International Truck announces it will be introducing the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission coupled with the Cummins ISX15 on its International ProStar model. The engine/transmission combination—an industry first— will be available for order beginning in December 2015 with expected delivery dates of early 2016.
International says the Allison TC10, offered with 10 forward speeds and two reverse, uses a patented torque converter and full power shifts to deliver superior performance and productivity when compared to automated manual transmissions. The premium transmission is ideal for tractor applications and is extremely well-suited for distribution applications where the tractor-trailer splits its work cycle between city and highway conditions, the company says.
“With the TC10, Allison has been able to bring its reputation for smooth vehicle drivability along with transmission reliability and performance to the Class 8 tractor market,” says Heidi Schutte, executive director of North America sales for Allison Transmission. “The TC10 maximizes powertrain fuel efficiency while achieving and maintaining highway cruising speeds to save both time and money.”
First introduced in 2014 on International ProStar and International TranStar powered by N13, the Allison TC10 is the first fully automatic transmission for the Class 8 on-highway segment. The TC10 transmission’s unique design utilizes a blended architecture with full-power shifts, a torque converter and a twin countershaft gear box, International says.
“We set very aggressive performance and fuel economy targets for the TC10,” says Randy Kirk, senior vice president of engineering and product teams for Allison Transmission. “We’re proud to see the TC10 exceeding those expectations with significant fuel economy gains when compared to fleet averages with other transmission technologies.”
International says the Allison TC10 comes equipped with Allison’s newest generation of electronic controls and FuelSense technology, which provide superior fuel economy features, prognostics to eliminate unnecessary oil and filter changes and enhanced shift selector functionality. A standard five-year or 750,000 mile warranty is also included.