Allison Transmission gains ground in MAN mining trucks; selected for TGS 6x6 mining trucks in Russia

On behalf of MAN, Toni Maurer modified two Euro 5 MAN TGS dump trucks for the Russian market, both equipped with Allison 4500 fully automatic transmissions, which deliver the best performance under the toughest conditions. Following the factory release of Allison-equipped TGM and TGS fire vehicles as announced at Interschutz last summer, the two companies have increased cooperation presenting the modified heavy construction vehicles at Bauma, Munich.

MUNICH – Heavy loads, steep grades, wet, slippery, rocky and uneven – these are just some of the difficult conditions in mining sites. Add tight schedules and high performance requirements and it is clear why MAN chose an Allison fully automatic transmission for its Russian end-user operating in the Surgut Area of the West Siberian Plain.

The MAN TGS 40.480 6x6 features an Allison 4500 fully automatic model – providing a strong, reliable and durable drivetrain solution. The short first gear combined with the patented torque converter helps deliver high torque and superior traction even at low rpms. This way the vehicle offers excellent startability and climbing ability, even on steep grades as heavily loaded vehicles ascend out of mine pits.

Allison transmissions are designed for reducing downtime and increasing efficiency and have demonstrated proven performance under the most arduous conditions. Advanced electronic controls adjust shift schedules automatically, delivering optimal gear shifts based on vehicle duty cycle. They also provide self-diagnostics to avoid unnecessary maintenance. Additionally Allison Automatics substantially reduce the need for driver training, mitigating aggressive driving habits and minimizing transmission and vehicle damage to extend a vehicle’s life-cycle.

“In the mining industry, trucks are on duty 24/7, and the key to our customers’ success is high-performing, efficient trucks with unrivaled uptime,” said Dr. Robert Seeger, Head of Segment Management Truck at MAN Truck & Bus AG. “MAN trucks have proven this in thousands of applications, and with the addition of the Allison Transmission product range, we can offer an additional solution to our customers when conditions become worse and exceptional performance, ease of use and maximum uptime is required.”

“We often hear from our clients that ‘once you have fitted an Allison, you can forget it,’” said Karl Maurer, managing director at Toni Maurer GmbH. “Those who work in this challenging market sector know that technical failure and downtime can cause great stress and result in high costs when up against tough productivity targets.”

Overview MAN TGS 6x6 mining truck with Allison 4500

Chassis (manufacturer)

MAN Truck & Bus AG

Chassis (type)

MAN TGS 40.480 6x6 BB

Body (type/manufacturer)

Mining body KH Kipper


D2676LF07 Euro 5

Engine output

353 kW / 480 hp


2175 N•m


Allison 4500 transmission (wide ratio model)

Exhaust gas class

Euro 5

Gross vehicle weight

40.000 kg

Special features

Toni Maurer:

- water-cooling for transmission

- heavy underride protection for engine

- modified entries/doorways

- exhaust box pulled upward

- heated tipper body

- oil-water heat exchanger has been
mounted on Allison


DGS Diesel- und Getriebeservice:

- PTO 870 for pump at 1 p.m.

Apr 12, 2016

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit