Meritor adds to wheel-end aftermarket portfolio

Updated Jul 10, 2012

MeritorMeritor’s Aftermarket business has added heavy-duty truck and trailer oil-bath wheel seals to its wheel-end parts offerings. The new additions continue Meritor’s “complete solutions” approach to expanding its aftermarket product portfolio, the company says.

Meritor says the new product is available in a standard and a premium version and will be distributed from the company’s North American distribution centers in Florence, Ky., and Brampton, Ontario, beginning in July.

“Adding the wheel seals will serve to strengthen our comprehensive all-makes, wheel-end offerings to fleets, dealers and distributors across North America,” says Tim Bauer, business unit director, Undercarriage Products, Meritor.

The new wheel seals are said to feature a wide-seal band, a multi-zone labyrinth design, unique low-friction bumpers, plus the industry’s thickest steel casing (0.07-in.) that helps prevent installation damage.

“Customers have the ability to install this product by hand or use a third party installation tool,” says Adam Kretz, product manager, Meritor.

Meritor says warranties for the seals will be one year or 150,000 miles for the standard model, and two years or 300,000 miles for the premium model.

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