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Dana Launches Spicer® S172 Series Single Drive Axle for Class 7, 8 Commercial Vehicles

ATLANTA, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today introduced its new Spicer® S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles.  The new product retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 single drive axle, but weighs more than 60 pounds less.  It is yet another example of Dana's commitment to optimizing fleet uptime with lightweight but durable product offerings.

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The axle is crafted for 4x2, 6x2, and 8x2 applications up to 25,000 lbs. (11,340 kg) GAWR.  It offers a broad range of gear ratios, from 3.07 to 6.14, and features a low hypoid offset with High-Power Density™ AdvanTEK® gearing to drive maximum efficiency.  The high-strength pinion bearings allow for greater lifespan under heavy loads, improving durability and overall performance.  In addition, a passive lube management system requires less lube while utilizing a patented meter to optimize the amount of lube flow to the high-efficiency bearings.

The single drive axle can also be paired with the Dana tag axle as part of the Spicer® EconoTrek™ tandem axle, a durable, lightweight 6x2 configuration that offers increased fuel economy, improved performance, and reduced maintenance for heavy-duty linehaul tractors.  This system is up to 3 percent more efficient and up to 380 pounds lighter than typical 6x4 offerings.

"Dana engineers are continuously examining innovative ways to improve our existing products," said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies.  "We were able to build upon the advanced features of the S170 and make it lighter without sacrificing its industry-proven durability and efficiency.  We remain a company committed to finding a better way to address the needs of our customers and the commercial-vehicle market."

Dana will present a comprehensive lineup of driveline technologies and other solutions for commercial vehicles in booth 1005 at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition this week.

About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery.  Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications.  Founded in 1904, Dana employs more than 30,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers.  The company reported sales of more than $7.2 billion in 2017.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's operations were selected as a Top Workplace in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan by The (Toledo) Blade for the last two years.  Dana is ranked among the Drucker Institute's listing of the 250 most effectively managed companies.  For more information, please visit


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