Friday, July 27, 2012

New Allison Transmission V8 application

Visitors to Lastbil 2012 will be the first to see Allison Transmission’s latest application in a Scania mining truck. The powerful Scania R560 8x4, 50 tons gross vehicle weight, has been equipped with an Alllison 4000 Series fully automatic transmission to ensure unrivalled performance under the toughest operating conditions.

At the Allison stand, visitors will also examine 3000 and 4000 Series display units and learn from experts about how Allison products can help to improve vehicle productivity and performance. While there, guests may request a driving-ticket to test drive several Allison equipped medium and heavy vehicles located in the external area - Hall C and D.

Allison has a long tradition as the leading supplier of durable, innovative and efficient fully automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles. From the smallest 1000 Series up to the 4000 Series, Allison transmissions are suitable for a wide range of vehicles, from light multipurpose to heavy and specialty trucks with engines rated to 800 hp and 2644 Nm.

The 4000 Series is available in six and seven speed configurations, with close and wide gear ratios. This range of products is popular in rigid construction and articulated dump trucks, as well as in oilfield and crane applications.

The 5000, 8000 and 9000 Series are the largest transmissions offered by Allison. These are suitable for stationary and mobile off-highway applications with engines up to 2250HP and a torque of 8270 Nm.

Allison transmission’s torque converter and powershift design provide superior performance over difficult terrain, higher productivity and ease of operation. The torque converter is a highly advanced starting device which multiplies engines torque, while also helping to reduce maintence cost by eliminating costly clutch repairs common with manual and automated manual transmissions.

Advanced electronic controls feature the latest fuel saving technoligies such like Load Based Shift Scheduling and Vehicle Acceleration Control, to maximize fuel economy and efficiency automatically by adjusting shifts based on vehicle load, route topography and other parameters.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa, Allison also has over 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.


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