Dana to supply e-propulsion systems to Wacker Neuson

By Mike Brezonick21 February 2023

Dana Inc. has announced that it is has been selected by global equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson Group to provide the e-propulsion system for its compact construction vehicle lineup in Europe, beginning with the Kramer 5065e electric wheel loader as well as the electric telehandler models from Wacker Neuson and Kramer.

Dana TM4 motor and inverter Dana will supply an e-propulsion system to Wacker Neuson that will include TM4 motors and inverters. (Photo: Dana)

“We are committed to expanding our pioneering role in the development of emission-free equipment for construction as well as agricultural applications,” said Thomas Tilly, managing director, Weidemann GmbH and Kramer-Werke GmbH, both brands of the Wacker Neuson Group. We want to be the technology leader in performance, efficiency, and safety and are pleased to have Dana as a strong partner to achieve this goal.”

The multi-year program is expected to begin production later this year and will feature a complete electrodynamic system from Dana, including:

- The Spicer Electrified eSG101 e-Transmission.

- Two Dana TM4 SRI 200 motors paired with Dana TM4 AC-X1 inverters.

- An APC 300 series controller.

- A software platform to manage the energy source powering vehicle traction and multiple operating functions.

“The demand for electrified compact construction equipment continues to rise and Wacker Neuson and Dana understand the importance of taking a complete system approach to e-Propulsion systems – maximizing the efficiency, durability, and performance of each specific vehicle application,” said Jeroen Decleer, senior vice president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems. “We are excited about the opportunity to continue our more than 20-year collaboration with the Wacker Neuson Group as we work together to bring this complete e-Propulsion system to the market, helping to meet the rising demand for sustainable solutions.”

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