By John Latta
ArvinMeritor announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, March 22, a plan to enlarge its portfolio of OEM-specification remanufactured components for North American customers.
According to Doug Wolma, general manager for ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket remanufacturing business, reman parts offer a lower-cost alternative while meeting the same quality requirements as new components. The components – brake shoes, axle carriers, manual transmissions, wedge brake actuators, hydraulic brake cylinders, transfer cases and trailer axles – are remanufactured at the company’s Plainfield, Ind., plant.
ArvinMeritor also introduced its RideSentry trailer suspension with a new PinLoc slider locking mechanism that the company says reduces the potential for incidents by using an angled pin design and an air assist with a parking brake interlock to securely engage the slider pins before the trailer moves. Sergio Carvalho, vice president and general manager of North American Trailer Systems for ArvinMeritor, said the company’s new suspension is optimized to provide reliable performance for dry and refrigerated van trailers in capacities of 38,000 and 40,000 pounds.
The company also introduced a global hub reduction axle family of single and tandem rear axles for on-/off-highway heavy haul and construction, refuse, logging, concrete and mining markets.