Dana has recently launched new Spicer HVT1 advanced powersplit transmission capable to provide higher performance and sustainability for agriculture telehandlers.
The newly-introduced transmission supports power inputs from 80 to 115 kilowatts and offers fuel savings of up to 30 percent when compared with agriculture telehandlers that use conventional components.
Dana (here some recent news about the efforts towards electrification) already produces market-ready HVTs (hydromechanical variable transmissions) for construction, agriculture, material handling, and forestry applications. The new model is currently undergoing field tests with several global original-equipment manufacturers.
Dana Spicer HVT1: performance in every duty cycle
According to the manufacturer, «the unique design of the Spicer HVT1 provides numerous benefits that address the expanded performance expectations of agriculture telehandlers operating in the farmyard, field, and road. Its distinctive combination of hydrostatic and mechanical drives in an integrated 90-degree gearbox offers exceptionally precise low-speed maneuvering control and smooth, progressive response for loading and handling cycles. It also delivers superior climbing and high-speed towing capabilities up to 50 km/h».
Buyers of agriculture telehandlers are looking to maximize the value of their investments through equipment that provides efficiency, versatility, sustainability, and power to get the work done. The Spicer HVT1 has been engineered to deliver the superior performance and exceptional long-term value that equipment owners demandAziz Aghili, Executive Vice President and President of Heavy Vehicle, Dana Incorporated
The engine can work at constant speed
More into technical details, Dana’s Spicer HVT1 uses an advanced electronic control system to continually adjust the mix of hydrostatic and mechanical power, allowing the engine to maintain a consistent speed in its most efficient operating range.
It is compliant with ISO standards that govern the safety of control systems for earth-moving machinery, tractors, and other agriculture and forestry machinery. Also, the Spicer HVT1 helps equipment buyers reduce total owning and operating costs by helping agriculture telehandlers work at maximum efficiency at all times.
Finally, the Spicer HVT1 fits within current telehandler design envelopes, providing OEMs with the option to specify a downsized engine that achieves the same performance as a conventional transmission, or use the same size engine in a powertrain that supplies vastly improved performance.