Dana says that recent enhancements to its Spicer Life series (SPL) Model 250 universal-joint assembly result in improved performance and durability.

Designed to meet the needs of new low-emission class-8 trucks, the SPL-250 is claimed to offer more than a 40% improvement in dynamic bearing capacity – in the same compact package – to create a driveline with 70% more power density compared with it nearest competitor.

The new universal-joint assembly sports 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. As well, a new premium synthetic lubricant provides further improvement in bearing life through the initial three-year/350,000-mile lubrication interval. 

The assembly is also offered with the Spicer ‘Quick Disconnect’ feature, making it easier to service the powertrain.

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