Tractors Featuring Dana Technologies Sweep All Four Categories in “Tractor of the Year 2021” Awards

Dana Incorporated announced that the company’s advanced drive technologies are used on all four of the winners in the “Tractor of the Year 2021awards competition.

The four winners include:

  • The Massey Ferguson 8 S.265 high-horsepower tractor featuring a Spicer modular steer axle as well as Dana’s high-precision gears and shifting solutions. The tractor earned the coveted “Tractor of the Year” award.
  • The Valtra G 135 Versu multi-purpose tractor, which earned top honors in the “Best Utility” category. It utilizes a Spicer steer axle, along with gears and shifting solutions from Dana.
  • The Fendt 211 V Vario narrow-track tractor, which won the “Best of Specialized” award and uses a Spicer steer axle.
  • The Claas Axion 960 CEMOS tractor, which received the “Sustainable Tractor of the Year” designation and is equipped with a Spicer suspended steer axle, driveshaft, and gears.

Altogether, Dana technologies are featured on 10 of this year’s 18 finalists in the distinguished international showcase, which is held annually.

“Advanced drive technologies deliver superior traction, fuel efficiency, sustainability, and operator comfort that boost the productivity and competitiveness of agriculture operations. Once again, this year’s ‘Tractor of the Year’ awards competition clearly demonstrates how to drive innovations from Dana contribute to the exceptional performance of the best tractors in the world.”

said Aziz Aghili, executive vice president and president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems.

Front suspended axles from Dana deliver enhanced speed and operator comfort for compact tractor applications as well as tractors with increased performance requirements. Dana also offers independent suspension axles for open-field tractors up to 375 kW (500 hp).

Dana produces highly engineered shifting solutions for the agriculture market, including synchronizers, clutches, and bevel gear sets.  The solutions offer faster synchronization times, enhanced shifting performance and driver comfort, improved efficiency, and lower overall transmission weight.

Dana’s innovative products improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of agriculture applications such as sprayers, tractors, telehandlers, combines, and harvesters.  Dana’s portfolio of advanced technologies has been engineered to support increased crop yields, optimized harvesting operations, lower emissions, improved operator safety and comfort, and reduced total cost of ownership.

First presented in 1998, “Tractor of the Year” winners are selected by a jury of 26 European editors from independent technical magazines specializing in agriculture machinery. 

Source: Dana