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Allison Transmission, Iturri Group and Bremach present new LYNX to French firefighters

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PARIS, France – Having launched the LYNX vehicle concept at the French Firefighters National Congress last September, Allison Transmission, Bremach and Iturri decided to offer fire brigade operational staff across the country the opportunity to test the LYNX in realistic conditions.

During a recent tour organized by Bremach, Iturri Group and Allison Transmission – the leading manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles – LYNX demonstrated a perfect combination of all-terrain mobility, fire-extinguishing capacity and maximum equipment space to several fire brigades. Representatives from regional SDIS (Services Départmental d'Incendie et de Secours) were invited to eight locations including the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Dordogne, Cantal and Haute-Saône. The vehicle was tested on roads and at firefighter training sites, which facilitated driving in off-road and severe conditions.

This new and exclusive range of light trucks has been developed to respond to emergencies in both rural and forested areas, under all weather conditions. LYNX represents an innovative alternative to urban vehicles, unsuited to the demands of working in difficult rural environments. Iturri Group’s challenge was to improve the performance of light vehicles for firefighters by offering a 6.5-ton, four-seat vehicle with a tank capable of carrying 1,940 liters of water and 60 liters of wetting agent, for a total capacity of 2,000 liters.

The truck body features EcoPolyFire© technology: a fully recyclable, eco-friendly, polymer developed by Iturri. The Bremach T-Rex chassis makes the quick-moving LYNX incredibly agile. Its 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, Fiat Powertrain engine is Euro 5 compliant and capable of 176 Hp and 400Nm. The T-Rex is a 4x4 multipurpose vehicle perfectly suited to both urban and rural areas.

With Allison's fully automatic 1000SP Series transmission, the vehicle operates in the optimum gear at all times while delivering continuous traction, even on the roughest terrain.

The Allison transmission connected to the two-speed transfer box, offers a total of 10 gear ratios. The Allison torque converter allows greater vehicle performance, precise maneuvering with reduced shock, and contributes to drivetrain longevity.

The transmission’s architecture is designed for extreme use conditions and arduous duty cycles. The reliability offered by Allison Transmission products ensures that downtime is kept to a minimum, resulting in lower maintenance costs and increased productivity.

According to Iturri Product Manager Hervé Tocan, “The main advantages of the Allison transmission reside in both the safety it provides to the firefighter, who can keep his hands on the steering wheel, and in the smooth acceleration it provides. We are proud to have accomplished this major project with partners who are so committed to vehicle performance, while also providing substantial savings.”

 

 

Model

LYNX Vehicle

Bodywork

Iturri

Chassis

Bremach T-Rex

Transmission

Allison 1000SP Series

GVWR

6.5 tons

 Water Tank Capacity

1,800 to 2,000 liters

Approach Angle

48º

Departure Angle

32º

Equipment

600 kg

Bodywork Material

ECOPOLYFIRE©

 

About Bremach

Bremach, an Italian company with a long history in the 4x4 automotive sector, was founded in the late ’50s in northern Italy. Originally called the Aeronautica Macchi Company, Bremach was dedicated to military applications and developed a specialist three-wheel vehicle for short transport to maximize operational economy and absolute reliability. Later the company started to design 4 wheeled vehicles targeting construction and agricultural markets. In the 70s Bremach starts specializing in 4x4 vehicles for working in extreme conditions. In the 90s the applications become wider and go beyond construction. In 2008 the T-REX is born: a new and innovative vehicle. The first to use an integrated roll bar and the spacebar technology adopted by the most evolved automotive sector, that of passenger cars. For more information about Bremach: http://www.bremach.it/.

About Iturri

Established in 1947, Iturri is a Spanish, family-owned industrial group with a strong international presence. Today the group has 16 offices in Spain, 9 international offices, five production centers and sales offices in 35 countries. Iturri employs 975 professionals from 17 different countries. The company currently has 5,000 clients and 2 million users. Its trading structure comprises five business units: Industry, Emergency, Defense and Security, Health, and New Markets.

More information about Grupo Iturri is available at www.iturri.com.

About Allison Transmission

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, Indiana, 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 over 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.

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About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.