A blue refuse truck turns right onto a street in Las Vegas.


Our transmissions are the preferred choice of sanitation departments around the world because they make fleets more productive. They provide superior acceleration when compared to an automated manual transmission (AMT), enabling roll-offs and traditional collection trucks to collect more trash in the same amount of time.


  • Power Take-Off (PTO)

  • Allison + Natural Gas

  • FuelSense® 2.0

  • Reliability

  • Outstanding Value

  • Optional Integral Retarder


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  • Allison’s Power Take-Off (PTO) can be driven at engine speed. Our Transmission Control Module commands how and when the PTO engages and monitors operating conditions—minimizing potential damage and hazards, making operation easier for drivers.

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  • Allison Automatics get the most out of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles equipped with natural gas engines—both compressed (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). This allows these vehicles to maximize performance while using the cleaner and quieter natural gas engine. Our torque converter’s superior control at low speed and multiplication of engine torque give natural gas engines superior launch, while our electronic controls and gearbox designs allow for full-power shifting.

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  • FuelSense® 2.0 provides impressive fuel savings for the demanding duty-cycles of refuse applications. This innovative technology solution uses a unique set of software and electronic controls to deliver quantifiable fuel savings of up to 6%, all while maintaining the traditional Allison advantages of quality, reliability, durability and productivity.

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  • Refuse collection requires the ability to handle heavy loads and withstand heavy start-stop duty-cycles, every day. You can’t afford to lose any trucks or time. Allison’s torque converter reliably and smoothly multiplies engine torque, delivering more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility.

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  • Allison’s high-quality, ultra-reliable automatic transmissions provide peace of mind—refuse fleet owners don’t have to worry about the increased repairs, downtime and maintenance of AMT vehicles. The most uptime means the industry’s best total cost of ownership.

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  • Our fully automatic transmissions provide industry-leading ease of operation versus the stress and rougher ride of an AMT vehicle due to our optional integral retarder, which takes the load off the service brakes, reducing heat and fade.
A blue refuse truck with a rendered Allison eGen Power in the chassis.

eGen Power®

eGen Power® includes our fully electric e-Axles for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles up to 28,660 lbs. GAWR, with a multi-speed gearbox and up to 650 kW of peak power.