CLEVELAND (March 4, 2014) – Power management company Eaton announced a contract with Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Inc. to supply track drive and swing drive motors for the company’s 7.5 ton crawler excavator. Eaton’s track drive and swing drive motors will help optimize performance for the next generation machine.

“High quality, high performance equipment manufacturers like Sumitomo are looking for ways to keep operating and maintenance costs under control and to help fleet and operations managers be more productive and competitive,” said Jude Li, marketing manager, Eaton. “With Eaton’s JMV track drive motors and JMF swing drive motors, Sumitomo is able to meet specific system performance and customer requirements.”

The 7.5 ton crawler excavator is one of the most used machine platforms in the construction market. A prototype of Sumitomo’s 7.5 ton crawler excavator was completed in 2013 and is expected to go into mass production in 2014

Eaton is a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions.