SHANGHAI, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Bauma China 2016, Dana Incorporated announced updates to its Spicer® Rui Ma™ brand of drivetrain solutions, which are designed, engineered, and manufactured in China for the Chinese market. The brand provides an optimized blend of product features, performance, dependability, and cost, while helping to address environmental challenges.
The Spicer Rui Ma TZL16 hydrodynamic transmission is now in production for several Chinese original-equipment manufacturers. Engineered for 17-tonne ZL50 wheel loaders, this powershift transmission supports applications requiring 150 to 180 kW (200 to 245 hp) of engine output power. Delivering improved durability, the Spicer Rui Ma TZL16 transmission has been designed with proven internal components from Dana's extensive line of transmissions already available for the off-highway market. A four-speed transmission platform offers enhanced productivity, and pre-production testing has demonstrated an improvement in fuel economy up to 25 percent. For the Chinese agriculture industry, Dana is currently conducting pre-production tests with manufacturers on the Spicer Rui Ma AG105 steer axle for mid-sized tractors with engines from 60 to 101 kW (80 to 135 hp). An optional paddy field valve seal is available to support farming applications involving rice cultivation. "Spicer Rui Ma was first introduced at Bauma China 2012, and since then we have consistently delivered a quality complement to Dana's flagship Spicer brand of technologically advanced drivetrain solutions," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drivetrain Technologies. "Offering significant technological advantages over traditional competitive products, Spicer Rui Ma axles and transmissions are designed specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. These components draw from a complete portfolio of innovations that reduce vehicle downtime, extend the working life of vehicles, improve operator comfort, and increase overall productivity." Earlier this year, the Spicer Rui Ma brand won the 2016 Shanghai CSR Excellence Award recognizing outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and successes in green innovation. This is a further recognition of the Spicer Rui Ma brand's achievements in CSR, and for the company's creation and implementation of environmentally friendly business practices.