At the Bauma Trade Fair in Munich this week, Dana Inc. announced a collaboration with JLG to develop an advanced Spicer Electrified e-Axle as part of JLG’s electrification initiative. The Spicer Electrified e-Axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a unique configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20 percent when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains.

The e-Axle, unveiled at Bauma, illustrates how Dana’s investments in research and development, engineering capabilities, and recent acquisitions of adjacent technologies have strengthened the company’s electrification offering.

“As the market continues to shift towards a mix of electrified equipment, JLG is advancing concepts that deliver the same lift performance, maneuverability, workhours, and ease of maintenance offered by diesel power,” said Guru Bandekar, global vice president, product management and development, JLG Industries. “Dana offers a comprehensive suite of advanced drive and motion systems for electrification. This axle concept signifies one joint exploration that will help JLG retain its market leadership.”

For more than 20 years, Dana has supplied numerous drive and motion technologies for select JLG aerial work platforms and telehandler models, including axles, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic transmissions, hub drives, slew drives and driveshafts.

“Dana has made numerous strategic moves that have grown our electrification portfolio exponentially,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-highway Drive and Motion Technologies. “JLG and Dana share a passion for innovation, and a drive toward excellence through electrification.”

Dana offers vehicle manufacturers a two-pronged approach to hybridization and electrification through electrified drive systems that fit within current vehicle architectures, as well as concepts that support the complete redesign of vehicles from the ground up to maximize performance. 

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle concept combines a number of Dana products, including Spicer axle components and drive and motion intelligence, SME motor and control technologies, and gearing in a modular package that can be fine-tuned for vehicle size and performance.