What, exactly, is there to fear about a modern day Allison Automatic?He said they sell more standard then anything but said farmers have nothing to fear because they are not automatic transmissions, the are auto shifting transmissions.
Thanks, I think some have some pretty outdated preconceptions on automatics.Good post Don. The main fear people have with automatics is long term durability and repair costs. With a Allison can you use jake or engine brakes?
They used to say the same in the UK but its been maybe mid 80s since you could order a new truck with a Fuller Roadranger constant mesh box, we all went syncros back then!!!Most of our hauls are 6 miles that makes for alot of shifting we love the automatics alot easier on the trucker at harvest. Some guys say a real trucker uses an 18 speed. I say *uck off I'm a farmer my right hand holds the coffee mug not a shifter
Local Freightliner dealer tells me about 80% of the trucks a go out Allison Automatics, and that's a heavy oil field trade as well as farmer and highway trucks.About 90% or more new trucks ordered in UK this past 5yrs or so will be specced with auto's and they are very VERY good!!!!!!
.....Fear of change!What, exactly, is there to fear about a modern day Allison Automatic?
A fear of no driveline damage issues?
A fear of a harder yet more gentle and smothly accelerating truck?
A fear of no power pauses on acceleration?
A fear of the best possible fuel economy?
A fear anyone can do exactly the same perfect job of shifting?
Yes you can, the price jumps accordingly the higher the hp to the point of $15,000 - $20,000over a 18 speed manual.Can you get the Allison Auto in high HP trucks? For some reason I thought they were only in 350hp and less, and the manual or auto-shift in 350hp+.