Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today announced its new 9832 Oil Field Series™ model with 3200 horsepower (2386 kilowatts) for pressure pumping in tough environments. The announcement was made at the 15th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE) in Beijing.
“The 9832 OFS was specifically built to deliver continuous torque and maximum horsepower for pressure pumping in the most difficult terrain,” said Chris E. Vargo, managing director of global off-highway marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. “Additionally, it weighs up to 44 percent lighter than its competition to provide a ‘best in class’ power-to-weight ratio.”
In recent years, the energy industry has shifted toward a need for higher horsepower in locations like China where shale oil and gas deposits are at deeper levels and require more pressure for extraction. Additionally, poor road conditions and mountainous terrain in these same areas frequently limit the size and amount of equipment that can be transported to a work site. Allison’s 9832 OFS solves those problems.
“With the addition of the 9832 OFS, Allison is now the only company to offer a complete line of reliable, fully automatic transmissions for a wide range of oil field applications,” said Vargo. “Whether drilling, pressure pumping or servicing wells, we’ve got a model with the right amount of power to get the job done.”
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.