MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corporation announced today enhancements to its Spicer Life Series (SPL) Model 250 universal joint assembly, resulting in significantly improved product performance and durability.
Designed to meet the needs of new low-emission, high-efficiency trucks in the Class 8 market, the SPL-250 universal joint assembly offers customers more than a 40-percent improvement in dynamic bearing capacity – in the same compact package – to create a driveline with 70 percent more power density compared with it nearest competitor.
“As a trusted partner for innovative technologies and unrivaled service for more than 100 years, Dana is constantly seeking ways to improve our products to meet customers’ needs,” said Tom DeHaven, Dana senior manager of Driveshaft Products. “As the world’s leading driveshaft supplier, these changes reflect our continued commitment to designing products and processes that deliver value, innovation, and best-in-class performance.”
The new SPL-250 universal joint assembly utilizes a new bearing package that includes larger needle bearings for increased capacity, a special Viton synthetic seal for improved grease retention and serviceability, and a thermoplastic seal guard to exclude contaminants. In addition, a new premium synthetic lubricant provides further improvement in bearing life through the initial three-year/350,000-mile lubrication interval.
The assembly is also offered with the Spicer Quick Disconnect feature making it easier to service the powertrain.
For more information on Dana driveshafts, universal joints and other Roadranger products and services, visit www.roadranger.com, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing +1-800-826-HELP (4357).
Roadranger is a marketing alliance of Dana Holding Corporation, Eaton Corporation and other trusted partners, providing a complete line of drivetrain components, systems, lubricants, safety products and service tools, including manual and automatic transmissions, hybrid power systems, clutches, driveshafts, steer and drive axles, brakes, tire pressure management systems and collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control. Truck makers, dealers, owners and service providers are supported by the Roadranger support team – providing specification assistance, training, service, parts and warranty expertise throughout North America.
Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, sealing and thermal products, and genuine service parts. The company’s customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 22,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2009 sales of $5.2 billion. For more information, visit www.dana.com.
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