The Timken Company, a global industrial technology leader that engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel, has announced that recent tests show the Timken 454-Series wheel bearings for commercial vehicles perform more than four times longer than those frequently used on original equipment.
"Engineered for strength and endurance, Timken tapered roller bearings help commercial vehicles work harder and longer," said Mark Stangl, Timken manager of automotive aftermarket products. "Timken engineers help increase uptime and load-carrying capacity with performance-enhancing designs that distribute weight efficiently across bearing components."
Available for popular axle and hub designs, Timken 454-Series wheel bearings support the 2" outset loads created by wide single tire configurations and demanding dual-tire applications.
Timken offers its 454-Series wheel bearings in both manual and pre-adjusted configurations.
In other news, the company has simplified interchanges to Timken driveline center support truck bearings by converting its parts nomenclature to align with familiar industry part numbers.
"This change makes it faster and easier for our customers to find the right Timken driveline center support bearings, also called hanger bearings, for major truck applications," said Dan Humphrey, manager of Timken commercial vehicle aftermarket sales in the United States and Canada.
"For customer convenience during this transition, our systems and packaging feature both the original and updated part numbers."
Timken driveline center support bearings have robust brackets made of reinforced heavy-gauge cold-rolled steel for strength and durability.
A rubber cushion inside each bracket provides support to absorb and isolate vibrations, extending service life in rough environments.
Timken bearing inserts are pre-greased and pre-sealed with an additional grease barrier between the bearing retainer caps and sealed bearing to extend bearing life.
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