Allison Transmission, Freightliner begin natural gas partnership

Updated Jul 18, 2012

Allison1Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced its transmissions are the exclusive offering in Freightliner’s natural gas vehicles, including the new Cascadia 113 natural gas tractor.

According to Allison, the Cascadia 113 natural gas tractor will be equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty engine and with Allison 4000 Series transmissions exclusively at launch. Allison 3000 Series transmissions also are exclusive in Freightliner’s M2 112 and 114SD vehicles with the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9L engine.

“Allison transmissions are the ideal option for alternative fuel vehicles because of their torque converter technology that results in improved startability at the launch of the vehicle, full power shifts and better performance,” says Robert Carrick, vocational sales manager – natural gas, for Freightliner Trucks.

Allison says its fully automatic transmissions are integrated into the majority of natural gas-powered commercial truck units sold in the U.S.

“Natural gas technology is an exciting option in the commercial trucking market and we’re proud that Allison is a leader in this area. Customers anxious to experience the new Cascadia 113 natural gas tractor will be able to take advantage of all that natural gas engines have to offer while getting Allison’s renowned reliability, durability and performance,” says Jim Wanaselja, vice president North American marketing, sales and service, for Allison Transmission, Inc.

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