Allison Transmission Builds on Demonstrated Performance and Improved Shift Quality with Newly Formulated Automatic Transmission Fluid
TES 668™ utilizes the latest developments in synthetic fluid formulation and additive technologies to meet the needs of current and future applications.
INDIANAPOLIS, September 28, 2020 – Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced today a new formulation of its high-performing transmission
fluid. TES 668™ is a modern formulation with many advantages compared to mineral-based, non-synthetic fluids. This next generation transmission fluid is specified for all Allison 1000 SeriesTM, 2000 SeriesTM, 3000 SeriesTM and 4000 SeriesTM automatic transmissions.
TES 668 builds on the demonstrated performance of TES 295® fluid in a number of key areas, such as oxidative stability, anti-wear performance and friction modifier durability. These factors improve the quality of the shifts and reduce the
noise, vibration and harshness experienced as the fluid ages. Better friction performance provides more consistent clutch application—even across temperature variations and load sizes.
The robust formulation of TES 668 meets the most demanding specs related to fluid stability, lubrication and cold operation. This allows Allison to back long drain intervals, even when operating under heavy loads. TES 668 is specified for Allison products
to ensure ideal operation. There are a range of problems that come from using an unapproved fluid in an Allison product, such as seal and friction issues, which will impact overall product durability. Using genuine automatic transmission fluid from
an Allison Approved or Authorized partner is key to optimum performance and the long-lasting durability of Allison’s products.
“We are pleased to offer the enhanced fluid. This is yet another example of how Allison strives to continually progress our products and services with our mission of improving the way the world works,” said Brian Geiselhart, Allison Transmission
Managing Director, Global Channel, Aftermarket & Warranty.
Allison Transmission is in the process of providing additional approvals for multiple oil marketers and our website will continually be updated to reflect that. Click here for
the full list of TES 668 approved vendors
28 Sep, 2020
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 allisontransmission.com.
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SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.