Dana enhances Spicer Life Series driveshafts

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Dana Holding Corp. has enhanced its Spicer Life Series (SPL) Model 250 universal joint assembly to improve product performance and durability. Designed to meet the needs of low-emissions high-efficiency Class 8 trucks, the SPL-250 universal joint assembly offers more than a 40-percent improvement in dynamic bearing capacity – in the same compact package – to create a driveline with more power density.

The universal joint assembly utilizes a new bearing package that includes larger needle bearings for increased capacity, a special Viton synthetic seal for improved grease retention and serviceability, and a thermoplastic seal guard to exclude contaminants. In addition, a new premium synthetic lubricant provides further improvement in bearing life through the initial three-year/350,000-mile lubrication interval. The assembly also is offered with the Spicer Quick Disconnect feature, making it easier to service the powertrain.