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Bell to integrate Allison's latest off-highway transmissions into new articulated dump trucks

An articulated dump trucks drives through a mud puddle
A Bell Equipment B40E articulated dump truck

Allison Transmission has partnered with Bell Equipment Group Services (Bell) to integrate and evaluate the Allison TerraTran in the next generation of Bell's articulated dump trucks. 

"Bell and Allison have a long-standing partnership based on shared values and a proven history of innovation and reliability," said Tristan du Pisanie, general manager of product development and OEM marketing at Bell. "We look forward to evaluating TerraTran in our vehicles, as part of our effort to deliver enhanced drivability, gradeability, and maneuverability for Bell customers, while maintaining the durability that Allison transmissions are known for."

A variant of Allison's proven 4000 Series on-highway transmission, the TerraTran is built for off-highway applications such as articulated dump trucks, mobile cranes, and wide-body mining dump trucks. TerraTran was developed based on customer input, which indicated a need for ideal reliability and durability of Allison's 4000 Series transmission, but with the increased horsepower, torque, and gross vehicle weight (GVW) capability needed for off-highway applications, while also adding fast reverse capability. 

"Allison has established a successful relationship with Bell over the past 25 years and we look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership through the integration of our latest propulsion solution for Bell's evaluation," said Kartik Ramanan, executive director of global off-highway sales, customer support and service engineering at Allison Transmission.

Allison's TerraTran has a maximum power capability of up to 800 horsepower, and torque capacity of up to 3200-newton-metres, dependent upon the application in which it is deployed. TerraTran also features seven forward and two reverse speeds.

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One Allison Way
Indianapolis, IN
US, 46222

Website:
allisontransmission.com

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11024 Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC
US, 28031

Website:
bellequipment.com

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