Navistar announced that Allison TC10 and Allison 3000 Highway Series transmissions are now available on the International LT Series and RH Series trucks, respectively, when equipped with a Cummins X15 engine.
The LT Series previously only offered the transmission with the International A26 engine.
“By offering Allison transmissions with International LT Series and RH Series, drivers will enjoy a premium environment with incredibly smooth shifting, in stop-and-go situations and over the road,” said Jim Nachtman, heavy-duty product marketing director with International.
Unlike automated manual transmissions, both the Allison TC10 and Allison 3000 transmissions use a torque converter to enable smoother and more efficient acceleration, according to the company. Both transmissions are engineered specifically for Class 8 tractor applications, designed to maximize powertrain efficiency while achieving and maintaining highway cruising speeds to save time and money.
“With the TC10 and 3000 Highway Series, Class 8 tractor fleets no longer have to compromise overall vehicle drivability, transmission reliability or performance,” said Heidi Schutte, vice president of marketing and sales for the Americas with Allison Transmission.