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New Allison-equipped VW Constellation mixer truck

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World Cement,

The new Allison transmission-equipped VW Constellation 26.280 6x4 concrete mixer truck is on display at three booths during Concrete Show South America, 24-26 August at the Exhibition Centre Sao Paulo Expo.

Attendees can get a close look at the VW Constellation while visiting Liebherr Brazil, the Society of Industrial Thermoelectric Plants (SITI) and Convict Industry and Commerce. Developed in conjunction with MAN Latin America, the vehicle includes a fully automatic Allison 3000 Series™ transmission.

Construction requires trucks to haul massive loads, withstand heavy start-stop duty-cycles and endure day-after-day use without breaking down. This kind of work takes a toll on weaker transmissions. However, instead of a starting clutch that is prone to wear, Allison uses a patented torque converter technology for more time on the road and lower repair costs.

Allison’s torque converter smoothly multiplies engine torque, delivering more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility. An Allison fully automatic transmission delivers continuous power to the wheels while a manual or automated manual transmission (AMT) loses power with every shift.

This Continuous Power Technology™ enables Allison transmissions to provide smoother, seamless, full-power shifts. By accelerating faster than manual and automated manual transmissions (AMTs), Allison Automatics allow fleets to operate at higher average speeds and complete more loads per day. In addition to reliability and increased productivity, the following are more reasons Allison is considered the top choice for construction vehicles:

  • Improved manoeuvrability to creep in soft soil and navigate tight spaces.
  • Better on hills with 2nd Reverse and more control on steep grades with virtually no rollback.
  • Easier and safer to operate for less experienced drivers, expanding the driver pool.
  • Available with engine speed Power Take-Off (PTO).

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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