Allison Transmission Inc. News

What Are the New Trends in Firefighting Equipment?

Equipment is an important element in fighting fires, and in keeping firefighters safe. But what new needs are driving the development of equipment? How can equipment expand its role in fighting fires, or in managing building occupancy and traffic flow for that matter? We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opportunities in firefighting equipment?

Hino Announces GT 1528 To Be Available With Allison 2500 Series As A Standard Equipment

Hino’s newly revised GT 1528 is available with the Allison 2500 Series™ six-speed fully automatic transmission as standard equipment. Along with an increase in power, torque and payload, the automatic transmission makes it a safer vehicle in difficult and challenging off-road conditions. After a summer of horrendous bushfire conditions across Australia, a new focus on the safety and well-being of bushfire fighters has been adopted by fire authorities around the country. Hino’s...

Allison Delivers Fire Trucks With 4000 Series™ Fully-Automatic Transmissions To The U.S. Army Fleet In Germany

The U.S. Army in Germany recently added eight Scania structural pumper P410 B4x4HZ trucks with Rosenbauer-body and Allison 4000 Series™ fully automatic transmissions to its fire fleet. The vehicles, featuring the new CP 31 Crew Cab, are powered by a 302 kW (410 hp) diesel engine combined with an Allison 4000 Series™ fully automatic transmission. They will be stationed at different locations across Germany. The U.S. Army has procured this vehicle configuration for the last 10 years,...

Fire Fleets Switch Gears To Fully Automatic Transmissions

For those responsible for procuring and managing fire vehicle fleets, speed, driveability and reliability are paramount concerns. As well as the ability to accelerate, slow and stop rapidly and safely in city traffic, fire engines need to be highly manoeuvrable in tight spaces or on rough terrain. They are required to access many different types of environment at high speed, and, even more than other types of heavy-duty vehicles driven at slower speeds by professional lorry drivers, they need t...

Allison Transmission Presents UROVESA K6 IS Forest Firefighting Vehicle At SICUR 2020

Allison Transmission presented the UROVESA K6 IS, equipped with the Allison 3000 Series™ transmission, at SICUR 2020 (February 25-28, IFEMA trade fair center, Madrid). The vehicle features a chassis with a maximum GVW of 16 metric tonnes, excellent traction and extremely robust parts. It is specifically designed for off-road work on very rough terrain with full loads. It is in great demand for forest firefighting applications due to its innovative 4-wheel independent suspension system com...

Magirus Announces The Launch Of New Electric And CNG-Powered (H)LF Fire Engines In The iDL Series

A 10 tank pumper expands the "Innovative Drive Line" series. Following the introduction of small electric fire engines, the company is thus taking the next step in the development of directly deployable fire-fighting vehicles with reliable, alternative drive technology. At its yearly press conference in Ulm, Magirus is the world’s first manufacturer of vehicles for fire and disaster protection to present a natural gas-powered tank pumper. The company is thus consistently taking the next s...

Triek-HT Adapts Allison Transmission’s Firefighting Trucks For National Airport And Fire Corps Customers

Speciality vehicle maker, Triel-HT of Brazil, has adapted over 120 Allison-equipped Scania firefighting trucks for its national airport and fire corps customers. Among the reasons for choosing Allison fully automatic transmissions, Triel-HT cites 35 per cent faster acceleration, better vehicle control and ease of integration. Nine different Scania chassis have already been adapted for airport and industrial firefighting, civil defence and special explosives transport, among them the P250, P310,...

Spartan hosts manufacturers, fire truck technicians from across North America for FTTC 2018

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will host equipment manufacturers, dealers, service centre representatives, emergency vehicle technicians, and first responder driver-operators from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America next week for its Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC); the industry's largest emergency vehicle training-centric symposium. The annual event, in its 24th year, will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, from September 30 to...

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