ProSteering has released enhanced tools for the purpose of identifying steering gear part numbers for its products.
ProSteering says steering gears vary in terms of where identification marks are located on the gearbox. The enhanced part number identification initiative is designed to simplify the task of getting to the correct part number for TRW and Sheppard type gears remanufactured by ProSteering, the company says.
“Truck dealers have a built-in advantage in their ability to use VIN to get to the part number in order to make the sale,” says Aaron Beazley, national sales manager. “We are trying to level the playing field so all of our customers can help the end-user vehicle customer accurately identify steering gear part numbers in order to drive that business to their preferred point of distribution.”
ProSteering says new steering gear part number identification methods are available using:
- The ProSteering Application Guide offering year, make, model, OEM number, and related information to narrow the search
- Casting numbers and Gear Spec numbers
- Position and location of the I.D. Pad, Auxiliary Port, Output Shaft, Frame Mounts, Relief Valve, Input Shaft,
- Pressure and Return Ports, Valve Housing and Gear Housing
The company says materials supporting these identification methods are available both in print and online at dssprodiesel.com. Also available on the website are videos explaining steering gear identification methods along with steering gear operating principles, the company says.