THE DT12 VOCATIONAL SERIES 

Rugged, reliable and ready to work.

Performance and durability under extreme conditions. That’s what the Detroit DT12® Vocational Series transmissions bring to every job. Our two vocational models – the DT12-V and DT12-VX – are now available in the Western Star 49X. No road, trail or work site is too extreme for these sturdy, tested Detroit transmissions to handle.

Maintenance Intervals and Warranties

TRANSMISSION

DT12-V

DT12-VX

TORQUE RATING

2,250 (LB-FT)

2,500 (LB-FT)

OVERALL RATIO

19

16

GCW LIMITS

160,000

330,000

SPEEDS

12 Forward, 4 Reverse

12 Forward, 4 Reverse

ENGINE COMPATIBILITY

DD15, DD16

DD15, DD16

TRUCK MODEL AVAILABILITY

49X

49X

KEY FEATURE

Rugged and durable. Engineered to haul loads and take on job sites in tough conditions.

Tough gets tougher. Built for the extreme demands of oil fields, mining sites, logging trails and beyond.

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RAISING THE BAR ON DURABILITY: THE DETROIT DT12 VOCATIONAL SERIES

*Available in 2021

NEW VOCATIONAL FEATURES: OPTIMIZED FOR EXTREME

Performance on demand.

  • Off-Road Mode features shift maps that give you peak performance on any terrain.
  • Rock-Free Mode helps you avoid wheel-stuck situations by using the accelerator to rock the vehicle free.
  • Paver Mode allows a dump truck to shift from neutral to drive without pressing the brake pedal while moving away, ensuring a steady flow to the paving machine.

 

A superior power launch option.

The Power Launch feature automatically increases engine speed to 1,200 RPM to ensure smooth, powerful take-offs with heavy loads—all while protecting the clutch and driveline.

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AMT: POWER MEETS SIMPLICITY

As automated manual transmissions (AMT), the DT12-V and DT12-VX combine the benefits of manual and automatic designs. With computer-controlled shifting and clutch engagement, only two pedals are needed to operate the truck: the brake and accelerator. Even a less experienced driver can get to work with minimal effort, maximum productivity and all the power you need.

 

DT12 Vocational Series transmissions offer the ideal blend of technology and toughness. They’ve been tested for thousands of miles with precise engineering for jobsite environments, and provide 12 speeds for increased efficiency and flexibility. Also, seamless integration with Detroit engines and safety systems promotes optimal performance that you can’t get anywhere else. All told, these transmissions are equipped to meet any challenge you face.

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Truck Model Options

DT12 vocational series transmissions vary across a range of truck models. 

Freightliner
Western Star
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49X
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Extensive Parts Availability

Trained technicians are ready to serve you and your DT12 Vocational Series transmissions at any of our 800+ authorized Detroit locations across the highways and back roads of North America.

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The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect.  The portal gives you access to insights delivered by  Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017. Detroit connect portal login

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All DDCSN content has been migrated to our DTNAConnect web portal. All information previously on the DDCSN is now on DTNAConnect. We have created a quick reference guide to help you locate the migrated content on DTNAConnect. Existing DDCSN login credentials will also work with DTNAConnect. Please work with your security administrators for login or content issues. If you do encounter any technical issues, please contact the Software Support Center at 855-639-8680 or dealer.helpdesk@daimler.com

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