the engine speed and, ultimately, the gear selection of the transmission are responsible for consumption. For this reason, the shifting strategy is an extremely important element in addition to the transmission hardware in all ZF automatic transmission systems. The transmission control software programmed by ZF keeps the engine in the most economical speed range.

Fuel Savings

Energy is precious. Therefore, no fuel should be wasted in goods transport. Fortunately, this is not necessary: Thanks to efficient commercial vehicle transmissions by ZF, with and without hybrid technology and lightweight components in the chassis. Nowadays, minimal energy is lost in the commercial vehicle transmission itself: The efficiency of ZF’s TraXon amounts to more than 99 percent. Nevertheless, transmissions are an important starting point when it comes to further fuel savings. This is because the engine speed and, ultimately, the gear selection of the transmission are responsible for consumption. For this reason, the shifting strategy is an extremely important element in addition to the transmission hardware in all ZF automatic transmission systems. The transmission control software programmed by ZF keeps the engine in the most economical speed range.

TraXon - Fit For The FutureTraXon

For those who are already thinking about tomorrow today, think in terms of questions and solutions. For those who seek a solution to the demand for more fuel economy, intelligence, performance, and comfort, seek new alternatives. But now there is a transmission that will make the decision an easy one for you. A transmission that is able to combine features that until now have been considered as incompatible. Whatever you demand - TraXon, the new, modular transmission by ZF, can meet it: Yes.It is a transmission platform with five modules for different driving applications and satisfies the most challenging requirements. Prepared for intelligent networking with other vehicle systems, and to set new standards in the areas of efficiency, comfort, and application diversity.TraXon - Because we already have the transmission of tomorrow - today!

Less weight on board

The search for weight reductions is worthwhile when it comes to trucks weighing many tonnes. Every kilogram less means that the shipping agency can load more freight – and earn more money. ZF uses its lightweight design expertise for commercial vehicles. One result is the innovative rear axle suspension for twin axles. With functional integration and lighter materials such as glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP), ZF engineers significantly reduced the weight in a study of a 4-point link and in the overall system – almost 100 kilograms compared to a conventional axle. ZF continues efficiency efforts through lightweight design, reducing unsprung masses to enable more comfort and less bearing wear.

TraXon - Fit For The FutureTraXon

For those who are already thinking about tomorrow today, think in terms of questions and solutions. For those who seek a solution to the demand for more fuel economy, intelligence, performance, and comfort, seek new alternatives. But now there is a transmission that will make the decision an easy one for you. A transmission that is able to combine features that until now have been considered as incompatible. Whatever you demand - TraXon, the new, modular transmission by ZF, can meet it: Yes.It is a transmission platform with five modules for different driving applications and satisfies the most challenging requirements. Prepared for intelligent networking with other vehicle systems, and to set new standards in the areas of efficiency, comfort, and application diversity.TraXon - Because we already have the transmission of tomorrow - today!

Less weight on board

The search for weight reductions is worthwhile when it comes to trucks weighing many tonnes. Every kilogram less means that the shipping agency can load more freight – and earn more money. ZF uses its lightweight design expertise for commercial vehicles. One result is the innovative rear axle suspension for twin axles. With functional integration and lighter materials such as glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP), ZF engineers significantly reduced the weight in a study of a 4-point link and in the overall system – almost 100 kilograms compared to a conventional axle. ZF continues efficiency efforts through lightweight design, reducing unsprung masses to enable more comfort and less bearing wear.

James O'Gara

Regional Development Manager - Scotland & Ireland

07802 967544

james.ogara@zf.com

James O'Gara

Regional Development Manager - Scotland & Ireland

07802 967544

james.ogara@zf.com

Bus & Coach

City Buses become more efficient, quieter and lighter thanks to the ZF Ecolife Automatic Transmission with a Start - Stop Function.

Start - Stop Technology for Bus by ZF
Start - Stop Technology for Bus by ZF

The key benefits of ZF Ecolife's Start-Stop Function are:

  • Up to ten percent fuel saving over conventional diesel city buses
  • Reducing emissions
  • Noise reduction
  • Improving passenger comfort.

For further details on how this technology can improve your vehicles - click here.

Start - Stop Technology for Bus by ZF
Start - Stop Technology for Bus by ZF

The key benefits of ZF Ecolife's Start-Stop Function are:

  • Up to ten percent fuel saving over conventional diesel city buses
  • Reducing emissions
  • Noise reduction
  • Improving passenger comfort.

For further details on how this technology can improve your vehicles - click here.

ZF AV130
axle

For further details on how this technology can improve your vehicles - click here. AV130 - Electric Drives for Buses

AVE 130 System: Zero-emission driving through the city

The AVE 130 electric portal axle with integrated wheel hub drive is the solution for electric buses, hybrid buses and trolleybuses. Zero-emission, all-electric driving will become possible. Suitable for both solo and articulated vehicles. Together with the EST 54 system control with its own ZF software, and an inverter suggested by ZF, vehicle manufacturers receive a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

The advantages are:

  • Driveline designs: hybrid, fully electric (fuel cell and battery), and trolley line
  • Compatible with the low-floor axles AV 132 and AVN 132
  • High power density due to integrated, liquid-cooled asynchronous motors
  • Purely electric/Zero-emission driving over longer periods of time
  • Significant fuel savings in city traffic
  • Gradability of 15 % with a single driven axle in articulated buses.

Electric drives for Buses

Product details of AV 130

ZF AV130
axle

For further details on how this technology can improve your vehicles - click here. AV130 - Electric Drives for Buses

AVE 130 System: Zero-emission driving through the city

The AVE 130 electric portal axle with integrated wheel hub drive is the solution for electric buses, hybrid buses and trolleybuses. Zero-emission, all-electric driving will become possible. Suitable for both solo and articulated vehicles. Together with the EST 54 system control with its own ZF software, and an inverter suggested by ZF, vehicle manufacturers receive a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

The advantages are:

  • Driveline designs: hybrid, fully electric (fuel cell and battery), and trolley line
  • Compatible with the low-floor axles AV 132 and AVN 132
  • High power density due to integrated, liquid-cooled asynchronous motors
  • Purely electric/Zero-emission driving over longer periods of time
  • Significant fuel savings in city traffic
  • Gradability of 15 % with a single driven axle in articulated buses.

Electric drives for Buses

Product details of AV 130

bus

Health Checks for your Fleet

This is important for the longevity of your fleet‘s transmission.

Our teams know the importance of Health Checks. This is why we can offer on-site fleet Health Checks. These checks include:

  • Vehicle checks with an emphasis on the gearbox and associated cooling system condition
  • Operator maintenance procedures with up- to-date technical information
  • Analysis of gearbox software and settings to ensure economical fuel efficiency and performance
  • Analysis of gearbox oil condition and coolant strength
  • Peripheral equipment checks and the effects it can cause on the gearbox‘s condition
  • Correct set up and performance of the gearbox.

Read about Health Checks at Dublin Bus depots (PDF, 94.2 KB) in our latest Case Study.

bus

Health Checks for your Fleet

This is important for the longevity of your fleet‘s transmission.

Our teams know the importance of Health Checks. This is why we can offer on-site fleet Health Checks. These checks include:

  • Vehicle checks with an emphasis on the gearbox and associated cooling system condition
  • Operator maintenance procedures with up- to-date technical information
  • Analysis of gearbox software and settings to ensure economical fuel efficiency and performance
  • Analysis of gearbox oil condition and coolant strength
  • Peripheral equipment checks and the effects it can cause on the gearbox‘s condition
  • Correct set up and performance of the gearbox.

Read about Health Checks at Dublin Bus depots (PDF, 94.2 KB) in our latest Case Study.

Market Support for the Bus & Coach Market

Supporting the market through our Service Partner Network

ZF Aftermarket and its Service Partners aim to provide industry leading field support across the UK to support the daily repair activities of our OEM customers and end product users. Operating nationwide in both the UK and Republic of Ireland all Service Partners can perform on-site diagnosis, repairs and component exchange to ensure vehicle downtime is minimised. This service dovetails with the provision of direct OEM support for product development and zero mile defect situations. All employees are trained in line with the factory production standards which form part of ZF’s core competencies.

Market Support for the Bus & Coach Market

Supporting the market through our Service Partner Network

ZF Aftermarket and its Service Partners aim to provide industry leading field support across the UK to support the daily repair activities of our OEM customers and end product users. Operating nationwide in both the UK and Republic of Ireland all Service Partners can perform on-site diagnosis, repairs and component exchange to ensure vehicle downtime is minimised. This service dovetails with the provision of direct OEM support for product development and zero mile defect situations. All employees are trained in line with the factory production standards which form part of ZF’s core competencies.

Technical Support

ZF Aftermarket have both field and office based technical support engineers to provide OEM, Partners and end customers with up to date support information for any type of product related issue. These can range from simple requests, such as tightening torque figures, to requests of on-site support for erroneous gear change quality issues.

Remanufacturing

In support of the UK Bus and Coach market, ZF Aftermarket provides a comprehensive range of remanufactured products, which meets the exact same requirements as genuine factory products. Additional services such as remove and refit are supplied by our Service Partners to ensure a total service is offered to our customers

Technical Support

ZF Aftermarket have both field and office based technical support engineers to provide OEM, Partners and end customers with up to date support information for any type of product related issue. These can range from simple requests, such as tightening torque figures, to requests of on-site support for erroneous gear change quality issues.

Remanufacturing

In support of the UK Bus and Coach market, ZF Aftermarket provides a comprehensive range of remanufactured products, which meets the exact same requirements as genuine factory products. Additional services such as remove and refit are supplied by our Service Partners to ensure a total service is offered to our customers

Ackroyd

Simon Ackroyd

Product Support Engineer

07920 701909

simon.ackroyd@zf.com

Ackroyd

Simon Ackroyd

Product Support Engineer

07920 701909

simon.ackroyd@zf.com

derz

Andy Derz

Product Support Engineer

0115 935 5462

andy.derz@zf.com

derz

Andy Derz

Product Support Engineer

0115 935 5462

andy.derz@zf.com

Jordan

Tim Jordan

CV Technical Support Manager

07776 298 151

tim.jordan@zf.com

Jordan

Tim Jordan

CV Technical Support Manager

07776 298 151

tim.jordan@zf.com

Whitehead

Matt Whitehead

Product Support Engineer

07824 311 670

matthew.whitehead@zf.com

Whitehead

Matt Whitehead

Product Support Engineer

07824 311 670

matthew.whitehead@zf.com

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