Allison Transmission announced that test fleet users achieved an average five percent fuel economy improvement with the Allison TC10 tractor transmission over their current manual and automated manual transmissions.
"Approximately 100 major fleets throughout the U.S., representing a variety of applications, have been using our TC10 transmission in real world duty cycles over the last two years," said Jim Wanaselja, vice president of North America marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. "The better fuel economy, coupled with Allison's renowned reliability, durability and ease of operation makes the TC10 a powerful tool for improving fleet efficiency."
The TC10 is specifically designed for both city and highway tractor duty cycles and provides a blended architecture with full power shifts, a torque converter and a twin countershaft gear box.
It is fully automatic and offers smooth, seamless shifting through 10 gear ranges. This optimizes acceleration and fuel economy, making this transmission especially ideal for distribution applications where a tractor-trailer splits its work cycle between city and highway conditions.
Rated up to 600 hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque at launch, the TC10 is designed with 10 forward speeds and two reverse. It comes equipped with Allison's newest generation of electronic controls which provide superior fuel economy features, prognostics to eliminate unnecessary oil and filter changes, and enhanced shift selector functionality. A five-year or 750,000 mile warranty is also offered.
Production of the new transmission began earlier this month.