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Eaton and Matco expand MD tool availability

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Eaton Corp. has teamed up with Matco Tools, to expand the availability of its new Eaton MD Mobi...

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Eaton Corp. has teamed up with Matco Tools, to expand the availability of its new Eaton MD Mobile Diagnostic service tools.

Matco, based in Stow, Ohio, and its more than 1,500 distributors will now provide truck technicians with convenient means to purchase the Eaton MD tool.

In addition, Eaton now provides quality Matco hand tools and Matco tool kits through their Web site, Matco markets and delivers a variety of products and services to the Class 6-8 trucking industry, including hand tools, air tools, tool storage, shop equipment, engine service, chassis service, as well as diagnostic service and tool kits.

Eaton introduced the MD Tool in March with the MD-200 series, which simultaneously monitors a host of vehicle components, including engine and powertrain components, for all makes and models of trucks in North America. In July, Eaton expanded the MD lineup with the introduction of the MD-300 series software that enables PCs to quickly diagnose commercial vehicle electronic systems via SAE J1587 diagnostic link and a unique Windows-based intuitive graphical interface.

“Matco will assist us greatly in bringing the industry’s most complete diagnostic tools to an increasingly large number of service professionals and technicians,” said Josette Russell, Roadranger parts marketing manager. “Matco’s extraordinary customer support and commitment to technology make them a great partner for a product like MD Tools. Customers can now purchase the MD tool in the same manner they currently purchase so many other fine tools from Matco.”

Matco’s Vice President of Marketing, Lynda Banig adds, “We’re looking forward to a long, profitable relationship with one of the strongest names in trucking – Eaton. On top of that, the MD Tool provides us with an excellent addition to our product line and will reinforce our reputation as a quality supplier of innovative tools to the commercial trucking industry.”

Matco’s heavy-duty tool catalogs are available through any Matco distributor or by calling 866-BUY-TOOL. Additional information is available at or contact Julianne Burgess at for more information.

The Eaton MD-300 PC diagnostic software and other Eaton MD Mobile Diagnostic tools also may be ordered by contacting any Roadranger representative or visiting: Additional information is available by calling 1-800-826-HELP (4357).

A complete list of training session sites for the Eaton MD Tool is available at

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