Dana offers new line of medium-duty axles

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Dana Holding Corporation has launched the Spicer S140 series of single-drive, medium-duty axles it says is engineered to improve fuel economy, reduce maintenance costs, increase operator comfort, and boost overall vehicle performance.

Now available, new Spicer S140 series single reduction axles replace all previous 17,000 – to 19,000-pound Spicer drive axles. They are available for all makes and models of straight truck chassis up to 19,000-pound Gross Axle Weight Ratings.

Spicer S140 Series axles are 85 pounds lighter, compared with previous Dana and current competitive medium-duty axles. With an initial Roadranger lubrication drain at 250,000 miles and 32 percent less lubrication required overall, these axles are easier to maintain and more environmentally friendly than previous Dana and current competitive designs, the company says.

Optimized to perform in vehicles with drivetrain ratings up to 860 lb-ft of torque and up to 300 horsepower, Spicer S140 Series axles support Gross Combination Weight Ratings up to 46,000 pounds and typical Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings up to 31,000 pounds in most vocational applications. Maximum Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 50,000 pounds and Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings of 33,000 pounds are available under specific application approvals.