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Dana Expands Heavy-Duty Applications of Spicer® D-Series Steer Axles with Integrated Air Disc Brakes

Dana Incorporated today announced the addition of an aluminum hub option on Spicer® D-Series steer axles with a 14,600-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR).  This new product expands the previously released 10,000 to 13,200 pound GAWR range with aluminum hubs, and introduces the industry's only 14,600-pound GAWR integrated air disc brake steer axle available with this lightweight hub option.

The innovative family of Spicer D-Series steer axles is targeted for on-highway, city-delivery, bus, and vocational applications. These axles build upon the patented, market-leading advancements also offered on Spicer® E-Series axles, providing greater durability and superior performance along with reduced maintenance and tire wear. Additionally, Spicer D-Series steer axles provide a robust axle-to-brake attachment and reduced assembly time.

"Dana now offers multiple options for the industry's only integrated air disc brake steer axle that supports up to 14,600 pound GAWR, putting us in a unique position to offer our customers a choice on applications that cannot be matched," said Mark Wallace, executive vice president of Dana and president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies.  "Spicer D-Series steer axles deliver best-in-class performance and durability, enabling improved vehicle stopping power and reduced maintenance without the added weight that typically results from specifying air disc brakes."

The family of Spicer D-Series steer axles reduces weight by up to 76 pounds when compared with existing solutions. The axles are available in both standard and wide beam widths, delivering broad application coverage for the commercial-vehicle market.

Dana will present a comprehensive lineup of driveline technologies and other solutions for commercial vehicles in booth 2430 at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle show this week.

Source: Dana Incorporated

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