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Why ReTran®?

March 21, 2021 at 4:52 PM

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As with any vehicle component, transmissions may fail and if that happens, one economical option is to purchase a remanufactured transmission. The Allison ReTran® program adheres to strict, original factory guidelines and is an excellent choice when selecting your replacement transmission. Western Branch Diesel’s factory-trained technicians are able to install your remanufactured transmission, delivering a superior product and returning your vehicle’s transmission to like-new condition.

The Allison ReTran program offers configurations for 1000- through 4000-series transmissions in light-commercial to heavy-duty applications. Western Branch Diesel has offered the program for several years and maintains a wide service network through their authorized dealer/distributor locations. Every genuine Allison ReTran transmission is rebuilt from the ground up, which includes a two-year warranty for parts, labor, and towing. An extended warranty is available for purchase.

“We have a significant inventory of more than 250 Allison ReTran transmission units. Our trained technicians can give your transmission a second life through the ReTran program,” says Dennis Huber, Indel Power Group, Allison Account Manager.

Western Branch Diesel offers special pricing packages to remove the old transmission, installation and labor for the ReTran®, fluid, genuine parts, etc., all in one pricing menu. This allows the customer to have accurate expectations and no surprises. Western Branch Diesel strives for a quick, 96-hour turnaround time, while adhering to Allison’s guidelines and procedures.

Ryun Froman, Aftermarket Account Manager at Allison, works with all distributors in North America providing a contact point and interface for aftermarket parts and ReTran sales. “The ReTran is a great option for a transmission replacement. Allison’s ReTran product offers the closest you can get to a brand new, factory transmission,” says Froman. “We are introducing the new TES 668™ Approved fluid to our ReTran models that replaces our current TES 295® Approved fluid, starting in April 2021. This follows the OEM factory fill launch of TES 668 in January 2021.”

Jason Long, Remanufacturing Operations Manager at Allison, described what makes a genuine Allison ReTran different from other rebuilds. “Our remanufacturing facility disassembles the transmission part-by-part and qualifies each part for reuse. Any components that need to be replaced are reinstalled using new, Allison Genuine Parts™, resulting in a more reliable, long lasting transmission. We inspect for quality at each stage of the ReTran assembly process measuring against stringent, OEM wear-limit specs. Every unit is also 100% leak tested and dynamometer tested to ensure it meets original factory specifications,” says Long.

For pricing information, contact the Western Branch Diesel location nearest to you.