Allison Transmission Delivers First Next-Generation Hydraulic Fracturing Transmissions to Multiple Industry Partners


Compatible with dual fuel engines capable of running on natural gas, while offering increased horsepower and substantially reduced idle time, Allison’s FracTran™ offers a unique combination of versatility, power and efficiency


Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified propulsion solutions, is pleased to announce the delivery of the first Allison FracTran™ transmissions to multiple industry partners.


Allison’s FracTran is an all-new Oil Field Series™ transmission designed from-the-ground-up to meet the unique demands of the hydraulic fracturing industry and represents an incremental growth opportunity of $100 million dollars in annual revenue for Allison’s global Off-Highway end markets. This next-generation solution is the result of extensive voice of customer insights, as well as an analysis of duty cycle information from decades of Allison products operating in oil and gas fields throughout the world.


“The delivery of the first FracTran units marks a significant milestone in Allison’s commitment to bring our energy customers the purpose-built solution they demanded,” said Kartik Ramanan, Executive Director, Global Off-Highway and Service Engineering at Allison Transmission. “The FracTran will provide the improved sustainability, efficiency and profitability fracturing fleets desire as they work to reduce their environmental footprint.”


The robust hydraulic fracturing transmission will deliver unparalleled performance in high pressure duty cycles in the harshest of operating environments. The FracTran is designed for high reliability with a service life up to 25,000 hours and an overhaul designed to provide a second life without hard parts replacement, resulting in low total cost of ownership.


The FracTran incorporates eight gear ranges, and is available with multiple gear ratio options to meet the unique performance demands of our customers. The FracTran is launched with a rating of 3,300 horsepower and 10,000 lb.-ft. of input torque to meet current market requirements. However, the product is capable of up to 3,500 horsepower with no hardware modifications required. In addition, the FracTran offers filter and fluid life prognostics, a transmission-mounted control module, torsional measuring diagnostics, and an on-rig telematics gateway.

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