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New Model 1350 Allison Increases GCWR to 30,000 Pounds

Allison Transmission Releases New 1350 Model

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Allison Transmission, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the new 1350 model. This new product offering will provide an option within our 1000 Series models for towing capacity of up to 30,000 lbs.

The 1350 will be offered within the Highway Series (HS), Rugged Duty Series (RDS) Emergency Vehicle Series (EVS), Pupil Transport/Shuttle Series (PTS), Motorhome Series (MH) and the Specialty Series (SP).

Previously, the maximum Gross Combination Weight (GCW) approved in the Allison 1000 Series was 26,000 lbs. This new 1350 model increases that limit to 30,000 lbs and provides end users with increased towing capability. Additionally, the 1350 model comes equipped with a park pawl. This means no air brake is required and the driver will experience ease of use comparable to an automotive pick-up truck.

The 1350 model has been released in the International® TerraStar® truck as the exclusive transmission offering and with the Allison Optimized package. The Allison Optimized package, which includes Shift Energy Management (SEM), Low Range Torque Protection (LRTP), Load Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS), and Prognostics, helps to conserve fuel, provide better acceleration and carry a load more efficiently.

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Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary, with a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. Allison also has more than 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.
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