Freightliner truck equipped with an Allison transmission

Municipal + Utility Services

Your drivers perform the work that keeps a community moving – fixing power outages, clearing and cleaning city streets, repairing roads and more. In this line of work, vehicle failure is not an option. That’s why Allison Transmission has created transmissions designed to handle difficult conditions and perform at peak level, every single day.

Additionally, Allison fully automatic transmissions (“Allison Automatics”) deliver solid fuel efficiency, superior performance and outstanding vehicle safety.

See how the numerous features of Allison Automatics help you get the most benefit and value from your transmission. You’ll know why cities around the globe count on Allison to keep them moving forward.

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Snowplow equipped with an Allison transmission
Striper truck equipped with an Allison transmission

Experience the Benefits

Allison designs and builds transmissions with the goal of helping you, the customer, efficiently run your operation. We aim to push performance in ways that help you get work done smarter and more effectively.

With Allison Automatics, we offer features designed specifically to increase performance and decrease costs for maintenance and repair.

Superior vehicle control

Allison’s Continuous Power Technology™ allows our fully automatic transmissions to simply and smoothly deliver uninterrupted engine power to the wheels. This means superior acceleration and a smooth drive, effortless shifting, precise traction control and improved maneuverability – even in harsh or rugged conditions. It also helps the driver control the vehicle at low speeds so that maneuvering in confined spaces and narrow streets becomes virtually effortless. And if a time arises when you need to operate in the countryside, the enhanced vehicle control offered with an Allison Automatic allows off-road work to be less demanding. 

Furthermore, Allison’s Power Take-Off (PTO) provision, which draws energy from the truck’s running engine, enables you to power your attachments and accessories with ease. 

Whether driving on a smooth surface, a gravel road or up and down hills, an Allison Automatic is your solution for productivity.

Better fuel efficiency

With an Allison Automatic, you can achieve an optimum level of fuel economy and performance. Our transmissions offer load-based shift schedules to automatically enhance fuel savings or add more power when needed. In ‘economy mode,’ the transmission shifts at lower engine speeds to provide fuel savings, and upshifts at higher speeds for greater acceleration when required for the vehicle load and road conditions.

Improved safety

Allison has been perfecting its transmissions over decades to facilitate outstanding driver safety. From combating vehicle rollback on steep grades – a major concern with manual transmissions – to providing superior vehicle control and maneuverability, Allison Automatics help reduce accidents and improve driver awareness, comfort and safety.

Reliable, efficient operation

Allison believes durability is a key factor in productivity. A vehicle sitting in the shop is costing you money – repairs are expensive and productivity is lost. That’s why Allison has worked to build some of the most reliable transmissions in the world. They’re built to last, and they don’t experience the same wear and tear that manual or automated manual transmissions (AMTs) have as a result of a starting clutch. Allison Automatics help keep your vehicles in service and out of the shop.

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Work Smarter

Allison Automatics have both intelligence and strength. We offer a number of Smart Controls – electronic control packages that can help increase productivity, lower fuel consumption, reduce maintenance costs and improve safety. Features include:

  • Adapting to conserve fuel by reducing the load on the engine when a vehicle is stopped
  • Avoiding unwanted shifts out of neutral when the PTO is enabled
  • Automatically selecting neutral when the parking brake is applied
  • Choosing the optimum shift points based on load and terrain
  • Limiting vehicle acceleration rate, when desired by the fleet, to control aggressive driving

Models + Ratings

We offer several models tailored to different needs. This gives you ultimate control over features and performance. When it comes to municipal and utility services, Allison transmissions are designed to be reliable in all driving conditions, easy to operate and always able to perform at their peak so you can get more work done.

See the grid below to compare our transmissions and find the model that best fits your company’s needs. Information and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation. Please check with your vehicle salesperson to ensure offerings.

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Model Ratio Max Input Power - kW (HP) 1 Max Input Torque - Nm 1 Max GVW - kg  Max GCW - kg  Reference Spec Sheet
1000 Close Ratio 224 (300) 780  9000 11800 1000
2100 Close Ratio 224 (300) 780  12000 12000 2100
2500 Wide Ratio 224 (300) 780  15000 15000 2500
3000 Close Ratio 254 (340) 1261     3000
3200 Close Ratio 276 (370) 1491     3000
3500 Wide Ratio 246 (330) 1166     3500
4000 Close Ratio 421 (565) 2400     4000
4430 Wide Ratio 283 (380) 1560     4500
4440 Wide Ratio 317 (425) 1776     4500
4500 Wide Ratio 421 (565) 2237     4500
4700 Widest Ratio 421 (565) 2400     4700

1Gross Ratings as defined by ISO1585 or SAEJ1995.

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Customer Profiles

We’ve told you why we think Allison Automatics are premium – now you can hear it straight from the customer.

Read this customer profile for more information on how Allison Automatics are playing key roles in the success of municipal fleets everywhere.

Skara-Götene Bärgningstjänst is a small towing company in Götene, Sweden, about 150 km north east of Gothenburg. The company has two Allison-equipped tow trucks in its fleet, serving as lorry platform towing trucks for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that tow up to 60 tons.

"After a couple of years driving with my automatic transmission, I have noticed many benefits compared to manual and semi-automatic alternatives, which are at least as important as the driving comfort. I don’t lose any power when accelerating, and I have also noticed how the maintenance costs have been minimized."

–Stig Andersson, Owner of Skara-Götene Bärgningstjänst (Götene, Sweden)