Allison TC-10 Goes Into Production, Offers Better Fuel Economy
March 27, 2013 - Products
LOUISVILLE -- Allison Transmission says its previously introduced TC10 truck transmission, which was shown off during Mid-America Trucking Show last week as the product has recently gone into production, gets improved fuel economy over 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 company says 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 offering smooth, seamless shifting through 10 gear ranges. It says 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 horsepower and 1,700 pound-feet 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 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.