LOUISVILLE. Allison Transmission is displaying its TC10 tractor transmission with FuelSense package this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show here. In addition, attendees can also participate in a ride-and-drive with the fuel-efficiency package.
Engineered for highway, city and suburban driving, the TC10 maximizes fuel efficiency for real-world duty cycles, including cruising and stop-and-go delivery routes. First introduced last year, Allison said the transmission has shown an average 5% fuel economy improvement over manual and automated manual transmissions in fleet testing.
The company said the TC10 with FuelSense “delivers a unique package of software and electronic controls that target critical components of a tractor’s duty cycle for maximum fuel savings.” FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing performance.
“Fuel costs continue to be a major concern for the trucking industry,” said Lou Gilbert, director of North American marketing and global brand development for Allison Transmission. “The TC10 with FuelSense is an extremely fuel efficient transmission, built with the dependability and durability for which Allison automatics are known.”
Allison said vehicles equipped with its transmissions will be shown by several manufacturers at the show, including Freightliner, Western Star, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar (featuring a ProStar with TC10).
An Allison 4000 RDS transmission is a major component of the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck that will be shown at the Great Dane Trailers booth (34075). The concept truck is an aerodynamic, high-efficiency prototype developed in partnership with Peterbilt. The series hybrid tractor includes kinetic energy recovery through regenerative braking and range extension provided by an on-board microturbine. To enhance the drivability of this innovative truck, the Allison transmission is paired with the truck’s electric motor, employing adaptive controls to deliver the smooth performance drivers expect.