Meritor North American Aftermarket Business announced Tuesday the launch of a Meritor-branded shock absorber product line. The new line, which is immediately available, replaces the Gabriel-branded shocks previously distributed by the company and is available to all North American warehouse distributors and OEM dealers.
Tim Bauer, Director of Undercarriage Products for Meritor, says the company’s decision to branch into a self-branded shock line was based on the desire to gain more control over the engineering of the products it distributes.
The shocks are available in three models: cab shocks, standard duty shocks and premium adjustable shocks, the company announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week
The shock line is the first entrant into Meritor’s new AllFit series, addressing the all-makes market segment.
“These shocks reconcile perfectly with the diverse application and performance demands of the heavy duty aftermarket,” Bauer says. “We understand our customers want choices, so we’ve made this first move to offer this broad grouping of all-makes parts under a Meritor brand.”
The three product classes are:
- Cab shock: designed to isolate the cab from the vehicle’s frame maximizing ride comfort.
- Standard-Duty: manufactured with premium components to help ensure longevity on the road.
- Premium Adjustable: can be converted to three settings – regular, firm or extra firm.
“These shocks will provide superior ride comfort, all for greater operational control of the vehicle and minimize road vibration,” said Bauer. “Shock absorbers play an important role in this equation by supporting greater control and maximizing protection for the driver and cargo.”