Dana Holding Corporation
) announced that it will be launching a full range of Drivetrain
solutions for the agricultural market in Agritechnica 2013. The
company will launch a new line of modular axles and new
drivetrain concepts suitable for combines and forage harvesters.
It will also promote its advanced Spicer central tire inflation
system and aftermarket service capacity.
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Agritechnica 2013 is the biggest agricultural machinery and
equipment trade fair and will be held from November 12 to 16,
The latest innovation from Dana is aimed at meeting market demand
for specialized applications that provide better productivity.
Dana works with agricultural equipment manufacturers to develop a
variety of drivetrain solutions featuring upgraded technologies,
which fulfill the local demand.
Dana's new Drivetrain innovations include a line of Spicer steer
axles. These axles can be produced in lesser time and support an
assortment of customization options. The company is reducing its
portfolio of agricultural axle models from 17 to 8. However, it
will enhance the application range from 33 to 301 kW with a
maximum output torque of 2,000 Nm to 40,000 Nm.
The new drivetrain concepts designed for combines and forage
harvesters include new suspended steer axle and shift-on-fly
transmission designs. The suspended steer axle offers better
traction and stable weight distribution together with isolation
from body vibration, which helps in enhancing operating comfort.
The three-speed shift-on-fly hydrostatic transmission concept
provides a cost efficient system for varying speeds in different
Dana will also launch the Spicer central tire inflation system,
which reduces the operating cost of customers as it reduces the
use of fuel. Spicer CTIS also provides high mobility by adjusting
the tire pressure according to terrain. It also enhances the tire
life and vehicle stability. Under aftermarket service
capabilities, Dana provides a wide range of replacement parts for
Over the last 20 years, Dana has supported major automakers with
its products including axles and driveshafts. Major customers
Ford Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
Tata Motors Limited
Maumee, Ohio-based Dana is one of the world's leading suppliers
of driveline, sealing, and thermal technologies, which improves
the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial and
highway vehicles. Dana currently carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong