Dana debuts central tire inflation system for agricultural machinery

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Dana Holding Corp. recently introduced its Spicer Central Tire Inflation System designed to deliver enhanced mobility and reduced fuel consumption for agricultural vehicles.

“Dana has become a clear leader among Tier 1 suppliers for the agricultural sector by providing high-quality drivetrain solutions that enable our OEM partners to accelerate their production schedules and reduce their time to market,” says Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies. “As the sector continues its rebound, Dana is well-positioned to deliver the advanced drivetrain technologies farmers need to increase their yield and meet growing demand.”

Now being adapted for agricultural vehicles after years of development and use in military markets, the Spicer CTIS is designed to maximize the mobility of agricultural tractors, combines and harvesters by adjusting tire pressure to provide the optimum footprint on any given terrain.

The Spicer CTIS is designed to offer optimized traction, leak detection and reduced soil compaction while extending tire life, improving fuel economy and increasing vehicle stability during on-road transport. The feature is available now for testing by OEMs with production scheduled to start in 2012.