Dana Incorporated has announced the launch of a comprehensive vehicle design methodology for delivering complete, integrated suspension solutions for high-performance agriculture tractors.
Introduced at Agritechnica 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for agriculture machinery, the initiative uses a sophisticated multiphysics approach to produce virtual prototypes that simulate real-world performance, helping to reduce development times and accelerate the introduction of new vehicles to market.
Additionally, Dana has unveiled a new solution for electric zero-turn mowers featuring compact, high-efficiency Spicer Torque-Hub drives and Dana TM4 motors. The technologies for turf equipment support superior zero-emissions operation through powerful torque, extended work times, reduced maintenance and lower noise.
As the market expands for high-performance, feature-rich tractors, Dana has expanded its support for OEMs with an all-encompassing development program that reduces the development time of complete front suspension solutions. The capabilities are especially valuable for OEMs with limited in-house resources.
Dana’s process includes the definition of vehicle performance parameters, comprehensive data acquisition, virtual prototype development, simulations of real-time duty cycles, and test track validation of prototypes.
The approach delivers suspension solutions offering improved vehicle traction, handling, and operator comfort.