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Allison Advantage is leading China’s Construction Equipment Industry

As the largest global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions, Allison is exceeding strict requirements for reliability and maneuverability even in difficult operation conditions. Its fully-automatic transmissions continue to gain approval from many of the top Chinese OEMs in the mining and construction industry.

BEIJING, China As China's mining and construction industry continues to evolve, a significant number of mining dump trucks and cranes equipped with automatic transmissions are being introduced. Allison automatics are now featured in the vehicles of many major Chinese OEMs, including Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (NHL), Sunward Equipment Group (Sunward), China Sinomach Heavy Industry Corporation (Sinomach), Qinhuangdao Tianye Tolian Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (Tianye Tolian), Xuzhou Jiufa Machinery Co, Ltd. (Jiufa), Yutong Heavy Industries (Yutong), Chery Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (Chery), Beijing Zhonghuan Kinetics Heavy Vehicles Co., Ltd. (BZK), Manitowoc DongYue Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.  

Promotion of automatic vehicles, characterized for their reliability and durability, is spreading fast and far. “The automatic transmission delivers excellent acceleration while the integrated retarder provides effective downhill braking which is a perfect combination for use in mining applications. We have exclusively chosen Allison transmissions for mining dump trucks, water trucks and the majority of mechanical mining vehicles produced at NHL for more than 20 years,” said NHL’s Deputy General Manager, Yang Furong.  NHL mining vehicles with Allison transmissions are used widely, supporting major industries such as metallurgy, coal, nonferrous metals, chemicals, hydroelectricity and building materials.

Yutong recently launched YT3628 and YTG50 mining dump trucks both equipped with Allison transmissions. Ai Zhao, Assistant to the General Manager of Yutong and General Manager of the Mining Machinery Business Division, said, “At present, domestically produced components cannot fully meet users’ needs for shifting comfort and high reliability. On the other hand, Allison transmissions require less maintenance and have less downtime, delivering reliability to our new vehicles and offering a better opportunity to win market share.”

The popularity of fully-automatic equipped vehicles is changing the market. “In the past, heavy-duty products with minimal specs were exported. Today, both local and international users have improved their specifications, making fully-automatic vehicles more popular. Specifically, our research showed that foreign users favor Allison transmissions,” said Liu Canlun, Assistant to General Manager of Tianjin Shanhe Equipment Development Co., Ltd. and Vice President of the Lifting Machinery Research Institute of Sunward. “As recently as two years ago, 100-ton cranes with Allison transmissions were exported to both Singapore and Indonesia, and the market feedback has been impressive,” he finished. The newly launched Sunward SWRT550 off-highway wheeled crane is also equipped with an Allison transmission.

Allison’s helical gear design results in quieter vehicle operation minimizing urban noise pollution. There are no shift shocks which reduce driveline problems, further lessening the costs and downtime associated with vehicle maintenance.

Steep grades, heavy loads and harsh environments challenge mining vehicles. These conditions require a highly reliable transmission. With diverse experience serving the mining industry in both isolated and congested locales, Allison Transmission has become the sole choice for Tianye Tolian.  Xue Jianmin, Deputy General Manager of Tianye Tolian and General Manager of the Mining Vehicle department explained, “Allison Transmission with its very low failure rate, conveniently located service network locations across the country and excellent technical support, helps us to better serve our customers. Allison transmissions are the wise choice for Tianye Tolian to establish its positive brand image.”

Sinomach’s breakthrough product of the year, the GZL3606 mining vehicle, features an advanced 420hp low-speed, high-torque engine designed especially for use with the Allison 4500ORS.  This combination offers excellent gradeability and superior vehicle performance. “An Allison transmission, with its unique hydraulic retarder and diagnostic functionality, is specifically designed for harsh working conditions. It is easy to operate and fully protects the whole driveline,” said Qi Dianxing, Deputy General Manager of the Mining Equipment Business Division, China Sinomach Heavy Industry Corporation (Luoyang).

The QYR160 versatile crane is suitable for various conditions including: mines, docks, roads, buildings and bridges. Equipped with an Allison 3500SP, the crane provides outstanding off-highway performance, maneuvering well in tight spaces. Jiufa Chief Engineer, Qin Jiguang, commented, “Allison’s unique hydraulic torque converter technology multiplies engine torque and provides uninterrupted power for the chassis’ driving and lifting operations, often surpassing the requirements for this vehicle.”

Allison Transmission’s leading position in the automatic construction equipment industry has drawn much attention. Steven Chew, Managing Director of Allison Transmission China said, “Over the years, Allison has developed its business in China by relying on the growth of local enterprises. We have worked closely with many major players in the construction and mining industry in China. We help them upgrade their technologies and products, while jointly developing domestic and international markets by relying on our extensive service support network.”

22 May, 2013

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 2,700 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