Scrap metal transport fleet uses Allison transmissions for durability and life cycle value

Continuous Power Technology™ also helps Lantz Metall drivers accelerate faster and maneuver easier in congested Stockholm streets

SOLLENTUNA, Sweden – Lantz Metall rents out containers, delivers them to customers and retrieves them when full. Five of their eight Scania vehicles in Stockholm are equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions that deliver durability and life cycle value for its skiploaders, hooklifts and crane trucks.

“Our oldest Allison-fitted truck has gone 700,000 kilometers without any transmission problems,” said Sven Lantz, chairman of Lantz Metall. “The reliability and low maintenance costs were important factors when we chose fully automatic transmissions in this truck and the newer ones.”

Favorable life cycle value is also driven by increased productivity made possible by an Allison Automatic. “The continuous transfer of power to the driving wheels is a unique feature with our transmissions that allows the vehicle to accelerate faster and offers 14 percent higher average speed compared to manual transmissions and AMTs (automated manual transmissions),” said Erik Kaplar, OEM account manager and market developer for Allison. “It means there may be time for more loads per day, something that increases both productivity and profitability.”

Drivers of Allison-equipped trucks have a different perspective. Lantz said that, at first, some drivers didn’t want to let go of the manual gear stick. Now, no one wants to drive anything else but Allison Automatics because they don’t cause leg and arm fatigue and are more responsive.

“The trucks are just as fast as cars in the starting phase, thanks to the Continuous Power Technology™ that offers fast acceleration without any power loss in gear shifting,” said Lantz.  “It's a big advantage. The simplicity of maneuvering big trucks with automatics in heavy traffic also means the drivers can focus on the driving and increase the road safety.

“We have our business in several cities in the country, but the Stockholm area is a bit special because of the heavy traffic in stressful city environments. That's why we have invested in Allison fully automatics that are perfect for such driving conditions.”

Jun 26, 2018

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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