Foselev Selects Allison Transmission for Three-Axle Mobile Crane

PARIS, March 2024 The Foselev Group, a major player in the construction, industry and nuclear sectors, has chosen Allison Transmission’s Specialty Series™ (SP) for its SANY SAC 600 E three-axle mobile crane, distributed in France by SNM Cranes.

A recognized national industrial group, the Foselev Group organizes its activity around three business areas relating to services and logistics, maintenance and contracting of large projects. The Group relies on its 3,000 employees and operates more than 950 lifting machines.

“Lifting and moving heavy loads for refining, nuclear and shipyard activities is the core business of our agency. The SANY SAC 600 E crane appealed to us because it allows us, with the Allison transmission, to be very efficient on the road and extremely agile on construction sites,” said Maël Fiche, Business Manager for the Foselev Atlantique agency in Donges, Loire-Atlantique, France. “Crane operators appreciate the flexibility of maneuvering on the road when crossing obstacles and especially its ability to slip through the tightest passages on site.”

The Allison fully automatic transmission is recognized on all types of machinery operating in the lifting sector for five-axle mobile cranes, or in the mining and quarrying sectors on all continents for articulated dumpers up to 60T and rigid dumpers up to 100T.

The Allison transmission relieves drivers by automatically managing gears, allowing them to maintain full control of their vehicle during precision maneuvers. The machines also benefit from uninterrupted acceleration and smooth gear changes without loss of speed. Thanks to the absence of a clutch, machines equipped with the Allison fully automatic transmission limit downtime, for optimized machine uptime and productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

The all-terrain SANY SAC 600 E three-axle mobile crane benefits from a compact chassis, with a variety of boom configurations and counterweight combinations, allowing great flexibility for lifting projects. Combined with the Mercedes-Benz OM470LA all-terrain straight-six engine, the Allison transmission is a major component of the driveline. The Allison 4500 SP six-speed transmission with torque converter and planetary gearsets provides smooth starting and maneuvering.

“Allison fully automatic transmissions allow gear changes without torque interruption, which is a considerable advantage on and off the road,” said Stéphane Gonnand, Area Sales Manager, Allison Transmission France. “It allows crane operators to maintain 100% control of their machine and to operate stress-free in all environments. We have developed a close partnership with SANY and SNM Cranes, an expert in lifting equipment, and particularly in mobile cranes, to build a solution that meets the reliability and performance needs of users of cranes with three axles or more.”

Mar 15, 2024


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