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ConMet PreSet Plus Hubs to Be Standard on Kenworth Trucks

For immediate release: March 26, 2014

Vancouver, WA –PreSet Plus hub assemblies from Consolidated Metco (ConMet) will be standard on all Kenworth Class 8 trucks.

“Kenworth customers will receive better performance and easier general maintenance with ConMet PreSet Plus hubs, which help to further enhance the reliability and serviceability of vehicle wheel ends,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.

PreSet Plus hub assemblies feature ConMet Premium Bearings, which offer a significant advantage over standard bearings. And PreSet Plus hubs outperform other products through superior design elements:

  • An integrated spindle nut simplifies installation, protects components during installation and removal, and aids in removal of the assembly during service.
  • The patented nut system increases clamp, improves safety and eliminates adjustments required to engage a locking ring.
  • A new bearing spacer has been optimized for the PreSet Plus system to accommodate higher clamp loads.
  • Components are field serviceable.

PreSet Plus hub assemblies are available in aluminum for lightweight solutions and in iron for non-weight sensitive applications. There are designs for steer, drive and trailer axles as well as for disc and drum brakes.

About ConMet

Consolidated Metco, a major Class 8 truck supplier, is a subsidiary of AMSTED Industries, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers, specializing in products that serve the rail, heavy-duty vehicle, automotive, construction/building, and general industrial markets. Amsted is also one of the largest 100 percent employee-owned companies in the United States. For additional information about ConMet or its advanced line of products, visit