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Meritor® Announces Launch of ReadySet™ King Pin Kits

January 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM EST

TROY, Mich., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced the launch of ReadySet No-Ream King Pin Kits on MeritorPartsXpress.com (MPX) to help customers more easily find a king pin kit for major axle applications.

"With this new launch supported by easier search functionality on MPX for king pins, we now offer a full portfolio covering multiple pin diameters and lengths for fleets requiring quick maintenance," said Joe Ghering, senior manager, steering and suspension for Meritor.

ReadySet with pre-sized bushings is ideal for linehaul, vocational, city delivery and bus applications. The kit is offered under the Meritor® aftermarket brand and fits a range of axle applications from Meritor®, Dana®, Eaton, Spicer®, and Ford®. The no-ream bushing is a cost-effective option that saves labor over conventional bushing kits that require reaming and is easily installed.

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. Instead of pressing in the bushings, customers can use applicable bushing drivers for easy installation. With the addition of the ReadySet line to Meritor's king pin portfolio, Meritor now has a complete offering that meets multiple price point requirements and covers 95 percent of the market for ream and no-ream applications. ReadySet king pin kits are covered by Meritor's standard one-year aftermarket warranty and are backed by extensive customer support.

Meritor is making it easier for customers to identify and purchase king pins by adding  Xact Search functionality to MPX. Previously, customers had to know which kit fit their application or would have to call Meritor for technical assistance. Now, customers can identify the right king pin by entering make, model, year and axle manufacturer into the search fields and will see all Meritor's kits with different bushing offerings for the axle regardless of original manufacturer.  

For more information about the kits and availability, visit meritorpartsxpress.com. Also visit the website for information about an interactive distance training seminar on king pin kit solutions for proper repair based on application and shop capability at 11 a.m. ETFeb. 13.

About Meritor
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 8,600 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 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.

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