Clean steel is the essential foundation upon which sound profiles and surface finishes rely. Like a basement’s concrete foundation, nobody wants cracks.
Soundness hinges on the correct mixture of materials. The steel used in bearings must be carefully manufactured and heat-treated to give it the purity, hardness and durability required to handle the many stresses it faces.
Imperfections in steel reduce the bearing’s load-carrying capacity. This can lead the bearing surface to spall prematurely.
The heavier the building, the more important it is that the foundation is solid. The same is true of bearings. The heavier the loads, the more important the steel quality becomes.
The need for consistent attributes, precision manufacturing, proper lubrication and adjustment of more heavily loaded bearings make it vital to sustain the tight tolerances. For performance and safety, these considerations are especially important to fleets running wide single tires.
Timken 454-Series wheel bearings last four times longer than those frequently used on original equipment
More uptime, higher load-carrying capacity provided for commercial vehicles.
New wheel end bearings designed for precision, performance and longevity