Allison Transmission are continuing to expand their presence worldwide and used the recent Brisbane Truck Show to showcase its presence in the Australian truck market.
At the show leading manufacturers including Fuso, Iveco, UD, Mack and Dennis Eagle premiered new models equipped with Allison automatics…
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Allison is the leading supplier of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions for American, European and Japanese trucks sold in Australia across a wide variety of applications from distribution to waste collection and off road tipper trucks.
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Allison Transmission had a key display at the Brisbane Truck Show to showcase its latest-technology automatic transmissions and the links with key US, Japanese and European manufacturers.
With a track record of reliability, durability, innovation and cost effective operation, trucks equipped with Allison automatic transmissions are well accepted in the Australian market and now include increasingly impressive fuel economy, thanks to key features such as Load Based Shifting Scheduling (LBSS) and Vehicle Acceleration Control (VAC), which maximize efficiency for trucks at varying loads and under changing throttle settings.
Fuso exhibited five new Euro V models in its Fighter range at the Brisbane Truck Show, all equipped with the Allison 3000 Series transmission.
The 199kW-engined FM and FN Fighters will be available in a number of automatic-equipped variants, including the Fighter FM67 in either XL wheel-base or XXL wheel base.
Both of these models will be equipped with air suspension, have a GVM of 16,000kg and a GCM of 32,000kg and are targeted at general freight and distribution applications.
In addition, the new automatic Fuso Fighter FN range is targeted at general freight and distribution work and will be offered in both the 6×2 FN63 (XXL wheel base) and 6×4 FN64 (XXL wheel base model) with air suspension. This new offering is available with a GVM of 23,200kg(6×2) and 24,000kg(6×4), and both have a GCM of 32,000kg.
The fifth new Fuso Fighter model to debut at Brisbane equipped with an Allison automatic is the new 6×4 FN62, which is a short wheel base, steel suspension model aimed predominantly at tipper or agitator work using the 3500 Series Allison transmission.
UD Trucks used the Brisbane Truck Show to launch its new Euro V compliant Condor range, with all of its medium duty MK and PK variants available with Allison fully automatic transmissions.
The company also showed the new PK 16 250, which is mated to an Allison five-speed 2500 Series automatic transmission, giving buyers the option of two Allison automatics in the PK range, along with the six-speed Allison 3000 Series transmission, which has been available in previous UD PK models.
Continuing Allison’s leadership in the Australian refuse and waste industries, Dennis Eagle debuted its new Elite 2 integrated refuse truck, available in five standard configurations including 4×2 RHS, 4×2 Dual Control, 6×4 RHS, 6×4 Dual Control and 8×4 RHS configurations, all equipped with Allison 3000 Series automatic transmission mated to Cummins ISL Euro V engine.
Mack launched its new Euro V range, including the Metroliner (as pictured at the head of this post) available with Allison’s 4430 six-speed transmission with integral output retarder. The Allison-equipped Metroliner is aimed primarily at construction and mine service support operations.
Iveco’s Eurocargo 225E28 6×2, equipped with the Allison 3000 Series automatic transmission, was also on display at the Brisbane Truck Show, completing the multi-continent array of OEM manufacturers specifying Allison transmissions in their trucks.
Nearly every OEM selling trucks into Australia offers an Allison fully-automatic as standard or optional. All of Japan’s major truck manufacturers, including Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso and UD Trucks, offer Allison fully automatic transmissions in their Euro V compliant medium duty ranges sold in Australia.
“OEMs and truck operators in Australia and around the world increasingly recognise the benefits of Allison’s technology, customer support, product reliability and durability,” Allison’s Australia Sales Manager, Robert Cavagnino told Tachoblog.
“OEMs rely on Allison’s ability to thoroughly engineer and optimise the vehicle to provide increased operational and productivity value as compared to traditional manual transmissions or automated manual transmissions.”
Meanwhile Allison’s growth and acceptance in the Australian market was enhanced thanks to the company’s expanded distribution network across Australia.
“The expansion of the Allison network during the past year, both in Australia and globally, reflected the increased demand for automatic transmissions worldwide and underlines Allison’s commitment to customer service,” Robert Cavagnino added.