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Components (January 01, 2009)

Dana has introduced a new steer axle designed for extreme conditions. The Spicer 5.24-inch drop wide track axle is intended for heavy use in applications requiring excellent maneuverability, the compa...




Dana has introduced a new steer axle designed for extreme conditions. The Spicer 5.24-inch drop wide track axle is intended for heavy use in applications requiring excellent maneuverability, the company has announced. It’s specifically designed for applications requiring a solid beam forged design to withstand extreme conditions. The D-2000W is available in 20,000-lb and 22,800- lb capacities and allows for tight turning. For more information, visit www.roadranger.com.

Peterbilt has announced its new proprietary front air leaf suspension is now in full production and available on the Models 384, 386, 388 and 389.The company says the new suspension offers an improved ride and requires less maintenance. It boasts a lower spring rate for better isolation of road inputs, according to the company, which it says translates into a 20% improvement in ride. It also features four air springs to support up to 75% of the spring load.

Xantrex Technology has introduced a new inverter/charger. The Xantrex Freedom HW 1000 inverter/ charger allows for the clean and quiet powering of on-board devices requiring AC power, according to the company. The company claims its newest product is lightweight (10 lbs) and compact, and can provide 1,000 watts of AC power. For more info, visit www.xantrex.com/freedomhw.

Allison Transmission has introduced its new prognostic features for routine maintenance, which are available on MY09 Allison 1000/2000/3000/4000-series models. Calibrated to particular operating requirements of vehicles, prognostic features monitor various operating parameters to determine and alert when a specific maintenance function is required, according to Allison Transmission. These features are intended to take the guesswork and hassle out of scheduling routine vehicle maintenance. ‘Oil Life Monitor’ is based on the vehicle’s duty cycle, determines fluid life and alerts when a fluid change is required, and helps gives maximum oil life while providing protection to the transmission. ‘Filter Life Monitor’ provides an alert when the transmission’s fluid filter needs to be replaced. ‘Transmission Health Monitor’ helps avoid costly repairs and downtime by taking the guesswork out of scheduling routine maintenance, a feature which determines and alerts when clutch maintenance is required.


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