Allison, a leading designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for conventional, hybrid electric and fully electric vehicles, and TATRA, an automotive brand based in the Czech Republic, are known for their unique chassis concept with oscillating axles to optimize traction, working together to underline their position as leaders in their respective areas of Europe. Both companies host driving events in Italy and the Allison Customer Experience Center & Drive Track (ACE) in Hungary. In addition, the TATRA distributor presented the TATRA Phoenix 8P6R46 8×8 truck at the Demoagro fair in Valladolid, where the Allison 3000 Series transmission was also shown.
As explained Trond Johansen, Commercial Director for Europe at Allison Transmission: “This is the perfect time to jointly present ourselves to the European market. TATRA’s distribution network has found that when it comes to applications with extreme conditions, its customers appreciate the added value of our automatic transmissions with torque converter especially in difficult terrain, where reliability and maneuverability are essential.”
“I have known Allison for several years and we enjoy working together. Their transmissions are the best in the world. Our short and medium term strategy in Spain and Europe is to expand our market share and to make customers recognize us as a different truck brand. “The two companies cooperate in Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Spain, but cars with Allison transmissions are available throughout Europe.”says Raúl Álvarez Carpintero”, responsible for TATRA Trucks for Spain and Portugal, distributed through Comercial Agrícola Castellana.
“In Let’s meet Allison because it offers many advantages for our vehicles: 1) constant traction thanks to the hydrodynamic torque converter; 2) faster and smoother vehicle operation; 3) ability to stop and start even on difficult terrain (eg on steep slopes loaded); 4) and better powertrain protection. Or, in other words, the patented ContinuousPower Technology from Allison Transmission provides smooth changes, without interruptions and at full power, as well as superior acceleration and starting capacity. Each shift is automatically made at the right time, allowing each driver to manage precisely speed and efficiency. In addition, there is a customized software configuration for each application “added Carpintero.
The first TATRA Phoenix 8×8 sold in Spain with automatic transmission by Allison is destined for the agricultural sector
As Carpintero says: “He part of Spanish agriculture It is demanding and traditional in many aspects. Our offer is innovative because we have a variety of equipment to perform tasks that are usually performed with tractors. Allison is a great alternative which is similar to that type of exchange, which is 100% automatic. the Allison automatic gearbox It also has a great reputation for reliability and continuous improvement, so choosing Allison means guaranteed success.
Galical, company dedicated to agricultural land liming packaging of lime and dolomites, beef bedding and animal feed in Galicia, acquired Comercial Agrícola Castellana a TATRA Phoenix 8×8, with 100% automatic Allison 4500 transmission. “The client is looking for a truck able to work on irregular terrain and with slopes to provide maximum comfort and agility in shifting. It is definitive to equip it with Allison, a continuous automatic gear change, without interruptions, adapted to the conditions and the difficulty of the terrain. Thanks to Allison, our cars They can even achieve better off-road capabilities, which are suitable for difficult, very rough and muddy terrain. Undoubtedly, there is a great synergy, TATRA chassis with Allison transmission, What makes this TATRA Phoenix off road vehicle unique?Carpenter said.
As Genaro López, Galical administrator, explains: “The car adapts without problems to the work done with the car off the road. The Allison automatic transmission is very comfortable to carry out all tasks. The car has good maneuverability and excellent ability to overcome the comforts and hardships of the earth.”
TATRA and Allison are at Comercial Agrícola Castellana in new edition of Demoagro, agricultural machinery event held in Rueda (Valladolid), in May.
Allison and TATRA, together in the most complex terrain
Off Road Dayen, a quarry in northern Italy, has been developed with TATRA Phoenix R46 equipped for the event with a tilting box and a 100% automatic Allison transmission with torque converter and retarder. The rugged terrain shows Allison’s performance in the most extreme conditions, showing the importance of Continuous PowerTechnology technology which transmits more power to the wheels, avoiding power interruption during gear changes and ensures that traction is always optimal.
“she The TATRA-Allison pairing was successful. Both make a car that has no equal in the sector” said Dario Zarpellon, director of ZarpellonVeicoliIndustriali, distributor of the brand and organizer of the demo.
Also in the ACE (Customer Experience Center) at Allison Transmission, located next to its factory in Szentgotthárd (Hungary) Demo-Day was held for TATRA distributors.
During the day, a visit to the facilities and tests of drives vehicles with Allison automatic transmission and with automated manual transmission to compare them, including TATRA Phoenix 8×8 brought into effect.
Later in the day, Robert Kerschl, from TATRA Germany, said: “I really like Allison, she makes driving easy and she 100% automatic gearboxes They have good quality… Our customers love them. What we see here is amazing. Everything is simpler with Allison automatic transmissions“.