FORT MILL, S.C. — Western Star Truck Sales has announced the availability of a new reverse transmission for the construction segment.
Designed for mixer and dump applications, the Allison 4700RDS 2nd reverse offers a second, “deep reverse” in addition to the standard reverse, which the company says can provide greater control and engine braking during operation on steep grades. With a mechanical ratio of 17.12, a vehicle in 2nd reverse will have a slow creep capability with high engine speeds, which officials say will make up- and downhill reversing both easier and safer.
The 2nd reverse transmission is also designed to enable increased manoeuvrability for trucks operating in confined spaces, which Western Stars says will help create quicker operation cycles and enhanced productivity. Also, specific to mixer applications, the 2nd reverse feature allows trucks to creep in reverse while pouring concrete and maintaining adequate barrel speed, the company says.
“Allison’s 2nd reverse provides our heavy-duty customers an overall better performance and increase driver confidence on the job site, ultimately impacting the bottom line,” said Mike Jackson, general manager of Western Star. “Coupled with our existing variety of Allison transmission options, Western Star customers can expect the complete solution for their transmission needs.”
2nd reverse is available to order now. For more information, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).
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