Automating the (many) gear changes on trucks and buses was an evolution waiting to happen. It really makes the life of chauffeurs a little easier and since the new drive by wire techniques allow electronics to take over certain actions, the shift selector seems like a great successor of the old stick shift.
But although these benefits outweigh the downsides, one must also take into consideration that delicate electronics always have the risk of failing. The intense daily use could expose weaknesses in the design of the shift selectors. Finding the right replacement could also be a challenge, as there’s a large diversity and prices for new OEM examples are high.
Therefore, remanufacturing is a sensible option in order to keep costs down and not having to set up a search to the right replacement component. Remanufacturing also has the benefit of chance on improvement. While developing a new first-class remanufacturing solution, our professionals always try to eliminate any weaknesses, making the remanufactured component often even better than OEM.