BEML BH100 Rear Dump Truck launched with Allison H8610A Fully Automatic Transmission

BEML showcased 100 Ton Rear Dump truck equipped with an Allison H8610A transmission at IME 2012, Kolkata

NEW DELHI - BEML LIMITED, the premier earthmoving equipment manufacturing company under the Ministry of Defence, showcased its latest 100 ton rear dump truck with an Allison H8610A transmission in the 4th International Mining, Exploration, Mineral Processing Technology & Machinery Exhibition held at Salt Lake Stadium Ground, Kolkata from 28-31 January 2012.

BH100 is the largest rear dump truck produced by BEML. This new Allison automatic equipped vehicle is designed to deliver outstanding productivity, reliability and durability, along with an increased level of manoeuvrability, comfort and safety.

Allison’s fully automatic power shifting transmissions combine all the benefits of proven, hydraulic torque converter technology with advanced closed-loop adaptive controls. A special feature of H8610A is the dual torque path which provides high torque for greater tractive effort at launch. Advanced CEC2 controls link the engine, transmission, and vehicle systems for optimum performance and vocational value. Optimization of the entire driveline system results in consistent shift quality, increased power train durability, and more efficient vehicle operation leading to greater fuel efficiency.

Ram Amarnath, Managing Director of Allison Transmission India, who was in Kolkata visiting the BEML display of equipment at IME 2012, stated, “We are very pleased to have been selected by BEML as the transmission supplier for their new and improved BH100 dump truck. After years of serving the Indian off highway market through our licensed manufacturing partner, we are excited to re-engage directly with BEML with the release of our H8610A transmission. We bring our local presence and global experience in the mining industry to our partnership with BEML, the industry leader in India for mining and construction equipment.”

With over 60 years of experience in mining and construction applications, Allison is renowned in the very heavy duty rigid dump sector for its quality, reliability and durability. Presently, there are thousands of Allison-engineered fully automatic transmissions operating in Indian mines across the country.

About BEML

BEML Limited is a leading multi-technology and multi-location Mini Ratna Category-I company under the Ministry of Defence, offering high-quality products for diverse sectors of economy such as Coal, Mining, Steel, Cement, Power, Irrigation, Construction, Road Building, Aviation, Defence, Metro & Railways. BEML’s nationwide network of sales, service & parts offices enables buyer’s access to its wide range of products. BEML is also having its establishments at China, Brazil, Indonesia & Malaysia to cater to its overseas customers in over 55 countries across the globe.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa, Allison also has over 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com .

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Miranda Jansen, Allison Transmission Europe B.V. Marketing Communications, Baanhoek 188, 3361GN Sliedrecht - The Netherlands, Tel: +31 78-6422 174. miranda.jansen@allisontransmission.com

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