Allison Transmission’s Road Show came to Western Branch Diesel in August to showcase the new Allison FracTran™ product, targeted for release in the fourth quarter of 2022. Specifically designed for hydraulic fracking applications, the product was presented to Western Branch Diesel and potential customers at the Canton, Ohio location, which handles all customer work related to the oil and gas industry.
“Allison Transmission came to our location and showed us the FracTran product and explained the upgrades and features,” says Mike McElwain, Regional Off-Highway Service Manager, Western Branch Diesel. “The Road Show was a great opportunity to learn about the transmission from Allison’s representatives. This is the biggest development in hydraulic fracturing in 30 years, and the best new product for the market.”
FracTran will be launched with a rating of 3,300 horsepower and 10,000 pound/feet of input torque, and a capability of up to 3,500 horsepower, with no hardware modifications required. With a service life of up to 25,000 hours, Western Branch Diesel will be ready to assist customers who need preventive maintenance and for unplanned service calls. In addition, they will offer a transmission overhaul that can provide a second life without hard parts replacement.
“During our road show distributors and customers were able to see what pictures alone can’t illustrate — the transmission is sized to hold up to the increasing duty cycle demands of the industry. The Allison team was able to highlight the key advantages of the product — that it’s purpose built, highly reliable, has a low total cost of ownership and superb performance under pressure,” said Jill Massonne, Director, Global Off-Highway Sales, Allison Transmission.
A myriad of features were incorporated into the new design and were based on extensive customer feedback. The product includes an integral damper, on-trans TCM, integral park brake, and a number of customer-requested features to ensure ease of installation, as well as service and maintenance.
Attendees reported liking the external ports available to test the transmission, the easy accessibility of parts, including bigger clutches and shafts, and the remote control monitoring diagnostics, with cloud-based data availability.
Western Branch Diesel technicians will receive full factory training on the transmission to provide the best service, which will be combined with easy parts availability for customers.
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