Navistar and Dana Spicer announced this week that the Spicer drive axles are now standard on all IC Bus CE and RE series models, effective immediately.
The Dana Spicer axles being offered are the S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models to cover a variety of applications. The company said it already holds a standard-product position across all IC Bus models with a full line of Spicer driveshafts.
“Our medium-duty trucks and buses are known for their workhorse qualities, delivering consistent performance and maximum productivity,” said David McKean, Navistar’s chief procurement officer, in a statement on Tuesday. “Spicer axles were chosen to support these applications due to their steadfast reliability and Dana’s dedication to deliver technologies that drive greater overall efficiency.”
Spicer said its lighter weight drive axles reduce installation and life cycle costs over competitor models. Also, high-capacity gearing and bearing systems increase durability and reliability with higher horsepower and torque engines.
The company added that its GenTech extra-quiet gearing reduces noise, vibration and harshness, or NVH.
“We continue to collaborate with Navistar to provide innovative solutions to meet rigorous efficiency benchmarks and improve total cost of ownership,” commented Mark Wallace, executive VP of Dana and president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. “Our Spicer single axles are designed to optimize performance and increase profitability. We are confident they will deliver for our joint end-user customers, and are honored that Navistar has chosen Dana axles for this exclusive position.”
Navistar also said the Spicer single rear drive axles are standard on International MV Series medium-duty truck.