Allison Automatic-Equipped 40-Ton Dump Truck Provides Optimal Fuel Efficency and Improved Productivity


Allison Transmission Inc. is proud to continue their partnership with Western Star Trucks and help produce a heavy-duty off-road hauler that delivers powerful performance, rugged durability and optimal fuel efficiency.

The Western Star 6900XD 40-ton dump, equipped with a heavy-duty 6-speed Allison 4500 RDS fully automatic transmission, is built to increase productivity per cycle and maximize profit per ton compared to traditional articulated dump trucks and rigid frame off-road dumps.

With full-power shifts, this Allison Automatic-equipped dump not only accelerates faster, it gets up to and works within the optimum duty-cycle speed faster and more efficiently. That saves cycle time, which leads to greater productivity. In other words, more work gets done.

Allison Automatics have other features that contribute to fuel efficiency. Shift energy management (SEM) electronically controls engine speed during shifts to maintain a constant output of torque.

This not only helps carry a load more efficiently and provides better acceleration it helps conserve fuel.

Allison Transmission has built a reputation on the ability to build transmissions that last just about forever. The smooth, seamless shifts virtually eliminate driveline component shock. Since Allison Automatics do not have mechanically-applied clutches, business owners will not have routine clutch burnout and replacement, which is a major downtime and expense concern with manual and automated manual transmissions.

The combination of Western Star Trucks and Allison Automatics gives heavy-duty vocational owners the right specification to achieve greater productivity, reliability and fuel efficiency, as well as haul in more profits for their business.
Allison Transmission, Inc. is the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison products are specified by over 250 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in many market sectors including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications.

Source: Allison Transmission Inc.

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