MAN presents TGM refuse truck with Allison 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmission at IFAT 2018

Featuring a torque converter for Continuous Power Technology™, Allison automatics are now available ex-factory for a choice of vehicles within the MAN TGM Euro 6 range

MUNICH, Germany – A TGM refuse truck equipped with a fully automatic Allison transmission will premiere on the MAN stand at IFAT, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, May 14-18. The vehicle is a MAN TGM 26.320 6x2-4 BL rear-loader chassis with a DO8 engine of 315 hp, Euro 6, and equipped with an Allison 3000 Series™ transmission.

With the series release of Allison transmissions, MAN is fulfilling the request of many refuse management fleets for a further drive configuration that offers outstanding performance, reliability and ease of use under severe driving conditions.

“MAN is pleased to have a partner in Allison Transmission with which we can now completely cover the transmission portfolio for Euro 6 vehicles,” says Michael Makowsky, head of body builder management at MAN Truck & Bus in Munich. “This partnership enables us to meet the different needs of our customers with regard to the selection of powerful transmissions.” 

The three-axle chassis that will be presented at the MAN booth in hall C6, booth 317 – without body for a better view on the drivetrain – has a wheelbase of 4,125 mm between the first and second axle and a steered trailing axle designed for a load capacity of 7.5 tons for increased maneuverability in narrow streets and heavy inner city traffic.

The Allison 3200 version of the Allison 3000 Series™ helps deliver even better maneuverability through smooth and wear-free startability and smooth gear shifts. Drivers appreciate the comfort during their refuse collection tours with many start-ups, shift and braking operations with short distances between the loading points.

Additionally, the vehicle offers FuelSense 2.0, Allison’s new fuel saving technology. It automatically selects the optimum shift schedule based on duty cycle and road conditions.

Allison transmissions have been well established in the refuse and municipal market for years, and are appreciated by customers for their reliability and ease of maintenance. In addition to the vehicle presented at IFAT 2018, MAN is now offering Allison transmissions as an option for a choice of vehicles of the TGM series for all available engine outputs (250, 290 and 320 hp) and all available wheel formulas (4x2, 4x4, 6x2-4).

“Allison transmissions are the preferred transmissions within the refuse and municipal sector, because of their quality, reliability and ability to protect the driveline,” said Manlio Alvaro, managing director of sales for EMEA with Allison Transmission. “We are pleased about the extended partnership with MAN. Our technical teams have worked together to ensure that the ideal transmission specification has been made for each application.”

Advantages of the torque converter

Allison transmissions incorporate a torque converter, which smoothly multiplies engine torque during start-up and acceleration for increased performance and easy maneuverability, even at low speeds. In addition, Allison’s Continuous Power Technology™ delivers seamless uninterrupted engine power to the wheels – so fleets can accomplish more, even with a smaller engine. This feature also allows precise vehicle control for exact alignment with bins, driving on confined space and working at extreme low speeds.

The Allison 3000 Series™ includes narrow-stepped, fully automatic six-speed power shift transmissions with programmable control for optimum adaption of the transmission to specific operating conditions. In the refuse sector, low speeds and high traction efforts during slow driving are guaranteed, such as at landfill sites. Another advantage is the outstanding maneuverability. The higher gears are designed as overdrives for municipal and intercity driving at economical engine speeds.

Allison transmissions ensure efficient operation, optimum fuel economy and reduced maintenance costs for municipal fleets worldwide.

The Allison booth at IFAT 2018 is located in hall C6, booth 140.

May 15, 2018


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit