Meritor releases ā€˜Fast Setā€™ king pin kit

Thereā€™s a new king (pin) in town.

Meritor hasĀ introduced theĀ FastSet King Pin Kit to supportĀ market demand for a quicker solution to aftermarket king pin replacement. The announcement was madeĀ Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas.

ā€œThis new king pin offering meets an industry need for an economical, but high-quality,Ā no-ream kit that will significantly reduce repair time,ā€ says Pete Stow, senior manager, SteeringĀ and Suspension, Aftermarket for Meritor. ā€œCustomers will appreciate reduced maintenanceĀ costs while benefitting from Meritor-quality parts.ā€

The kit eliminates the need for reamers, special tools and presses, and Stow says king pin bushings do not need to be reamed after they are installed into the steering knuckle,Ā which saves labor, time and equipment costs. And instead of pressing in the bushings duringĀ installation, customers can use the kit to easily install spiral bushings by hand. Additionally, theĀ king pinā€™s special groove pattern design allows grease to permeate high-wear areas, Meritor says.

Meritor says theĀ FastSet King Pin Kit is covered by Meritorā€™s standard aftermarket warranty.

ā€œWith the elimination of so much labor and special tool requirements, installation canĀ take place at the end user level, and costly repair shop visits can be avoided,ā€ Stow says. ā€œAsĀ its name suggests, the FastSet is truly easy to install, maintain and own.ā€

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