Dana, Bosch Rexroth finalize venture to engineer and build off-highway transmissions

  • 28-Oct-2011 08:42 EDT

Tests on front-end loaders with the new HVT powersplit system (shown) demonstrate fuel savings in the drivetrain of more than 20% when compared with the same vehicle outfitted with a conventional torque converter transmission.

Dana Holding Corp. and Bosch Rexroth AG have completed their 50:50 joint venture to develop and manufacture advanced powersplit drive transmissions for global off-highway markets. Known as Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems, the JV will engineer, manufacture, and market hydromechanical variable powersplit transmission (HVT) systems, which the suppliers believe will play an important role in improving fuel economy, productivity, emissions reductions, and vehicle maneuverability. Dana and Bosch Rexroth are each contributing staff, intellectual property, and capital to the new JV company, which is based in Arco, Italy. “Dana's expertise in drivetrain system engineering and manufacturing and Bosch Rexroth's deep experience in hydraulics and control systems will enable this enterprise to deliver a unique combination of advanced transmission solutions,” said Dana Chief Technical Officer George Constand. Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems’ HVT series is targeted for the construction, material handling, and forestry markets with initial focus on wheel loaders and graders up to 360 hp (270 kW).

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

AKG of America’s research and development center at its Mebane, North Carolina, facility hosted a grand opening in February that features a new water/glycol thermal shock test stand for product validation.
Thermal imaging data obtained from a FLIR high-performance camera shows that the expected turbine output temperature is approximately 285°C when the helicopter is in forward flight. However, during hover operations a steady state temperature of about 343°C will be reached.

Related Items

Training / Education
Training / Education