Allison Transmission Debuts Next Generation Hydraulic Fracturing Transmission in China

The Allison FracTran® to enter China following its successful introduction in North America.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2023 – Allison Transmission is pleased to introduce the Allison FracTran® to the energy market in China. Designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the fracturing industry, the FracTran will be on display at the 23rd China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE) May 31 through June 2.

Initially introduced in North America in 2021, the FracTran’s expansion into China signifies the strong demand Allison is experiencing outside of North America, particularly in the energy sector, and represents an incremental growth opportunity of $100 million dollars in annual revenue for Allison’s global Off-Highway end market.

“Fracturing pumps are mainly used for shale oil and shale gas extraction. In China, these resources are located deep underground. Powerful equipment is required to get fracturing pumps to the well subsurface faster and deeper,” said Kartik Ramanan, Executive Director, Global Off-Highway, Customer Support & Service Engineering, Allison Transmission. “The FracTran meets the needs of energy customers by delivering high reliability and powerful performance under pressure leading to increased productivity.”

As the latest innovation in Allison’s Oil Field Series™ product line, the FracTran will enhance service operator competitiveness and productivity in an industry that values low total cost of ownership and return on invested capital. This purpose-built next-generation solution was developed as a result of extensive voice of customer insights as well as an analysis of duty-cycle information gathered from Allison’s decades of experience operating in oil and gas fields throughout the world.

The FracTran is equipped with eight gear ranges and offers multiple gear ratios designed to provide versatility to customers. The FracTran launched with a rating of 3,300 horsepower and 10,000 lb.-ft. of input torque to meet current market requirements. However, the product is capable of up to 3,500 horsepower with no hardware modifications required. In addition, FracTran offers life diagnostics for filter elements and transmission fluid, a transmission-mounted control module, torsional measurement diagnostics, and an onboard remote information system.

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May 23, 2023


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has approximately 1,600 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit