SAF-Holland Inc. will include Gabriel heavy-duty shock products, the FleetLine and GasSLX product lines, in its Gold Line Quality Parts brand offering, the two companies announced. The Gold Line offering will expand the products SAF-Holland supplies to the aftermarket in order to further enhance and serve aftermarket customers, SAF-Holland says. With Gold Line, SAF-Holland says it is able to offer an expanded parts line with current and new supplier partnerships, as well as the company’s knowledge of heavy-duty parts. Currently, Gold Line Quality Parts brand offers landing gear accessories, brake chambers, tapered wheel bearings, kingpin lock, air springs and grease, as well as the entire Gabriel shock and TSE brake chamber lines. Within the next year, Gold Line will expand brake and wheel-end offerings.
FleetLine shocks are designed as a direct replacement for commercial OE shocks, and are built to meet or exceed OE specifications and quality standards. They feature valving rates that compensate for initial truck suspension softening to deliver top performance, as well as a pre-loaded piston ring that compensates for wear.
The Gabriel GasSLX is a premium adjustable gas shock for long-life commercial vehicles that delivers customizable comfort and control in a high-performance, durable product. The GasSLX’s gas cell design creates a physical barrier between gas and the high-temperature fluid to allow it to adapt to diverse road conditions and payloads without fade or reduced damping.
“Gold Line Quality Parts brand will allow us to offer an expanded portfolio of quality replacement part options that are readily available, and more economical than ever before,” said Carl Mesker, vice president of SAF-Holland’s aftermarket business unit.