Allison 3000 Series™ Fully Automatic Transmission Chosen for 26th Consecutive Year for Guayaquil Refuse Trucks

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, January 2021 - The Valango company has been the company in charge of refuse collection in Guayaquil for 26 consecutive years, always trusting Allison fully automatic transmissions for its trucks. It began its activities in 1994, as Vachagnon 1 and 2 Consortium (1994-2002 / 2002-2010), then as Consorcio Puerto Limpio (2010-2020) and now they recently won the contract to operate from 2020 to 2029.

Urvaseo, formed by the union of two leading companies in solid waste management, Valango Ecuador and Urbaser of Spain, confirmed the receipt of 18 Freightliner M2106 refuse trucks, equipped with Allison 3000 Series™ transmissions, to operate in Guayaquil for an 8-year contract, in addition to the 75 Mack GR813 trucks, equipped with the Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) model.

Refuse collection requires toughness. Not only do the trucks have to be able to haul massive loads, they have to withstand heavy start-stop duty-cycles and day-after-day use without breaking down. Allison Automatics are designed for severe applications. Instead of a starting clutch that is prone to wear, Allison transmissions use patented torque converter technology for unmatched reliability and more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility.

Over the years, Valango S.A. in Guayaquil has used different truck brands such as Navistar, Mack and Freightliner, but has always maintained the use of Allison Transmissions. This decision is because all Allison Automatics used during the 26 years have reached outstanding levels of durability and reliability in an operation of 18 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Jan 30, 2021


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit