Dana steer axles standard equipment for Class 8 Kenworths

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Kenworth is offering the newly improved Dana Spicer E-1202I steer axle series as standard equipment for its North American Class 8 trucks.

“We are very pleased to continue our tradition of innovation and customer commitment with this new standard steer axle offering at Kenworth,” said Nick Cole, president, Dana’s Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Group. “Dana has long been a proud partner with Kenworth in the North American commercial-vehicle market, and we appreciate their continued support of our axle, brake, driveshaft and wheel-end technologies.”

According to Greg DiMarco, vice president and general manager of Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division: “Dana Spicer steer axles have a proven record of low maintenance, long life, and ease of serviceability. Recent improvements to the E-1202I steer axle series increase axle durability while maintaining the axle’s lightweight design – helping customers drive down operational costs. It gives further evidence of Dana’s commitment to creating solutions that meet the needs of our customers.”

Dana Spicer E-1200I series steer axles were previously standard on Kenworth trucks, and the newly improved E-1202I series is now standard. Available axle models include the Dana Spicer E-1002I, E-1202I, E-1322I, and E-1462I steer axles for use on Kenworth class 8 vehicles.
Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division designs, manufactures, and markets front-steer, rear-drive, trailer, and auxiliary axles, driveshafts, steering shafts, brakes, suspensions, and related systems, modules, and services for the commercial vehicle market. Major components and modules are marketed under the Spicer brand name. Dana’s strategic marketing alliance with Eaton Corporation’s Truck Components group provides innovative drivetrain systems under the Roadranger brand name.

Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing, and customer service facilities in 30 countries. The company reported 2002 sales of $9.5 billion.

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