Five-year warranty on Allison 4000 Series for construction

Allison 4000 Series automatic transmission

Allison is offering operators in the construction sector a significantly enhanced warranty, free of charge, on its 4000 Series transmissions.

Vehicles ordered and supplied before the end of 2021 for on-highway use in construction, including tippers, skip loaders, hook loaders and concrete mixers, will benefit from five years of cover instead of the normal two.

The Allison Extended Transmission Coverage offer applies throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, and includes 100% parts and labour coverage with no mileage limitations, subject to the use of approved filters and lubricants.

Allison Transmission Europe’s director of market development, Sergio Camolese said “By extending to five years the warranty on the Allison 4000 Series transmission, we are reflecting the confidence held by our construction industry customers in the durability, reliability and performance of our products.

"Allison fully automatic transmissions are proven and insisted upon in the most severe construction applications where their benefits over automated manual transmissions (AMTs) are well understood by construction OEMs and operators. We aim to improve awareness of the benefits of Allison Automatics among the EMEA on-highway construction vehicle sector.”

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Volvo FH crane lorry for UK Lift & Haul on 21-reg

As the first 21-reg vehicles take to the road, one of the most impressive is this crane-equipped Volvo FH 500 6x2 tag tractor, an addition to the fleet of Essex-based UK Lift and Haul providing specialised lifting services.

With the firm’s familiar patriotic Union Flag livery, the new arrival is named “Unknown Warrior”.in memory of the unidentified armed forces member killed in action and buried in Westminster Abbey after the First World War.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus, South and East, at Ely, the truck’s main point of interest is the Effer 685/6S crane with the heavy duty 6S fly jib.

The crane’s features include Effer’s V-STAB stability system and an S19L 2-tonne hoist, and it’s controlled by the latest Progress 2.0 system via a Steady remote with colour screen. With the fly jib fitted, it has a maximum reach of 30m, where it can lift 750kg.