Leading OEMs select Allison Transmission for their municipal and refuse vehicles at IFAT

World's first Mercedes-Benz Antos equipped with an Allison 3000 Series™ was on display, as well as a new Bucher Municipal single-engine road sweeper equipped with an Allison 3500

MUNICH – In addition to presenting its own range of fully automatic transmissions during IFAT 2016, Allison Transmission was also chosen by major European vehicle manufacturers and body builders for a number of refuse and municipal vehicles displayed during the show, May 30-June 3.

With a 7.7 liter OM 936 engine delivering 260 kW (354 hp), the 26-ton Mercedes-Benz Antos chassis type 2535L 6x2 debuted at IFAT with an Allison 3200 model transmission. The vehicle also features FuelSense®, the latest fuel-saving technology from Allison.

Allison transmissions utilize Continuous Power Technology™. The patented torque converter smoothly multiplies engine torque at vehicle launch for superior startability, maneuverability and inching ability. Moreover, the uninterrupted power transfer to the drive wheels ensures higher average speed and increased productivity – so fleets can do more, even with a smaller engine.

Also during the show, Bucher Municipal presented its CityFant 6000, a new single-engine road sweeper featuring a Daimler ATEGO chassis Type 1524K with Euro 6 emission standard, Allison 3500 model transmission and a wheelbase of 3.360 mm. The Bucher sweeper has an OM 936 engine that delivers 238 hp (175 kW) at 2,200 rpm and 1,000 Nm of torque at 1,200-1,600 rpm.

Overall durability, performance, optimum fuel consumption and precise vehicle control at low speeds make Allison Automatics the ideal transmission to address the daily challenges of waste collection, street cleaning and other municipal services. 

Jun 28, 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 allisontransmission.com.