Dana Introduces Advanced Hydrostatic Continuously Variable Transmission

Dana introduces its Spicer 318 Hydrostatic Continuously Variable Transmission featuring a two-motor design that provides 20% fuel savings.

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At INTERMAT 2012, Dana Holding Corporation debuted the Spicer 318 hydrostatic continuously variable transmission (HCVT), which features a unique two-motor design that provides 20% fuel savings during duty cycles that require high travel speeds, as well as increased tractive effort at low travel speeds.

By capitalizing on the proven design of the larger, field-proven Spicer 319 HCVT, the Spicer 318 HCVT allows construction OEMs to collaborate with a single Tier One supplier that can offer a complete range of drivetrain solutions for compact front-end loaders and medium-sized telescopic boom handlers.

The Spicer 318 HCVT is designed for front end loaders with six- to nine-tonne operating weights and telescopic boom handlers with 6K to 10K lifting capacities. Dana is exhibiting the Spicer 318 HCVT in Stand No. 5b J 042 at INTERMAT 2012 as part of a complete driveline system for telescopic boom handlers with up to 8K lifting capacity that also includes Spicer Model 212 planetary steer axles and Spicer 10 Series driveshafts.