Dana Rexroth launches fuel efficient drive
May 23, 2012
The HVT R3 drive system is the productive effort of Dana’s joint venture with Bosch Rexroth. Designed for wheeled loaders and graders, the unit contains both a hydrostatic and torque converter drive.
The HVT 3 can deliver 20% fuel savings compared to a traditional torque converter, claims Dana. This has been made possible by the use of the hydrostatic drive at low speeds, where it is at its most efficient. As speed increases, the torque converter transmission comes into operation.
The increased efficiency means that a smaller engine can be used in any vehicle. The hydrostatic system even ensures lower maintenance costs.
Besides, Dana has launched the Spicer 318 HCVT continuously variable transmission for 6 to 9 tonne operating weight telescopic handlers. The unit uses two hydrostatic motors with different capacities to achieve the continuously variable speed. Dana has incorporated the motors with a view to ensure smoother rides and increased speeds.- CA News Network