Kenworth is now offering the new Dana SPL 250 Lite driveline for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks in linehaul and regional haul applications.
Kenworth said that the SPL 250 Lite is 25 pounds lighter, has fewer moving parts, and reduces noise, vibration and harshness values compared to the SPL 250 XL driveline series it was designed to replace.
The SPL 250Lite is built to better support powertrain downspeeding, which requires numerically lower rear axle ratios that increase driveline torque values. The new driveline can support 18,400-plus lb-ft of driveline torque, more than enough for most linehaul or regional haul operations.
“Kenworth’s addition of the SPL 250 Lite driveline reduces weight and maintains durability, provides longer service intervals for powertrain components, and enhances comfort with a quiet and smooth ride that drivers will appreciate,” said Kenworth marketin director Kurt Swihart.
The SPL 250 Lite also offers extended component life and reduced maintenance. When it’s time for a truck to be serviced, the driveline uses common end yokes and universal joints with the rest of the SPL family, making the changeover a non-issue during service work.