What is an Allison RDS transmission?

The Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) series automatic transmission is now available as an option for the Western Star 4700 model; a transmission designed for rugged off-road and vocational applications such as construction, dump and oil field operations.

How much HP can Allison 5 speed handle?

“Limp Mode” As you’ve probably deduced up to this point, the stock Allison will handle roughly 350 to 400-rwhp in five-speed form and 425 to 450-rwhp in six-speed trim.

How many speeds is the Allison Transmission?

Allison 1000 Specs

Name: Allison 1000
Production Years: • First produced in 1999 • Produced for Duramax applications 2001 – present
Gears/Speeds: • 5 speed, 2001 to 2005 model years • 6 speed, 2006 to present model years
Weight: ~ 330 lbs dry
Max Input RPM: 3,300 rpm (2015 MY spec)

How much does a Allison 4500 weigh?


Length* Dry Weight
Basic Model 793 mm 377 kg
With PTO Drive Provision 866 mm 405 kg
With Retarder 793 mm 411 kg
With PTO Drive Provision and Retarder 866 mm 439 kg

What kind of fluid does an Allison Transmission take?

Mobil Delvac 1 ATF is a fully synthetic fluid recommended by Allison Transmission, Inc. and approved against the Allison TES-295 and TES-468 Specifications. The fluid is designed to meet the demanding requirements of modern heavy-duty automatic transmissions.

How much HP can a Duramax handle?

Factory 6.6L Duramax engines will make 300 to 397 flywheel horsepower depending on the model. Virtually any model can be bumped up to around 600 hp (about 480 rwhp) with simple computer tuning, provided that the turbocharger and fuel system are in good working order.

Why are Allison transmissions so good?

Unlike manual and automated manual transmissions (AMTs), Allison Automatics have no power interrupts during shift changes. They make the best use of the engine’s horsepower and torque by delivering more of it to the wheels. This not only saves time and money, it also provides maximum protection for the transmission.

Did GM stop using Allison Transmission?

Allison Transmission was spun off into its own company in 2007, when General Motor sold the company. The company built the 6-speed automatic transmission at the GM plant in Baltimore. This plant is said to be closing in April of 2019.

How much does an Allison 2000 transmission weigh?

The Allison by itself will weigh 335-345 lbs depending on configuration and how much oil may still be left in it.

Is the Allison 4500 RDS service manual recommended?

Conse- quently, Allison Transmission has not undertaken any such broad evaluation. Accord- ingly, ANYONE WHO USES A SERVICE PROCEDURE OR TOOL WHICH IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY ALLISON TRANSMISSION MUST first be thoroughly satisfied that neither personal safety nor equipment safety will be jeopardized by the service methods selected.

What does the Allison 4000 series transmission do?

Allison 4000 Series, On-highway, heavy duty transmission. With high horsepower and torque ratings making heavy duty commercial vehicles more productive and easier to drive. With Allison electronic controls a 4000 Series can adapt to operate efficiently in a wide variety of conditions for superior performance in severe applications.

How many horsepower does an Allison 4500 have?

With Allison electronic controls a 4000 Series can adapt to operate efficiently in a wide variety of conditions for superior performance in severe applications. Specifications – ALLISON 4500 Output Engine power Kw (hp):410 (550) Output engine Torque N•m (lb-ft): Ist:2237 (1650) 2nd:2400 (1770) 3-6: 2508 (1850)

What happens if you spin a roller on an Allison 4500?

A spinning bearing can disintegrate, allowing balls or rollers to become lethal flying projectiles. Also, spinning a bearing without lubrication can damage the bearing. DO NOT disconnect the hydraulic fluid line between the accumulator and the retarder until air and hydraulic pressure have been bled from the retarder.