Dana's Spicer® Axles Featured on Three Winners of 2016 "Tractor of the Year" Honors

Nov 11, 2015

HANOVER, Germany, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Agritechnica 2015, Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced that the company's Spicer® steer axles are fitted on three of four "Tractor of the Year 2016" award recipients.  The winners were selected by an independent panel of 23 agricultural industry journalists. 

The award-winning tractors with Spicer axles include:

  • The Fendt 1050 Vario, which earned top honors in the principal "Tractor of the Year" division.  It features the new Spicer Model 990 suspended steer axle;
  • The Massey Ferguson 5713Sl, the inaugural winner in the "Best Utility Tractor" competition, equipped with a new Spicer modular steer axle; and
  • The Valtra N174 V, which placed first in the "Golden Tractor for the Design" category.  It also features a new Spicer modular steer axle.

"At Dana, we nurture a culture designed to produce driveline innovations that deliver maximum performance, fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and operator comfort," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies.  "We are delighted to be closely associated with the winners of these prestigious awards and offer our congratulations."

Developed in partnership with Fendt, the Spicer Model 990 steer axle used on 1000 Series Fendt tractors features 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.

Spicer modular steer axles for agricultural tractors offer a unique global platform that allows engineers to reduce the time from design to production while still supporting a wide range of customization options.

Dana offers a broad selection of Spicer modular agricultural axles for tractors with engines from 33 to 301 kW (45 to 410 hp) and continuous output torques from 2,000 Nm to 40,000 Nm.

First presented in 1998, the Tractor of the Year honor is an international distinction awarded on an annual basis by a select jury of European editors from independent technical magazines specializing in agricultural machinery.  Members of the jury evaluate entries under field conditions to determine winners in four separate categories.

Dana is showcasing the company's full breadth of driveline solutions for the agricultural industry at Agritechnica this week in hall 17, stand C22.  To learn more, visit www.dana.com/offhighway.

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 dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Holding Corporation

For further information: Jeff Cole, +1-419-887-3535, jeff.cole@dana.com

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