LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '16 (HDAW) that it launched the Meritor FastSet™ King Pin Kit to support market demand for a quicker solution to aftermarket king pin replacement.
"This new king pin offering meets an industry need for an economical, but high-quality, no-ream kit that will significantly reduce repair time," said Pete Stow, senior manager, Steering and Suspension, Aftermarket for Meritor. "Customers will appreciate reduced maintenance costs while benefitting from Meritor-quality parts."
The new kit eliminates the need for reamers, special tools and presses. With the kit, king pin bushings do not need to be reamed after they are installed into the steering knuckle, which saves labor, time and equipment costs. And instead of pressing in the bushings during installation, customers can use the kit to easily install spiral bushings by hand. Additionally, the king pin's special groove pattern design allows grease to permeate high-wear areas.
"With the elimination of so much labor and special tool requirements, installation can take place at the end user level, and costly repair shop visits can be avoided," Stow said. "As its name suggests, the FastSet is truly easy to install, maintain and own."
The Meritor FastSet King Pin Kit is covered by Meritor's standard aftermarket warranty. For more information about the new kit and availability, visit Literature on Demand on meritor.com and search for publication number SP-1637.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.