HANOVER, Germany, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today heralded the company's full line of drivetrain solutions for the agriculture market at Agritechnica 2013.
Dana will introduce a new line of modular axles and new drivetrain concepts for combines and forage harvesters, while promoting its advanced Spicer ® central tire inflation system and aftermarket service capabilities.
"To keep up with increasing global demand, the market for agricultural vehicles requires increasingly specialized applications that maximize productivity," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies. "Dana works side by side with manufacturers of agricultural equipment every day to engineer a complete range of drivetrain solutions with advanced technologies that meet local preferences and the ever-present need for return on investment."
Dana will present the following this week in Hall 01, Stand F207 at Agritechnica 2013, the world's largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment:New Spicer ® Steer AxlesDana unveiled a new line of Spicer ® steer axles for agriculture with a modular three-piece construction that allows engineers to reduce the time from design to production and delivery while supporting a wide range of customization options. Through this effort to reduce complexity and streamline its offerings, Dana will condense its line of agricultural axle models from 17 to eight while extending the application range from 33 to 301 kW (45 to 410 hp) and maximum output torques from 2,000 Nm to 40,000 Nm. The Spicer M25 and M30 axles for tractors, combines, forage harvesters, and other agricultural equipment from 67 to 93 kW (90 to 125 hp) are currently available. All other models are set to begin production in early 2014. Drivetrain Concepts for Combines, Forage HarvestersDana debuted a wide range of drivetrain concepts for combines and forage harvesters, including new suspended steer axle and shift-on-fly transmission designs. Dana was the first supplier in the market to offer suspended steer axles for combines and forage harvesters. Available now, this design delivers increased traction, more stable weight distribution, isolation from body vibration for improved operator comfort, and improved handling characteristics while allowing for on-road travel speeds up to 40 km/h (24 mph).