JLG, Dana Partner on Electric Axle for Aerial Lifts

Dana logo

JLG Industries and Dana Incorporated announced their collaboration at the 2019 Bauma in Munich to develop an advanced Spicer Electrified e-Axle for the next generation of MEWPs as part of JLG's electrification initiative. 

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20% when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains.

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle 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."

For more information, visit www.dana.com and www.jlg.com.