Dana's new medium-duty axle line is lighter and requires less lubrication, the company says.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Dana is promising to improve fuel mileage, reduce maintenance costs and increase driver comfort with its new line of single-drive axles for medium-duty trucks.
The Spicer S140 series single reduction axles are available now, and replace all previous 17,000- to 19,000-lb Spicer drive axles, the company reports. They can be spec’d on any make and model straight truck chassis with gross axle weight ratings of up to 19,000 lbs.
“Throughout the development of the Spicer S140 Series, we focused our efforts on helping medium-duty fleet managers optimize the productivity of their fleets,” said Steve Slesinski, director of product management for the Dana Commercial Vehicle Systems Group.
The new axles are 85 lbs lighter than the models they’re replacing, leading to fuel economy improvements, Dana says. They also boast an initial lube drain interval of 250,000 miles and use 32% less lubricant, according to the company. The Spicer S140 axle line also offers 23 mm more ground clearance than their predecessors.
The Spicer S140 series axles are suited for applications with GVWs of 31,000 lbs, or 33,000 lbs under specific application approvals. For more info, contact Roadranger at 800-826-4357.
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