Dana 44 front axle added to Dana Crate Axle program

by Truck News

MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced recently it has added the Dana 44 front axle to its Crate  Axle program.

The new offering delivers performance for a variety of applications, including off-road vehicles, forklifts, pickup trucks, pushback tugs, and small mining shovels. Dana_44_front_shadow

“The overwhelming market reception of the Ultimate Dana 44 axle – a new bolt-in axle for the Jeep Wrangler introduced at last fall’s SEMA show – has created a demand for the same durable axle in other applications,” said Doug Wolma, vice-president and general manager, Dana Aftermarket Group. “Now, through Dana’s innovative Crate Axle program, off-road vehicle owners can directly order Dana 44 front axles, which can be customized to fit a wide variety of vehicles and meet the most challenging operational demands.”

Dana said the features and benefits of the Dana 44 front axle through the Crate Axle program are:

  • Increase axle tube thickness to 5/16-inch for improved strength, rigidity, and durability;
  • Spicer nickel chromoly axle shafts designed for optimal strength and performance;
  • Spicer Life Series (also known as SPL) 1350 u-joints with triple-lip seals and full-circle clips for protection and retention;
  • Choice of selectable locking electronic or open differential;
  • Spicer gearing with expanded aftermarket gear ratios: 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38;
  • Pinion angle optimized for lifted vehicles; and
  • An increased gross axle weight rating (GAWR).

Dana added the axles do not include brackets or brakes, allowing for customization to meet the customer’s specific application.

For more information visit: www.SpicerParts.com, or by calling Dana Customer Service at 1-800-621-8084.

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