New Dana drivetrain for rough terrains

15 February 2021

Dana Incorporated has introduced a new drivetrain for rough terrain cranes with lifting capacities from 75t to 100t (83USt to 110USt).

The Spicer 246 heavy-duty steer axle and Spicer C3300 remote torque converter are offered as part of a complete drivetrain solution for rough-terrain cranes.

The new heavy-duty Spicer 246 steer axle features a monolithic axle design and high integrity seals. It also features optimised steering geometries to minimise slippage. Dana says the single universal joint design with outboard planetary gears provides high output torque and high-capacity braking with low drag at travel speeds. The Spicer 246 is currently available for OEM field testing.

The Spicer C3300 remote torque converter was developed specifically for rough terrains. It is optimised for engines up to 195kW (260 HP) and can be packaged with Spicer remote transmissions. 

“Dana is the only manufacturer worldwide that supplies a remote torque converter with three large pump drives for implements,” said the company.

“The Spicer C3300 remote torque converter is available with an optional lockup that improves efficiency while providing higher braking effort during downhill operation. It also features new converter wheel sizes configured to optimise the performance of today’s low-RPM engine designs.”

Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems, said: “As the global construction market recovers, buyers are looking for high-performing vehicles that deliver exceptional productivity and efficiency. Dana’s large and growing capabilities for rough-terrain cranes enable us to anticipate market shifts and collaborate with original-equipment manufacturers to supply the drivetrain technologies that improve their competitiveness.”