Allison Transmission will become the exclusive transmission supplier for Bell Equipment ADTs. In addition to utilizing the Allison 4800 ORS in a 60- ton articulated dump truck (ADT), Allison introduced the 3400ORS transmission for the Bell B30E.
Bell Equipment’s partnership with Allison dates back to the 1970s when the company, which was founded in 1954 as an agricultural solutions provider, began using Allison transmissions in their haulage tractors. The company has now chosen to standardize Allison Transmission’s products across its full portfolio of ADTs and haulage tractors.
“Our customers in the mining, quarrying, construction and agricultural sectors have become accustomed to the reliability, smooth gear changes and low fuel consumption that Bell machines are able to deliver due in part to the contribution of Allison transmissions,” said Tristan du Pisanie, Bell Equipment’s ADT Product Manager. “These efficient and advanced transmissions allow us to offer market leading solutions to our customers to keep them at the forefront of technology that is focused on reducing operational costs and enhancing their ownership experience.”
Based on the 3000 Series platform, the 3400ORS is used in Bell’s 30-ton heavy-duty truck. This transmission is equipped with the xFE (extra fuel economy) gear ratio set and designed to deliver significantly more torque converter lock-up operation and spend more time in higher ranges at lower engine speeds, producing exceptional fuel savings.
ADTs that utilize Allison transmissions will accelerate faster and operate at higher average speeds, allowing them to make more runs per day, boosting productivity. Higher horsepower and a torque converter with Continuous Power Technology provide increased performance and vehicle control to transport payloads. Bell vehicles also feature DynActive shifting capability to further optimize fuel economy by adjusting the shift point based on the vehicle weight and road grade.