Founded in 1915, Allison Transmission Company is a world leader in development, production and sales of automatic transmissions for medium and heavy trucks, buses, SUVs, as well as oil and gas equipment, municipal, airfield and mining machinery.
All Allison gearboxes are characterized by reliability, efficiency, ease of use and meet the specific requirements of any equipment, whatever the application. More than 80% of the automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles produced in the world are Allison automatic transmissions, as manufacturers, equipment owners and drivers trust Allison more than any other supplier.
The latest automatic transmission models are designed for engines of Euro 4 and above, therefore they have an advantage in performance, durability and safety.
Gearboxes specially produced for certain types of equipment allow achieving excellent performance and structural adaptability.
The 4th generation electronic control system helps manufacturers to precisely select the characteristics and qualities of the machine for different purposes of technology.
The story of Allison began in 1909, when James Allison, together with three business partners, built the legendary race track. Jim Ellison founded his own racing team in 1915 and quickly gained a reputation for his work on racing cars and automotive vehicles.
When the First World War began, Allison stopped the race, and the Allison Experimental company began processing parts, tools and craftsmen for the aircraft engine. Crawler tractors and tank components were also built.
In 1930, Allison engineers continued the development of engine building. The result was a V1710 12-cylinder aircraft water-cooled engine, and this made the company, now known as the Allison Engine Company, the main driving force in aviation.
And only after the war, having accumulated vast experience in military equipment, Allison switched to the production of commercial transmissions.
The new division has developed transmission combining a range of variation, steering and braking. Made the world's first automatic gearboxes for heavy vehicles.
The program expanded rapidly - there were auto transmissions for loaders, tractors. They firmly occupy a place in trucks of all classes. At the same time, most American tractors are traditionally equipped with manual unsynchronized gearboxes. But dump trucks, delivery trucks and specialized trucks are mostly automatic, like this 11-axle road train.
Another company specialization is fire trucks. Almost everyone has been equipped with Allison transmissions since the early 1970s, like this American la France Century. Now they are also equipped with most European fire engines.
Do not forget about buses, - in 1982, the world's first automatic transmission HT-747 for buses appeared. Since then, almost the whole world has been operating with two brands for them - Voith and Allison. Recently, the second place in their installation is China. Allison uses both local “masters” and local brands unknown abroad, such as Huanghe.
US military equipment remains one of the largest consumers of products. Since 1973, Allison submachine guns have remained the main standard gearboxes on all vehicles, wheeled and tracked. 109-ton tanker Oshkosh M1070.
Allison 1000, 4000 Series
Torqmatic Series - Automatic transmission for buses
For buses, the Torqmatic series has been developed, which is adapted to specific needs: economical consumption, a ban on driving with open doors and others.
Allison 8000, 9000 (M9600, S9600, S9800)
These transmissions are designed for super-heavy equipment (off-road carrying capacity from 120 tons, mining technology with electric motors, on stationary equipment drives)