New Allison Transmission-equipped fully automatic concrete mixer shown at M&T Expo

New MAN Constellation concrete mixer truck designed to enhance productivity in construction displayed at Brazil’s trade show for construction and mining.

SÃO PAULO – Allison Transmission displayed a new MAN Constellation 26.280 6x4 concrete mixer truck equipped with an Allison 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmission at the M&T Expo 2015, June 9-13.

Concrete suppliers around the world opt for Allison Automatics as standard equipment for their fleets, where productivity is critical. Concrete mixer trucks fitted with Allison Automatics accelerate faster than those using manual or automated manual transmissions. Higher average speeds translate into shorter trips and higher productivity for increased profitability.

The average speed enhancement is directly proportional to the time saved during each gearshift. An automatic transmission shifts gears without interrupting power transfer to the drive wheels, while manual gearboxes require about two seconds on average to perform each gearshift. A vehicle with an Allison Automatic has been shown to deliver up to an extra hour work per day – time that can be spent on making additional trips.

Decreased engine and driveline wear due to the absence of a dry clutch, significantly reduces maintenance costs and time lost in the workshop. These savings, as well as safety, fuel efficiency and ease of operation account for why fleet owners prefer Allison Automatics.

An automatic transmission-fitted concrete mixer delivers enhanced maneuverability. It can easily tackle graded, slippery and exceedingly soft terrain – common demands on construction sites. With Allison's Continuous Power TechnologyTM, the vehicle's powertrain delivers power and torque to the driving wheels smoothly and efficiently. Concrete mixers equipped with automatic transmissions are also easier to operate in tight spaces, allowing for seamless creeping, better control on steep surfaces and easier hill starts, avoiding rollback.

“We are very pleased to feature the Allison-equipped MAN Constellation concrete mixer truck at M&T Expo,” said Antonio Carlos Novaes, South America marketing manager for Allison Transmission. “Now concrete mixer fleets in Brazil can experience the productivity and operational benefits of this technology.” 

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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