KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group has introduced a new steer axle family designed to better meet the needs of fire and rescue vehicle manufacturers. The Dana Spicer D-2000F fully-dressed steer axle family is now available with both a 3.5- and 5-inch drop beam, providing chassis and suspension profile height options required by fire and rescue applications.
“Fire and rescue vehicle manufacturers represent a key customer segment for Dana, and the Spicer D-2000F 5-inch drop beam option meets the fit-up requirements for a large part of this market,” said Mark Davis, product manager, steer axles. “By meeting this challenge, this fully-dressed steer axle family provides another example of Dana’s commitment to providing our customers with the technology and systems they need and expect.”
The new Spicer D-2000F steer axle family has additional features designed to meet the unique requirements of the market. The axle provides high turn angles of up to 50 degrees and axle ratings range from 16,000 to 22,000 lbs. The steer axle’s available tie rod geometry options and designed to improve tire life for a wide range of wheelbases and allow fit-up of popular wheels. In addition, the D-2000F is compatible with both air disc and air drum brakes.
The steer axle is available as a fully-dressed axle system and examples of a typical dressed steer axle may include Spicer D-2000F 5-inch drop beam steer axle, Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes, Spicer LMS hubs and Spicer LMS hubcaps.
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