torque converter

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torque converter

[′tȯrk kən‚vərd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A device for changing the torque speed or mechanical advantage between an input shaft and an output shaft.
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The 544K's new standard five-speed transmission with lockup torque converter in gears 2 to 5 offers increased acceleration, speeds cycles, and optimizes power and fuel efficiency during transport, roading, and ramp climbing.
Also available is a five-speed transmission with a lockup torque converter, open-differential axles and advanced system programming for additional fuel savings.
The engine is mated to an Allison MD3060, six-speed automatic transmission with reverse gear and a lockup torque converter.