For everything that is critical and
needs to be transported, there is need to have a reliable vehicle with reliable
components. As far as components are
concerned, Allison fully automatic transmissions have proved that they can be
fully depended upon. This was the case with the Turkish Electricity
Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) and the vehicles they purchased in 1985. Since
then the company has made sure that they transported their heavy equipment in
trucks with Allison transmissions.
In 1985, TEIAS purchased eight
heavy-duty Kaelble vehicles equipped with Allison CLBT 6061 fully automatic
transmissions, all of which are still operating using the original driveline
parts. For nearly 30 years, the fleet’s mission has been to transport 50- to
190-ton transformers and reactors from across the country to maintenance and
repair centers in Ankara, as well as between different stations. These
Allison-equipped trucks have safely and reliably hauled heavy loads over approximately
150,000 kilometers annually without malfunction. For this reason, when
purchasing four new heavy equipment transport vehicles, TEIAS chose four
Allison-equipped Volvo FH trucks, said a company statement.
TEIAS is responsible for meeting Turkey’s
changing electrical energy needs in accordance with advancements in technology.
In keeping with government’s energy policies, this includes infrastructure
maintenance and expansion of an electrical grid with more than 50,000 kilometers
of interconnected line and a nearly 110,000 megawatt capacity. With annual
production and consumption of about 240 billion kilowatt hours, TEIAS provides
customers with safe, reliable, uninterrupted electric power, relying on vehicles
equipped with an Allison transmission to transport and deploy essential
“Vehicle efficiency and durability
are critical to our operation,” said Tuncer Tokaç, Special Loads and Mobile
Transportation and Operations Manager at TEIAS. “A black-out is not an option,
and Allison Transmissions meet our requirements and help keep our vehicles
“Sometimes we operate over rough terrain and
on very steep inclines. An Allison fully automatic transmission with torque
converter and retarder provides significant advantages in both launch and
braking. Also, long maintenance intervals ensure reduced operational costs and
extended vehicle life and uptime. In fact, because there are not expensive
clutch repairs and replacements, maintenance costs with an Allison automatic are
considerably less,” Tokaç said.
The new Volvo FH trucks purchased by
TEIAS are equipped with an Allison 4700 fully automatic transmission with
retarder. This transmission is
specifically designed to operate within the harshest conditions, ensuring unrivaled
startability, uninterrupted power to the drive wheels and smooth gear shifting
due to Allison’s Continuous Power Technology.
Allison also delivers ease of
operation and increased comfort for drivers navigating difficult conditions. “Our
drivers prefer Allison-equipped vehicles to those with other transmissions,”
Allison Transmission is
the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium-
and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a
leader in 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.
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