The Timken Company (www.timken.com) has announced its wider range of Set-Right Heavy Duty Hub Rebuild Kits in its continuing effort to provide the heavy-duty market with a complete line of wheel bearings.
The Timken 454-Series of bearings features a special design to accommodate the 2″ offset loads incorporated in many new axle designs. Its surface finishes and highly engineered raceway profiles deliver optimal performance. Together with the new Set-Right Hub Rebuild Kits, the 454-Series bearing technology enables easy maintenance of consistency in the fleets’ installation procedures for preset wheel ends.
With the introduction of the 454-Series Set-Right Hub Rebuild Kit, MileMate matched sets and traditional Set-Right Kits, Timken offers complete bearing options to serve all wheel-end configurations, including preset varieties and wide-singles. Latest testing reveals that Timken’s tapered roller bearings offer seven times the bearing life of their closest rival in heavy-duty applications.
The performance and engineering of Timken’s heavy-duty wheel end bearings has propelled them to be the choice of commercial vehicle manufacturers. A range of product options, combined with consistent technical support and training, strengthened Timken’s leadership in the aftermarket and original-equipment sectors.
With the growing demand, Timken observed that it has been strengthening capacity at facilities that are vital to its heavy-duty supply chain and with other industries. Last year, it announced a $50-million investment in its US-based steel making capacity, and earmarked a $1.7-million investment for its Lincolnton, N.C. bearing plant this year.
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