Dana’s new line for Paccar
DANA AUSTRALIA has announced the launch of a new line of interaxles and main driveshafts for Paccar Genuine Parts.
Dana says the new products, manufactured at its Keysborough plant in Victoria, will cater to all applications while helping increase crucial uptime sought by fleets in the ultra-competitive aftermarket.
Customised in direct collaboration with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the shorter inter-axles, which are housed between the front axle and tandem rear axle, have been specified for the 1710 and 1810 inter-axle product range. The main driveshafts will cater to 1710, 1810, SPL170 and 250 models.
Warren Farrugia, Dana Australia business development aftermarket, says by providing national and local fleets with a variety of inter-axles and main driveshafts, the company will be able to deliver uptime solutions for fleets across the country.
“Being an OE supplier for many truck brands the consistent feedback that we’ve had from fleets is they want a more reliable aftermarket product that eliminates downtime and increases more uptime,” Farrugia says.
As the local arm of a global manufacturing specialist, Dana Australia says it can draw upon its OE suppliers and engineering to bring in additional products to support fleets and the different types of profiles they have across truck brands from Europe and the US.
“We’re tapping into a whole variety of different inter-axle and main driveshafts for different types of brands and these new products will also help us to accommodate further truck brands in the market.”
According to Farrugia, Paccar Parts will be selling the driveshaft product range as a service replacement driveshaft under the brand name Paccar Genuine Parts through its own dealership network. He says in order to support all of its fleets throughout Australia, Dana will rely on its partnership with national drivetrain distributor Driveline Services whose reach across all states and territories should further reduce the downtime for OEMs awaiting the new parts offered by Dana.
“Driveline is fully trained on our product process, procedures and quality standards. They use all of our OE genuine parts to manufacture their different types of inter-axles and driveshafts, which then allows us to have a quicker turnaround time frame to support this new product range.”
Having a global reach, according to Farrugia, allows Dana to tap into other brands that it is not currently manufacturing for.
“It gives the fleets the same quality component that they would purchase from an OE truck brand new in the aftermarket space,” he said. “There’s that reliability, quality, performance and also the fact the driveshafts are locally made in Australia – supporting Australian manufacturing and securing jobs.”
Below left: Dana’s driveshafts are locally manufactured
Above: Dana Australia are manufacturing inter-axles for Paccar Parts