quadmaniac

Beltless Auto Transmission In Development

2 posts in this topic

I thought this was a good articles.

Beltless Auto Transmission In Development

Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a pioneering technology development company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aftermarket Technology Corp. (ATC) to develop a production design for a continuously variable planetary (CVP) drivetrain based on Fallbrook's breakthrough NuVinci technology. CVP applications are expected for ATVs and utility vehicles as well as other outdoor power equipment like lawn & garden tractors.

ATC is the world's largest independent drivetrain remanufacturer. It currently manufactures NuVinci drivetrains used in bicycles, electric scooters and other applications.

The NuVinci CVP uses a set of rotating and tilting balls positioned between the input and output components of a transmission that tilt to vary the speed of the transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio. The company claims NuVinci technology is the most practical, economical and universally adaptable continuously variable transmission (CVT) for human-powered and motor-powered vehicles and machines.

Advertisement Under terms of the agreement, Fallbrook will provide the engineering services necessary to develop a production NuVinci CVP for a wide range of segments and applications in the OPE market. ATC will then be responsible for manufacturing and marketing.

"The outdoor power equipment market has for years been looking for affordable, advanced transmission technology," said William Klehm III, president and CEO of Fallbrook. "Together with ATC, we're building a market-ready NuVinci drivetrain that will enable the design of a whole new generation of vehicles."

Currently, there are significant CVP implementation discussions underway with several major manufacturers in the OPE industry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  •  Like what you are reading? Please help us by sharing this content.


Yeah the Honda quads have a beltless transmission also but with electronic shift.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  •  Like what you are reading? Please help us by sharing this content.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  •  Like what you are reading? Please help us by sharing this content.
  • Similar Content

    • By dwo0100
      Took my wolvy for her first trail ride past weekend. Got home and cleaned all the mud and dirt off. Went to take a spin around the neighborhood and started having issues.
      When you are about 1/2 to 3/4 throttle the RPMs will sudden spike way up with little difference in power to the machine. Once you shift to the next gear it will increase power/rpm consistently then same thing happens and you get a sudden RPM spike. It also seems to recreate the problem if you are low in the gear and try to punch it...High rpm with no power increase. If you shift gears and gradually increase throttle she will increase power and RPMs consistently but if you shift and are more than 1/2 throttle it will increase power and RPMs fine until you get about 1/2 to 3/4 way through the gear then you get the same RPM spike...
      Hope I am explaining this clearly. My truck did a similar thing once and it turned out to be a whole new tranny...hope this is a different issue. Thanks for your help guys and gals.
    • By Bigal700
      Ok i got a 1991 polaris trail boss 350 i bought from my neighbor and he didn't know what was wrong with it here the piston skirt broke off and dropped in the bottom end i ripped motor out and ripped it apart to get the pieces out and everything looks good so i put it back together it needed a key so i bought a new one well it didn't work so i bought one off a junk wheeler and it worked but wont shut it off i revs up so what could be causing this.
      And my transmission dont have high range what made this happen?
    • By cthomas
      I have a 2010 kingquad lta400 I was wondering if there is transmission fluid that I should replace. it was a long winter of plowing and I am changing all fluids. if there is transmission fluid what kind should I buy?
    • By Eason939
      I am new to the ATV world. I just bought a used 2007 Honda 420ES. The first three gears are great. When I shift it into 4th of 5th there is a grinding noise. Any ideas on the fix or am I going to have to go into the transmission? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    • By John5grana
      Hi everyone, noob here!
      I am helping a buddy of mine with his newly acquired Eigner LT400. Here are the details:
      Quad has 87 miles on it, yes, only 87 miles.
      PO started it up one day, put it into gear and heard a popping sound from engine/transmission. He had a mobile mechanic look at it and the mechanic told him he needed a whole new tranny.
      I do not know much about quads but I work on my own Dual Sport (KLR650) and offroad trucks.
      Here is what I have done so far:
      Starts up fine with electric starter and pull/manual starter.
      Neutral light comes on if I move shifter to neutral.
      Reverse light comes on if I move lever to R.
      If I change gears while its running nothing happens, it will not move if I apply some gas (either in L, H or R).
      With engine off I put tranny in 1st gear and try to move quad by pushing back and forth and I have resistance. If I put it into a higher gear I can move it back and forth with some resistance and can hear the gears crunch.
      We are going to wait for weather to get a little warmer here in the NE and the first thing we will do is drain oil and check for any metal shavings or chunks of metal.
      Next, we will take off tranny side cover and look for any obvious damage.
      Could you guys recommend a good shop manual (in store or online would be fine)?
      Any other test we can perform before taking it apart? Anyone have experience with this kind of problem?
      Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
      Ride safe,
      John