Navistar recently began customer deliveries of its new allwheeldrive utility vehicles

Navistar Selects Dana Axles, Driveshafts

July 17, 2013
TerraStar 4x4 Class 4/5 utility trucks Multiple product types

Driveline system manufacturer Dana Holding Corporation was picked by Navistar as the standard and exclusive supplier of steer axles, drive axles, and driveshafts for its new International TerraStar 4x4 medium-duty truck. The value and terms of the contract, and the volume of materials to be supplied, were not reported.

The TerraStar 4x4 is a part of a series of Class 4/5 utility trucks Navistar supplies for applications like pickup/delivery, landscaping, construction and worksite, and various other medium-duty applications. Navistar recently began customer deliveries of the all-wheel-drive vehicles.

The TerraStar will include Dana's new Spicerfront-drive steer axle, with an effective turn-angle of 42 degrees, a GAWR of 8,000 lbs., and popular axle ratios.

The supply also will include a mix of Spicer Life Seriesmodels. SPL 55 and SPL100 are permanently lubricated with sealed splines for lower maintenance costs, and precision balanced to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.

Dana’s Spicer S110 single-reduction, single rear-drive axle provides several patented details that promote longer service life, improve reliability, and provide durability and quiet operation. It has a GAWR rating of 14,000 lbs. and a maximum GCWR highway rating of 35,000 lbs.

Navistar noted that “the 8,000-lb. Dana axles provide durability and reliability to keep the TerraStar 4x4 moving.”

"Not only do Spicer axle and driveshaft technologies offer best-in-class performance and efficiency, but they also offer the rugged durability that is required in this line of hardworking trucks," stated Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies president Pat D'Eramo.

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