Allison Transmission and MAN to premiere new MAN TGM and TGS trucks at Interschutz 2015

Allison Transmission, the leading global supplier of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, will showcase its products at Interschutz, June 8-13: hall 27, stand K38.

Hannover, Germany – MAN and Allison have outstanding reputations among fire fleets worldwide, and now the two companies are working together to make MAN TGM and TGS trucks perform even better. Allison fully automatic 3000 Series and 4000 Series transmissions will soon be available in the medium- and heavy-duty classes of MAN vehicles.

Visitors to Interschutz can view a MAN TGS 18.400 4x4 chassis on the Allison stand. This specific vehicle was produced to operate in the Austrian Alps, its 400 horsepower engine coupled with an Allison 4000 Series fully automatic transmission to deliver exceptional acceleration and performance. Allison 4000 Series models feature torque multiplication and continuous power shifts to ensure unrivalled vehicle launch, acceleration and control, even under exceptional load conditions and over difficult terrain.

Vehicle manufacturers worldwide offer Allison Automatics for a variety of fire and emergency applications, including airfield crash trucks, ladder and tanker units, ambulances and other equipment. Serving urban, off-road and airfield environments, Allison transmissions deliver high performance and supply uninterupted power to the drive wheels via advanced Continuous Power Technology™.

Econic HLF 20/16: When space is tight

Another highlight on the Allison stand is a Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 L, 4x2 with HLF 20/16 body (firetruck) and Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission. The vehicle, currently operating in Hannover, has a smaller than typical turning radius of 13.5 metres due to a rear steering axle. In comparison to a standard vehicle radius of 16.5 metres, the Econic HLF is an ideal vehicle for dense urban areas with narrow roads and alleys. An HLF 20/16 body combined with the Econic low-entry and rear steering axle results in a compact and highly maneuverable vehicle. Allison’s patented torque converter allows for precise maneuvering, even at very low speeds, for the best control in critical situations. In addition, Allison Automatics offer a top-mount engine driven Power Take-Off (PTO) provision, for easy integration of best-in-class emergency equipment.

Fire and rescue trucks: Allison makes the difference

Allison provides the right product for each firefighting and emergency vehicle – whether it’s the 1000 Series™ for ambulance, firefighting and command vehicles or the 3000 Series and 4000 Series for special-purpose vehicles, like turntable ladders and cranes or water tenders and airfield crash trucks.

With its Continuous Power Technology, sophisticated electronic features and easy integration of driveline and engine driven PTOs,  Allison transmissions increase performance, functionality and safety when lives are on the line.

Allison products will also be featured at various other Interschutz exhibition stands. On display at the MAN stand (hall 27, stand B46) is an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting TGS 33.540 6x6 BB Euro V with an Allison 4000 Series model and Ziegler body, as well as a TGM 15.290 4x4 BL Euro VI with an Allison 3000 Series model and Rosenbauer body HLF 20. Among other manufacturers, Mercedes, Iveco and Scania will also feature Allison-equipped vehicles on their booths.

Notes to editors

You are invited to attend the Allison Transmission press briefing on its stand (Hall 27, Stand K38) on Tuesday, June 9, at 3 pm. Please confirm to Claire Dumbreck (details below) if you wish to receive more information and attend the event.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.  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 and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. 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

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