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Improved Spicer LMS Hub System

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Dana introduced a hub system that offers original-equipment and end-user customers value and complexity savings while improving driveline reliability and maintenance time.


The new Spicer LMSi incorporates Dana's LMS (Low Maintenance System) technology and new integrated features that further enhance end-user and OEM savings and convenience.

Major benefits include improved retention clamp load for more reliable performance. LMSi also reduces disassembly and installation times by up to five minutes versus conventional hub systems and enhances ease of removal for improved shop safety. The LMSi supports a more eco-friendly position than other designs through better control of contaminates during removal and best-in-class efficient seal technology. The new seal technology provides reduced friction for minimized rolling resistance delivering improvements in fuel efficiency and a reduction of heat to maximize seal life.

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Through the use of a standard robust aluminum hub, Spicer LMSi offers customers a 20 pound per hub weight advantage when compared with conventional iron hubs. And like the LMS, the LMSi hub allows Dana to approve the use of tandem drive axles from 38,000 to 40,000 pounds when using 2-inch outset wheels with wide-base tires. This saves the fleets money and reduces complexity by eliminating the need to specify a more costly, non-standard, wide-width drive axle with unique outset wheels.

Spicer LMSi is designed to extend user service intervals to 500,000 miles, and is available for a wide range of axle capacities for both steer and drive axles. LMSi can be OE factory-filled with Roadranger FE 75W-90 Synthetic Lubricants, for further supporting fuel efficiency in drive axle systems. The LMSi hubs are also compatible with Extended Life Roadranger Synthetic Lubes.

More info: www.roadranger.com

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