EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has extended the standard warranty on its Gunite automatic slack adjusters to six years/one million miles.
The company says this is the industry’s best standard warranty for automatic slack adjusters. The Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 range products are covered by the longer warranty.
They were previously covered for five years/500,000 miles in over-the-road/line-haul applications on trucks and trailers.
The slack adjusters are now covered for three years/200,000 miles (up from two years/200,000 miles) in severe-service applications.
“Our investment in automated, state-of-the-art slack adjuster assembly operations at our Rockford, Illinois, facility has significantly improved the rigor of our quality processes for Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 ASA components,” Scott Hazlett, Accuride senior vice-president of operations said. “We are able to achieve tighter production tolerances than ever before, giving us even greater confidence in the ability of our automatic slack adjusters to dependably perform as promised, mile after mile. As a result, we are passing along that confidence to our customers by increasing the warranty coverage on these products to industry-best levels.”
Gunite slack adjusters are built at Accuride’s Rockford, Ill. facility.