Allison Transmission to highlight latest off-highway smart controls at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Leading manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions will also display H9610 model, offer incentives for construction fleet investments

INDIANAPOLIS – Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) will participate in CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the leading showcase for new products and technologies in the construction industry, being held this week in Las Vegas (March 4-8). Allison, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, will discuss the features and benefits of its latest electronic controls technology for on- and off-highway vehicles in Booth 85430, South Hall 4 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Allison’s CEC3 upgrade is all about maximizing productivity and cutting fuel costs by adapting the vehicles to actual working conditions,” said Chris Vargo, director of global off-highway marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. “And we are also making life easier for drivers – with a more convenient, time-saving oil level sensor, and of course, the control and handling of a fully automatic transmission.”

The new generation of Allison’s Commercial Electronic Controls (CEC3) features a remote oil sensor diagnostic that allows drivers to check oil levels from the cab, as well as two new pre-programmed shift schedules that provide owners with greater flexibility to optimize performance and fuel efficiency based on vehicle weight and terrain.

The CEC3 system is being integrated into select models by OEMs, and owners should see features being released in new vehicles throughout 2014. For on-highway construction models, Allison’s 5th Generation electronic controls are also designed to get the most from every drop of fuel: 5th Gen controls automatically adjust shift schedules, acceleration limits and engine load based on weight, grade and other factors, while reducing downtime with advanced diagnostic and prognostic displays.

“Our controls – CEC3 and 5th Gen – are designed to keep trucks working harder and smarter,” Vargo added. 

While CEC3 represents Allison’s latest innovation aimed at off-highway mining and construction trucks, it will not dominate the company’s exhibition. That honor will undoubtedly belong to the H9610 model, on display to the public for the first time. The 4,000lb (1814kg) automatic transmission is used in 100-ton mining trucks.  Booth visitors will have an up-close look at the Allison transmission that allows superior performance from these behemoth earth-movers.

“At Allison, we are proud to manufacture superior transmissions for nearly every possible vocation, from hybrid buses carrying urban commuters, to construction trucks hauling tons of dirt and overburden,” said Vargo. “The H9610 demonstrates our continued commitment to the mining and construction industry – to engineering performance for heavy-duty trucks that work in some of the toughest conditions imaginable.”

Trucks with Allison automatic transmissions will also be exhibited by Mack, Navistar, Hitachi Construction, Kenworth and others.

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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 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 allisontransmission.com.

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