NEW FAMILY MEMBER: Dana's newest series of tandem axles.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dana Corp. is coming to market with new tandem-drive and steer axles.
Officials unveiled the new axles at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The new Dana Spicer D170 series includes high GCW, single reduction, tandem drive axles, which the company claims are designed to improve truck performance in some of the industry’s most demanding applications, including logging, refuse, construction and other heavy hauling. Gross Axle Weight ratings range from 46,000 to 50,000 lbs. with gear ratios from 3.07 through 7.17. Dana officials said they expect the axles to be particularly popular in Canada, where payloads are on the higher end.
Like many of the other recent additions to Dana’s new line of axles, the D170 series includes extra wide face-width gearing for increased strength and durability with heavier loads and significantly larger wheel differential gearing for maximum strength and reliability. A patented on-demand lube pump with an internal no-maintenance filter is offered as an option.
Two new steer axles have also been added. The new Dana Spicer D-600N and D-700N axles are specially designed for the class 4 and 5 low-cab-forward (LCF) market.
Both the D-600N (6,000-lb. GAWR) and the D-700N (7,000-lb. GAWR) include innovations such as: a new power rib design claimed to improve weight and handling; two in-line draw-keys with spring washer retention claimed to improve durability and alignment capability; and new tie rod ends with a sealed boot and grease purge valve.
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