Nearly 100 refuse compactor vehicles will collect an estimated 5.6 million tons of waste related to the sporting events in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO – Athletes and spectators aren’t seeing trash pile up at the venues where they are competing and cheering. Comlurb, Rio’s sanitation company, is using trucks equipped with Allison transmissions to efficiently collect, compact and haul away garbage.
While providing special service to sites including Olympic Park and Maracanã Stadium during August, Comlurb has also continued to provide their usual waste collection services across the entire city. An efficient and reliable fleet has been critical to their success.
For years, Comlurb has required all of their refuse trucks to be equipped with fully automatic transmissions. Increased productivity, lower maintenance costs and quieter operation are among the top reasons they’ve made the switch to the Allison 3000 Series™ transmission.
With tight, demanding schedules, sanitation companies rely on Allison Automatics to provide superior acceleration when compared to a manual or automated manual transmission (AMT). The improved acceleration enables trucks to collect more trash in the same amount of time, improving a fleet’s productivity.
Refuse collection requires trucks to haul massive loads, withstand heavy start-stop duty-cycles, and endure day-after-day use without breaking down. This kind of work takes a toll on weaker transmissions. However, instead of a starting clutch that is prone to wear, Allison uses a patented torque converter technology for more time on the road and lower repair costs.
Allison’s torque converter smoothly multiplies engine torque, delivering more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility. An Allison transmission increases power and provides Continuous Power Technology™ while a manual or AMT loses power with every shift.
Using Allison’s technology to achieve a higher average speed of work and greater productivity, Comlurb estimates that its fleet of refuse compactor trucks will collect 5.6 million tons of trash related to the sporting events.
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SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.