Dana Rexroth unveils R2 hydromechanical variable transmission

Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems has unveiled the R2 hydromechanical variable transmission, or HVT, a new powersplit system resulting from the 50-50 joint venture between Dana and Bosch Rexroth AG.

The R2 is a modular platform that delivers a full suite of configuration options and software controls, such as direct or remote mounting, flexibility in shift control and drive strategy parameters, and the deployment of up to three PTOs, the company said.

According to the company, the R2 is ideal for front-end loaders, motor graders, industrial lift trucks, reach stackers, forestry skidders, and other off-highway applications requiring 135 to 195 kW (180 to 260 horsepower) of engine output power.

"The R2 is a truly innovative transmission platform that combines Dana's and Bosch Rexroth's deep knowledge of powertrains," said Jeroen Decleer, managing director of Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems. "The R2 is unique in its ability to integrate hydrostatic, mechanical, and control systems through a modular approach that can accommodate the application requirements and customer preferences demanded by the off-highway market."