Agrale Chooses Allison Automatics to Equip New Armored Chassis for Cash-in-Transit Vehicles

The Allison 2000 Series™ fully automatic transmission has been integrated into the new Agrale MA10 Automatic chassis designed specifically for armored vehicles.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2024 - Allison Transmission is pleased to announce it will supply Allison 2000 Series™ transmissions for Agrale Argentina S.A.'s new specially designed chassis for armored Cash-In-Transit (CIT) vehicles.

The Automatic Agrale MA10 has a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 10 tons, a 3,600 mm wheelbase and allows the installation of Level IV body armor. The development of this new chassis required months of local work and the experience of the automaker's engineering team in the Brazilian market to design a product that not only meets the needs of Argentine and South American customers but also export standards.

"Until now, most armored CIT vehicles were mounted on a truck chassis and did not have a fully adequate structure to receive the body. Some, although intended for this niche, did not meet all the specifications to guarantee maximum security in the transportation of valuables. Agrale identified this need in the armored vehicle segment and developed a special chassis for this application," said Ignacio Armendariz, Commercial and After Sales Manager, Agrale Argentina.

Allison 2000 Series transmissions are designed for medium-sized commercial trucks and buses up to 15 tons GVW. With six forward gears and one reverse, its torque converter delivers the engine's power to the wheels without interruption, which enables greater acceleration and average speed in urban traffic. It also reduces distractions when operating the vehicle by eliminating the driver’s manual shifting. Maintenance savings are significant, as it only requires regular fluid and filter changes.

“Most of the chassis on the market (trucks and buses) have advanced driving platforms and, in order to adapt them to CIT applications, they need to be moved backwards to improve weight distribution and avoid overloading the front axle,” said Wiliam Menegotto, Manager of the Engineering Development and Operations Area at Agrale Argentina. “In the case of the Agrale, the chassis has already been designed with this new configuration, because one of the distinguishing features of armored models is the excess weight they have to carry. Therefore, the new design reduces the time and costs involved in assembling the armor, as well as allowing the vehicle to meet the standards required by the segment.”  

“The Allison South America team is very proud of this new launch, as it is the first vehicle produced in Argentina for the 10-ton GVW truck segment to feature an Allison fully automatic transmission, thus meeting the market's need for this type of powertrain," said Leonardo Molina, Southern Cone Associate Director at Allison Transmission.

26 Mar, 2024


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