Spicer S140 axles designed
to increase productivity
Aug 26, 2009 1:46 PM
Dana Holding Corporation has launched the Spicer S140 series, a new family of single-drive, medium-duty axles specifically engineered to improve fuel economy, reduce maintenance costs, increase operator comfort, and boost overall vehicle performance.
Now available, new Spicer S140 series single reduction axles replace all previous 17,000 - to 19,000-lb Spicer drive axles. They are available for all makes and models of straight truck chassis up to 19,000-lb gross axle weight ratings.
Spicer S140 Series axles are 85 pounds lighter, compared with previous Dana and current competitive medium-duty axles. With an initial Roadranger lubrication drain at 250,000 miles and 32% less lubrication required overall, these axles are easier to maintain and more environmentally friendly.
The axles offer 23 more millimeters of ground clearance while improving NVH performance by nearly 240% over other axles with the same GAWR. Spicer S140 Series axles are assembled in the United States and meet NAFTA regulations for content.
Optimized to perform in vehicles with drivetrain ratings up to 860 lb-ft of torque and up to 300 horsepower, Spicer S140 Series axles support gross combination weight ratings up to 46,000 pounds and typical gross vehicle weight ratings up to 31,000 pounds in most vocational applications. Maximum GCWRs of 50,000 pounds and GVWRs of 33,000 pounds are available under specific application approvals.
Spicer S140 Series axles are also available with options for prime operation. These include a carrier-integrated parking brake or electromagnetic retarder mount; a wide-track design; a patented axle breather design supplying unrestricted airflow and minimizing the risk of seal leaks due to axle pressurization; and integral, welded suspension brackets.
For more information, visit www.roadranger.com.
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