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6x2 Efficiency and 6x4 Performance: Fleets Can Have it All

With new standards to meet, the commercial-vehicle industry is looking to new, high-level technologies to increase efficiency and improve fuel economy. The Spicer® AdvanTEK® Dual Range Disconnect™ concept from Dana combines the best of both worlds by offering high performance and dependable traction with reduced drivetrain losses. 

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Categories: Commercial Vehicle, Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Technology, Trade Shows, Transportation

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Proven Technologies, New Markets

While we tend to focus on leading-edge technologies in this blog, such as hydraulic hybrids, electric vehicles, advanced thermal management, and engine downspeeding, it’s important to note that the technology landscape around the globe is not uniform.

This can be attributed to many factors – government regulations, adoption rates of innovations, availability of financing, labor costs – but the primary reason is the local preferences of equipment buyers.  Simply put, if the buyers of equipment either perceive they don’t need or aren’t prepared to invest in the added benefits that advanced technologies can provide, it doesn’t make sense for manufacturers to offer machines with them.

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Categories: Trade Shows, Technology, Off-Highway, China, Localized Solutions, Construction

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The Global Trend toward Engine Downspeeding

Emerging Challenges from Low-RPM, High-Torque Powertrains

Two events last month on opposite sides of the Atlantic have made the subject of engine downspeeding top of mind for commercial-vehicle manufacturers and fleets alike.

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles tradeshow in Hanover, Germany, numerous exhibitors presented their latest solutions for supporting engine downspeeding.  For example, MAN presented its new six-cylinder, Euro 6-compliant D3876 engine, which supplies maximum torque in the 930- to 1,350-rpm range, enabling...

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Categories: Efficiency, Commercial Vehicle, Fuel Economy, Trade Shows, Torque

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Material-Handling Mobility Truly Matters at CeMAT 2014

Demand for Material-Handling Products to Grow by 8 Percent through 2016

The mood among visitors and exhibitors alike at the CeMAT intralogistics trade show in Hanover last month was quite positive, with the Freedonia Group predicting global demand for material-handling products climbing 4.0 percent annually through 2016, and MHI forecasting 8.0 percent growth in U.S. material-handling equipment manufacturing in 2014 and 9.0 percent...

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Categories: Trade Shows, Transportation, Fuel Economy, Off-Highway

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Think Globally, Engineer Locally

Impressions from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on the growing worldwide construction industry

Nearly 130,000 people attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas this year. The event set records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and education tickets sold while marking the second-highest attendance in the show’s history. 

While the construction industry is becoming more global, construction equipment is certainly not becoming universal.  The front-end loader used on a building site in London is far different from the front-end loader found in Shanghai – even if it is made by the same manufacturer. 

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Categories: Agriculture, Off-Highway, Trade Shows, Construction

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Innovations for Farming: Agritechnica 2013

New Innovations in Agriculture Equipment Push Market Forward

The agricultural world came together at Agritechnica 2013 in Hanover, Germany, last month, attracting nearly a half million visitors and about 2,900 exhibitors from 47 countries.  Not only was it an excellent opportunity for Dana to showcase our technological innovations to our customers, but it was also a...

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Categories: Agriculture, Productivity, Off-Highway, Efficiency, Trade Shows, Safety

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