Dana Incorporated announces that its Spicer 730 suspended steer axle is featured on the Fendt 313 Vario, the winner in the "Best Utility" category of the "Tractor of the Year 2019" awards competition. The award was announced at a special ceremony Wednesday during EIMA 2018.
"The best-performing vehicles in the world rely on innovations that deliver better fuel efficiency, responsive maneuvering, improved safety and durability, and increased productivity," says Aziz Aghili, President of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies. "Through this year's 'Tractor of the Year' awards, Dana has proven again how our technologies help deliver a competitive advantage for off-highway equipment manufacturers."
Front suspended axles from Dana deliver enhanced speed and operator comfort for compact tractor applications, as well tractors with increased performance requirements. Dana offers additional drivetrain systems for agriculture applications, including independent suspension axles for open-field tractors up to 375 kW (500 hp), wheel and track drives and hydrostatic transmissions, as well as Brevini motion systems, such as winches, hydraulic components, and electronic controls.
Dana's innovative products improve the performance and efficiency of agriculture applications such as sprayers, tractors, telehandlers, combines, and harvesters. Dana's portfolio of advanced technologies has been engineered to support increased crop yields, optimized harvesting operations, lower emissions, improved operator safety and comfort, and reduced total cost of ownership.
First presented in 1998, "Tractor of the Year" winners are selected annually by a jury of 24 European editors from independent technical magazines specializing in agriculture machinery. Members of the jury evaluate entries under field conditions to determine winners in three categories as well as a "Best Design" award chosen from all the finalists.