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Bell to evaluate Allison TerraTran transmission

Bell B40E ADT

New off-highway transmission to be integrated and evaluated in next-generation Bell ADTs

ALLISON Transmission, global manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, have announced a partnership with Bell Equipment to integrate and evaluate the new Allison TerraTran transmission in the next generation of Bell articulated dumptrucks (ADTs).

‘Bell and Allison have a long-standing partnership based on shared values and a proven history of innovation and reliability,’ said Tristan du Pisanie, general manager of product development and OEM marketing at Bell.

‘We look forward to evaluating TerraTran in our vehicles, as part of our effort to deliver enhanced drivability, gradeability, and manoeuvrability for Bell customers, while maintaining the durability that Allison transmissions are known for.’

A variant of Allison’s proven 4000-Series on-highway transmission, the TerraTran is purpose built for off-highway applications such as ADTs and wide-body mining dumptrucks. It was developed based on customer feedback, which indicated a need for the proven reliability and durability of Allison’s 4000-Series transmission, but with the increased horsepower, torque, and gross vehicle weight capability needed for off-highway applications, while also adding fast reverse capability.

‘Allison have established a successful relationship with Bell over the past 25 years and we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership through the integration of our latest propulsion solution for Bell’s evaluation,’ said Kartik Ramanan, executive director of global off-highway sales, customer support and service engineering at Allison Transmission.

‘Purpose built for global construction and mining markets, TerraTran leverages Allison’s more than 65 years of experience moving earth, minerals, and precious metals all around the world, where Allison Automatics have proven themselves in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable.’

Allison’s TerraTran has maximum power capability of up to 800hp and torque capability up to 3,200Nm, depending upon the application in which it is deployed. TerraTran also features seven forward and two reverse speeds. With the additional fast reverse, TerraTran delivers improved productivity and optimized efficiency.

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