Dana's New Spicer® Trac-Lok™ Limited-slip Differential Improves Traction for Medium-Duty Trucks

Mar 18, 2019

MAUMEE, Ohio, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today announced the launch of its Spicer® Trac-Lok limited-slip differential for Spicer® S140 single drive axles, which will be available in June for medium-duty work truck applications.  The differential provides improved traction during unexpected wheel-slip events and utilizes a reliable five-pinion design to serve Class 6 applications.

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The Spicer Trac-Lok provides improved traction capability without requiring switches, wires, sensors, air hoses or manual input from the driver.  During a slip event, it automatically sends approximately three times more torque to the high-traction wheel-end.  The Spicer Trac-Lok then returns to normal wheel-end differentiation as conditions change in order to deliver maximum vehicle handling.

"The Spicer Trac-Lok differential for Class 6 applications utilizes a proven design from Dana products in the Class 5 and light-vehicle markets.  Our team utilized an established Dana technology, making application-specific refinements and adaptations, to maximize benefits and increase productivity," said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies.  "We are pleased to now offer a Dana-developed commercial-vehicle version of the enhanced differential for medium-duty applications that improves vehicle performance and uptime."

In addition to providing automatic engagement and enhanced traction, the Trac-Lok device is lightweight and fully interchangeable with a Dana standard S140 axle differential.  Trac-Lok will be available on Spicer S140 single drive axle models with gross axle weight ratings from 17,000 pounds up to 21,000 pounds.  Simplifying installation and use, Trac-Lok does not require wiring, pneumatic connections, special lubricants, or additional friction modifiers.

The Trac-Lok limited-slip differential is supported by Dana Aftermarket, which will offer Spicer Trac-Lok differential retrofit packages for all S140 drive axle models currently in service.  For more information, visit www.dana.com.

Dana will present a comprehensive lineup of Spicer Electrified systems, traditional driveline technologies, and other solutions for commercial vehicles in TMC booth 2801.

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 36,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers.  The company reported sales of $8.1 billion in 2018.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, it is a people-centric organization and has been named a top employer of choice around the world, including significant honors in Asia, India, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.  For more information, please visit www.dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Incorporated

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