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New Dana Spicer Axles Target Canadian Market

With legislation in Canada phasing out the use of lift axles, self-steering axles are thought to be the most logical solution for most applications. With this in mind, Dana Spicer is introducing a self-steering trailer axle (the D22SS) to meet the...


With legislation in Canada phasing out the use of lift axles, self-steering axles are thought to be the most logical solution for most applications. With this in mind, Dana Spicer is introducing a self-steering trailer axle (the D22SS) to meet the needs of the Canadian and Mexican markets (and to a lesser extent, that of the US).

Dana’s self-steering axle is designed to offer improved maneuverability (it boasts a turning radius of 25-degrees) and increased payload while offering a more infrastructure-friendly alternative to lift axles.

Rated at 25,000 lbs, the axle includes a kingpin design with a centering device that continuously stabilizes the wheels. The company says a dual draw key design extends the life of the kingpin and a tie rod mechanism connecting the two ends of the axle results in consistent, accurate centering of the axle.

The new Dana Spicer SmartRide RS50 slider trailer suspension has also been designed with the Canadian market in mind. This robust suspension system is intended for severe-service operations.

Rated at 50,000 lbs, the SmartRide RS50 incorporates heavy-duty cross-members and thick side rails for extra strength . Large-volume air springs and heavy-duty shock absorbers add to the product’s robustness.

The SmartRide RS50 slider is available immediately.

Dana Spicer also added to its fixed suspension lineup with the new SmartRide RF30 designed for vocational and severe-service applications including logging, mining and bulk hauling.

The SmartRide RF30 is rated at 30,000 lbs and boasts improved durability and ride quality, the company claimed.


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