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 47X, Western Star 49X and Freightliner Plus-series trucks. No road, trail or work site is too extreme for these sturdy, reliable Detroit transmissions to handle.
Performance on demand.
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.More Specs and Details
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.More Specs and Details
DT12 Vocational Series transmissions vary across a range of truck models.
Don’t let maintenance issues stop productivity in its tracks. Detroit Connect Virtual Technician® remote diagnostics system has your back. When it triggers a fault code, it tells you what it is, and how serious it is—as well as where, when and how to fix the issue. It keeps you informed, so you can make better maintenance decisions and get back to work faster.Learn More
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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.Parts & Service