Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to cover the Meritor Permalube RPL Series. The SPL 250 Lite aftermarket replacement offers a press-in midship assembly and includes the […]
Dana’s Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio now includes the most popular U-joints for commercial applications while also adding new U-joint strap kits. Dana recommends replacing the supporting hardware when installing a new U-joint, and the new offerings now deliver a […]
Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks now come standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles. The Kenworth T270 features the Dana Spicer S17-140 rated at 16,000 lb., while the Kenworth T370 is standard with the Dana Spicer S21-140 rated […]
TORONTO, Ont. — We’re at the dawn of a new era in the propulsion of heavy trucks. Electric powertrains are opening new packaging and integration possibilities, including driven axles. Traditional transmissions, driveshafts, power dividers or differentials are no longer required.
TORONTO, Ont. — Water isn’t kind to electronics or brakes or air systems or engines. The last thing short of a fire you could want to happen to your truck is to have it submerged in flood. Actually, a fire might be preferable — the damage is obvious, and you’ll get less argument from the insurance company about replacing it.
Kenworth has added three Dana Spicer axles to K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers. The truck models are now available with the Dana Spicer S140 Series of single-reduction, single-drive axles, with gross axle weight ratings from 16,000 to 21,000 lb. The two S140 Series axles feature a ratio coverage from 3.31 to 6.50, and standard R Series spindles.
Dana and Workhorse Group have joined forces to develop a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana Spicer’s electrified integrated e-Drive axle. The axle comes in an optimized package that allows for more battery space inside the frame rails and accommodates features […]
Dana has unveiled two lighter-weight axles and an updated tire analytics program to its portfolio. The Spicer S172 single drive axle and D172 tandem axle will replace the 170 series, Dana announced. Steve Slesinksi, director, global product planning for Dana, […]
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dana announced enhancements to its e-commerce platform, and a new seal installation took kit during Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week.
Dana launched its DanaAftermarket.com e-catalog and e-commerce platform at HDAW last year, and says it has since added many upgrades and enhancements.
MAUMEE, OH — Christophe Dominiak has been named Dana’s senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer, and will replace the retiring George Constand.
First revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect drive axle system offers the fuel savings benefit of a downsped 6×2 drivetrain and the performance benefits of conventional 6×4 setup with a mid-range axle ratio. The key word here is disconnect. While running at speeds up to about 54 mph, the system functions as a 6×4 with torque going to all four wheels for optimum traction. It also runs at a 3.10:1 ratio for better performance and startability. Above 54 mph, the interaxle driveshaft disengages, leaving the driving to only the forward drive axle. Interestingly, the axle ratio of the forward axle is 2.26:1, which lowers engine rpm and in effect creates a downsped drive train. The benefit, of course, is better fuel economy resulting from a 300-400 rpm drop in engine speed.
Dana is beginning production on its new SPL 350 Lite driveshaft that has been optimized for high-efficiency on-highway and heavy-haul vehicles which rely on downspeeding. It supports axle ratios lower than 2.26:1
Dana has introduced a new 2.47:1 axle ratio for its Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle to support downspeeding in linehaul trucks
Dana’s cloud-based Rhombus TireAnalytics platform has been unveiled to offer added visibility into tire maintenance and management – complete with actual pictures of worn treads.