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Dana Expands Suspension Axle Platform for High-Horsepower Tractors

HANOVER, Germany, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At Agritechnica 2015 today, Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) introduced the Spicer® Model 990 suspension steer axle for high-horsepower tractors.

Available now, this new axle is the largest of Dana's premium axles, designed for agricultural tractors from 285 to 370 kW (380 to 500 horsepower) in continuous use. 

"Dana has established a reputation for developing drivetrain innovations that improve the performance of the most technically sophisticated applications in the world today," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies.  "The Model 990 suspension axle is another example of Dana delivering complex product solutions that meet real-world demands, such as combining nimble maneuverability in the field with fast and secure on-road transport speeds."

Building on the success of the Spicer® Model 970 axle, Dana has engineered the Model 990 axle with an independent front suspension to offer isolation from body vibration.  This configuration provides improved vehicle control, operator comfort, traction, and handling characteristics for safer operation, especially at on-road speeds.

Designed for integration into the vehicle's frame, the Model 990 axle reduces complexity and simplifies final assembly on the OEM production line.  The Model 990 axle is also designed with a central housing that integrates pneumatically actuated multi-disc wet brakes and 100 percent differential lock capability, offering better traction at higher speeds with improved comfort.  This housing also hosts a front three-point hitch and a power take-off.

Capable of on-road travel up to 60 km/h (37 mph) with a lower-rpm engine, the Model 990 axle also includes an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and a central tire inflation system (CTIS).

Dana will present the new Spicer Model 990 axle in hall 17, stand C22 at Agritechnica 2015.  To learn more, visit

About Dana Holding Corporation

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents.  In 2014, Dana generated sales of $6.6 billion.  For more information, please visit


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