Mercedes-Benz delivers 147 city buses equipped with Allison transmissions to Uruguay
12th May 2020
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CUTSCA (Compañía Uruguaya de Transporte Colectivo SA), one of the largest urban transport companies in Uruguay, is operating 147 new Mercedes-Benz OH 1721 Euro 5 buses equipped with fully automatic Allison Torqmatic® T 270R™ transmissions in the capital, Montevideo, and surrounding cities.

The delivery in January marked CUTSCA’s first acquisition of low-floor architecture buses, following a decision to better serve its users, particularly to provide easy access to those who are physically challenged, and to reduce maintenance costs.

The Uruguayan company has worked with Allison transmissions since 2010 when it purchased its first rear-engine Mercedes-Benz OH 1518 XBC bus. The positive experience led to the purchase of a number of rear-engine OH 1622 L buses with air suspension.

“Torqmatic transmissions, such as the Allison T 270R, fitted to the OH 1721 Mercedes Benz buses exported to Uruguay, have been developed especially for the passenger transport application,” said Evaldo Oliveira, Allison Transmission’s Director of Sales for South America.

“The transmission’s internal architecture combines the performance of the torque converter with state-of-the-art adaptive controls, reducing wear and tear to the powertrain and providing faster acceleration and lower fuel consumption for the fleet,” said Oliveira. “In addition, Allison Automatics have a constant electronic monitoring system allowing customer to conveniently check the lubricant level, simplifying maintenance and avoiding unnecessary downtime.”

Image – @Allison Transmission. “Torqmatic transmissions, such as the Allison T 270R, fitted to the OH 1721 Mercedes Benz buses exported to Uruguay, have been developed especially for the passenger transport application,” said Evaldo Oliveira, Allison Transmission’s Director of Sales for South America.

Image – @Mercedes-Benz. CUTSCA (Compañía Uruguaya de Transporte Colectivo SA), one of the largest urban transport companies in Uruguay, is operating 147 new Mercedes-Benz OH 1721 Euro 5 buses equipped with fully automatic Allison Torqmatic® T 270R™ transmissions in the capital, Montevideo as well as surrounding cities.

About Allison Transmission
(NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. 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. 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 www.allisontransmission.com.