MUNICH, Germany – In Mid-April, nearly half a million people will flock to Munich to investigate Construction and Mining vehicle innovations at bauma 2013. Site operators investing in increased performance and improved productivity, despite the obstacles of steepening grades, perilous surfaces and unmerciful temperatures, choose Allison transmissions to carry their heaviest loads to the highest peaks and far below the earth’s surface.
From Randon Vehicles, a leading supporter of Brazil’s biggest infrastructure projects, to the Zijin Mining Corporation, China’s largest producer of gold, many leading OEMs equip their toughest Construction and Mining vehicles with Allison transmissions.
Volker Hein, manager of C.A.T. Construction GmbH, a German company that delivers special equipment for oil and gas worldwide, spoke about their machines operating during the coldest Siberian winters with temperatures dropping below -40°C. “There is almost no challenge an Allison cannot cope with. That’s why we have been using them for more than 20 years. Allison transmissions are always prepared to deliver the best results.”
Valery Arestov, Chief Engineer at TechStroyGaz, agrees. Since 2004, TechStroyGaz has operated 24-ton Scania R114С (6х6) dump trucks in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, an area well-known for its uncompromising permafrost and swampy roads. One of these vehicles was equipped with a fully automatic Allison transmission; while approaching half a million kilometers, neither the six-speed Allison 4000 Series transmission, nor the vehicle it equips, has ever needed an unscheduled repair.
With sweltering summers that heat internal machine components to an excess of 70°C, the Australian outback is another of the harshest possible environments. Yet, two Steiger Tiger tractors equipped with Allison 6000 Series transmissions have each logged more than 50,000 hours without breakdowns or major delays at the Arumpo Bentonite mine. About 3000 kilometers due west, Action Mining Services Business Development Manager, Barry Cook, said his Hinos fitted with Allison automatics are perfect for working the demanding mine sites across the country. “The Allison automatic offers significant advantages in a mine environment that makes it the ideal choice for the vehicles we are selling.”
Allison-equipped trucks operate 1000 meters below soil in iron ore fields of northern Sweden and at the Blue Nile’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam construction site, delivering high performance and great reliability no matter the terrain and operation conditions.
Don’t miss your chance to visit Allison’s stand (hall A4, booth 304) and see Allison-equipped vehicles during bauma 2013. Among others, Mercedes-Benz is displaying the Zetros 1833, a 4x4 underground mining tractor (hall B3-B4, booths 11 and 13), and Bell presents the new B25E and B30E articulated dump trucks (hall B4, booth 108), all equipped with Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmissions. TEREX will show TA400 and TR60 models (hall F7, booth 710), and the Perlini earthmoving DP 705 dumper will also be present (hall B4, booth 109). At Iveco’s stand (hall B5, booth 205/306), visitors can see the new Astra HHD9 equipped with Allison’s 4700R model, recently released following the success of the former HHD8.
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 ve-hicles 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 pres-ence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Afri-ca. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations world-wide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.
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