XCMG names Allison Transmission exclusive provider for new all-terrain cranes


The Allison 4970 Specialty Series (SP) transmission was first integrated in the new XCA400L8 all-terrain cranes in July 2022

Allison Transmission has been named the exclusive provider of transmissions for Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group’s (XCMG) newest all-terrain cranes, which it expects will lead to additional growth for Allison Transmission outside North America.

The designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions had been providing XCMG with the Allison 4970 Specialty Series (SP) transmission since its initial integration in the new XCA400L8 all-terrain cranes in July 2022, it said in a statement.

“XCMG and Allison have had a successful partnership for more than 10 years. Beginning with 60t cranes, to 100t and 130t, and now with our latest 300t to 500t all-terrain cranes, Allison has always delivered reliable performance and high-quality products,” said Ma Qingjie, Deputy General Manager, XCMG Crane Sales.

In March 2021, Allison Transmission and Hyundai said they had passed an automatic landmark.

After completing the certification process in December 2021, XCMG became the first customer to integrate the 4970SP, an updated variant of Allison’s 4000 Series transmission, Allison noted.

“The successful integration of the Allison 4970SP into XCMG’s all-terrain cranes demonstrates Allison’s commitment to customer-centric innovation,” said Brian Geiselhart, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Sales, Allison Transmission.

“We look forward to continued collaboration with XCMG to develop solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and productivity for major infrastructure applications worldwide,” he added.

In August 2022, XCMG became the first Chinese equipment manufacturer to receive digital service certification and, in November 2022, it set a new wind power hoisting record with an all-terrain crane.

The Allison 4970SP has a maximum power of 597KW and torque up to 3,200NM, with seven forward and two reverse gears. The Allison Automatic is said to increase vehicle productivity with enhanced drivability, gradeability and maneuverability, and is said to have played a key role during the Fengpei Railway Bridge construction and a wind turbine installation project near Datong in Shanxi Province.



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