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Allison Transmission launches hydraulic fracturing transmission

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Allison Transmission has launched the Allison FracTran, a hydraulic fracturing transmission.

Allison Transmission launches hydraulic fracturing transmission

Purpose-built, based on the specific performance requirements of the customer, the FracTran is an all-new Oil Field SeriesTM transmission, designed to meet the unique and continually evolving demands of the hydraulic fracturing industry.

“As hydraulic fracturing fleets and operators move toward higher horsepower, smaller spreads to reduce their environmental footprint, and seek shorter times to reach depth in search of improved sustainability, efficiency and profitability, Allison is innovating with them to remain a desired partner of choice for the energy market,” said John Coll, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales, and Service at Allison Transmission. “Allison is committed to our energy customers and has invested significant resources to bring them the product they demanded, FracTran.”

Based on current market demand, FracTran will be launched with a rating of 3300 horsepower and 10 000 lb.-ft. of input torque. However, FracTran is capable of up to 3500 horsepower with no hardware modifications required. Key benefits and specifications of the FracTran include: high reliability with a service life up to 25 000 hours; an overhaul that provides a second life without hard parts replacement resulting in low total cost of ownership; and eight ranges available with multiple gear ratio options. In addition, the FracTran offers filter and fluid life prognostics, a transmission-mounted control module, torsional measuring diagnostics and an on-rig telematics gateway.

FracTran will be backed by Allison’s Authorized Service Network of more than 1400 Allison Authorized Dealers and Distributors. Each location is equipped with specialist tools and equipment, and teams of trained and certified technicians that will ensure FracTran delivers optimised total cost of ownership by minimising non-productive time.

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