Innovation and Technology
Dana introduces 60-pound lighter axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles
In yet another example of Dana’s commitment to optimizing fleet uptime with lightweight but durable, reliable, and efficient product offerings, the company launched two new Spicer® axles, a heavy-duty tandem axle for construction, heavy haul, and severe service applications, and a single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The new product retains the robustness and strength of the existing axles but delivers an additional 60-pound weight savings. Both the heavy-duty tandem axle and the single drive axle offer a broad range of gear ratios to serve a variety of needs, while High Power Density™ AdvanTEK® gearing maximizes strength and reduces weight. In addition, a reliable, passive lube management system requires less lube while optimizing the amount of lube flow to the high efficiency bearings.