MAN presents TGM refuse truck with Allison 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmission at IFAT 2018
17th May 2018
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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

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 6×2-4 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 manoeuvrability in narrow streets and heavy inner city traffic.

The Allison 3200 version of the Allison 3000 Series™ helps deliver even better manoeuvrability 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 (4×2, 4×4, 6×2-4).

“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 manoeuvrability, 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 manoeuvrability. 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.

Overview exhibition vehicle IFAT:
MAN TGM chassis with Allison 3200 fully automatic transmission

Chassis MAN TGM 26.320 6×2-4 BL
Wheelbase 4125 + 1350 mm
Engine MAN D08
Engine output 235 kW (315 hp)
Torque 1250 Nm
Transmission Allison 3200 fully automatic transmission
Exhaust gas class Euro 6
Gross vehicle weight 26,000 kg

Image – © MAN Truck and Bus AG. MAN TGM is optionally available ex-factory with Allison 3200 fully automatic transmission. The first vehicle – currently without body – will be presented at IFAT 2018 in Munich.

Image – © MAN Truck and Bus AG. The Allison 3200 version of the Allison 3000 Series™ helps deliver even better manoeuvrability 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.

Image – © Allison Transmission. Allison 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmissions are ideal for vehicles with engines up to 276 kW (370 hp).

Image – © Allison Transmission. 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, e.g. at landfill sites.