MITSUBISHI FUSO EQUIPPED WITH ALLISON FULLY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Gasoline-powered FUSO FE Series cab-over-engine models are equipped with a fully automatic Allison 1000 Series™ featuring FuelSense® as standard equipment.
Allison Transmission’s presence in the Class 4 and Class 5 truck market has recently expanded with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America unveiling its new FUSO FE Gas series cabover work trucks.
The new 2019 Class 4 line-up features a PSI-GM V8 6.0L gasoline-powered engine paired with a fully automatic Allison 1000 Series™ transmission along with FuelSense 2.0® with DynActive™ Shifting as standard equipment. The transmission has been designed from the ground up for use in commercial trucks, and includes a provision for an optional power take-off (PTO) that can drive a wide range of vocational-truck accessories, like lift bodies or dispensing pumps.
The Allison transmission also includes Fuel Sense 2.0 transmission management software with DynActive shifting technology. Instead of shifting gears based on a data table of fixed shift points, DynActive technology continually refines shifts via a proprietary learning algorithm to provide the optimal balance between performance and fuel economy for each operator's specific duty cycle. These Allison technologies yield a 2 percent to 6 percent improvement in fuel economy.
In future models, the engine can also be equipped to use compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuels, for those fleets looking to reduce their emissions footprint. Allison transmissions use a torque converter which enables more responsive acceleration, overcoming the slower startup sometimes associated with alternative fuels.