Elgin, IL 60123


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890 N. State Street, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123

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SKF is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket components for the commercial vehicle market, including tapered bearings, Scotseal wheel seals, Brakemaster air dryers, pinion seals and hub caps.

SKF - Providing reliable product solutions to the heavy duty industry

As they have since the dawn of the trucking industry, SKF heavy duty components are helping operators meet today's challenges. SKF engineers are able to take a systems approach to component design, which results in improved product reliability, reduced need for maintenance and, most important, lower total costs per mile.

SKF solutions range from bearings with integrated electronics for improved safety and functionality, to advanced sealing solutions that are impervious to extreme temperatures and invasive chemicals.

NEW SKF VSM web site offers improved navigation; numerous technical resources

The new SKF web site at provides users with the most current information about SKF products and services in an on-line format, including its wheel end bearings, Scotseal® PlusXL wheel seals and new Rebuild kit for PreSet® hub assemblies.

The web site features SKF's award winning on-line catalog that allows users to search for SKF products by year, make and model. The on-line catalog delivers up-to-the minute data for SKF's complete product line, including part specifications and images.

The SKF Heavy Duty Pit Crew program provides product training and technical tips

The SKF Heavy Duty Pit Crew program is a training program designed exclusively for heavy duty fleet technicians. The program provides fleet technicians with the industry's latest tech tips, product information and failure analysis data through its new Heavy Duty Pit Crew e-newsletter. The e-newsletter also offers monthly updates on SKF's racing and technical relationship with NASCAR's Richard Childress Racing. Additionally, Heavy Duty Pit Crew members may receive product guides and self-study guides through periodic mailings.

For more information about the SKF and its products and services, visit, or contact your local SKF representative.

Products & Press Releases

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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

TraX Wheel End Monitor

Jan. 21, 2020
The SKF TraX Wheel End Monitor (WEM) is designed to intelligently monitor wheel end vibration and temperature to detect any potential issues on heavy duty vehicles. It notifies...
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Diagnostics and Drivability

P.S.I and SKF partner to offer warranty extension for ATIS with ThermALERT

When the SKF TFO-7 wheel-end configuration is specified for use with the P.S.I. automatic tire inflation system, P.S.I. will extend its parts coverage to seven years.
Industry News

SKF USA appoints George Garner as Director of OES Truck Sales and Ray Bihn as Vice President of Automotive Sales

Dec. 8, 2016
SKF USA announced the appointment of George Garner as Director of OES Truck Sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market. Ray Bihn will assume Garner’s current position as Vice President...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Spindle Nut Locking System

Nov. 10, 2015
The SKF Spindle Nut Locking System is designed for both tractors and trailers. The components are forged, precision machined and then assembled with two high-strength lock bolts...
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Engine and Powertrain

Lincoln Fuel Transfer Pump, No. 1550

April 9, 2015
The SKF Lincoln Fuel Transfer Pump, No. 1550, was developed to transfer diesel, kerosene or mineral spirits from both mobile and stationary tanks. The pump can be used in agricultural...

SKF announces gift card promotion

April 1, 2015
The grand prize is a VIP race experience.
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Air Tools

Brakemaster air dryers

Aug. 19, 2014
SKF Brakemaster air dryers are designed to handle extreme air system demands for a range of vocations. They serve to help reduce downtime and save money on air system repairs....
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Repair Information Sources

Laser Vibrometer

July 14, 2014
The SKF Laser Vibrometer (MSL-7000 series) is a non-contact, laser-based tool to measure vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors, and pumps reliably without...
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Repair Information Sources

TKTL 40 infrared thermometer

July 14, 2014
The SKF TKTL 40 portable infrared thermometer enables safe and efficient temperature measurement from a distance. The thermometer performs with a distance-to-spot ratio of 50:...
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Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Separator Filter Dryer for pneumatic tools and devices

March 18, 2014
The SKF Separator Filter Dryer is an air dryer that provides contaminant-free air to pneumatic devices. Designed to keep compressed air free of oil, contaminants and moisture,...

Articles & News

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SKF and Hazet enter into partnership
Industry News

SKF and HAZET form partnership for independent automotive aftermarket

The partnership aims to co-develop innovative solutions for the needs of professional shops.
The TraX wheel end monitor is an advanced sensor unit that intelligently monitors vibrations and easily detects damage to truck and trailer wheel bearings.
Industry News

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket to showcase latest wheel end products at TMC Annual 2023 Exhibition

Jan. 31, 2023
Products featured include wheel end monitor vibration analysis technology to detect wheel bearing failures before serious problems arise.
Industry News

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket to showcase latest wheel end products at HDAW 2023

Jan. 12, 2023
SKF will be at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Texas to demonstrate its latest products and innovations and a sneak peek into upcoming industrial lubrication technologies.
The third-generation hub bearing unit is a fully integrated system that provides significant simplification in corner design and handling when compared with more traditional designs.

Unitized hubs offer optimized automotive performance

Nov. 16, 2021
Sealed and lubricated for life, they are critical to ABS and TCS operation

Videos & Resources

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The Garage

VIDEO: Drum Plug Wrench, No. 5841

May 22, 2019
In this video, Lincoln Industrial displays the features of the Drum Plug Wrench, No. 5841.
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Body Shop & Repair

VIDEO: How to install an SKF Heavy Duty U-joint

May 15, 2017
This video demonstrates how to install an SKF heavy duty U-joint on a Freightliner Cascadia.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

SKF Locking Spindle Nut installation Video

Sept. 9, 2015
This videos features a demonstration on how to properly install an SKF Locking Spindle Nut.
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Ask the Expert and Tech Tips

SKF Proper Hub Axle Nut Torque Video

April 7, 2014
Correct torquing procedure done on front wheel hub units using a Ford Explorer as an example.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

SKF proper torque for a ConMet PreSet hub video

Jan. 27, 2014
This video shows how to properly torque a ConMet PreSet hub on a steer axle application.

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Krown product line

Feb. 25, 2014
SKF offers four rust protection products in the Krown product line including Krown Corrosion Inhibitor, Fast Acting Penetrant, Salt Eliminator and Chain Lubricant. The Krown Corrosion...

SKF appoints Tom O’Brien as president of SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America

Jan. 30, 2014
In his new role, O’Brien will oversee all sales and marketing initiatives for the SKF VSM automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets in North America.
Diagnostics and Drivability

SKF adds wheel end training videos to YouTube training channel

Dec. 13, 2013
SKF has expanded its YouTube channel,, to include heavy duty wheel end training videos designed around the SKF Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) Program, which ...
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Training and Resources

SKF training trucks visit over 100,000 technicians across North America

Nov. 27, 2013
SKF launched its training truck program in 2010 to create a one-on-one educational experience with automotive and heavy duty technicians.
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Industry News

Montana shop manager and Carquest rep win NASCAR experience in SKF promotion

Nov. 12, 2013
Winners and guests witnessed Penske Racing Team in action at Talladega Superspeedway.

Mike McGrath, President of the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America, passes away

Oct. 15, 2013
The automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets are mourning the loss of Mike McGrath, an automotive and heavy duty industry leader for the past 25 years. Mike passed away suddenly...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

TFO (Trouble-Free Operation) wheel end maintenance guide

Sept. 23, 2013
SKF has refreshed its TFO (Trouble-Free Operation) wheel end maintenance guide (457975) to provide the latest wheel end maintenance practices, detailed instructional materials...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

TF Hubcaps

Aug. 26, 2013
For well over a decade, SKF TF Hubcaps have helped fleets log literally billions of trouble-free miles. Engineered of DuPont Zytel, SKF TF Hubcaps are lighter than steel and stronger...
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Oil, Lube, and Fluid Equipment

18V Lithium-Ion PowerLuber Grease Gun

March 25, 2013
The innovative design of the Lincoln 18V Lithium-Ion PowerLuber grease gun incorporates outstanding run-time, output pressure and grease flow, as well as a multi-function LCD ...

Car Care Council vehicle check up draws hundreds of cars at Northwood International Auto Show

Oct. 10, 2012
First consumer vehicle check-up event held in conjunction with Northwood University.
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Scotseal PlusXL

Aug. 24, 2012
SKF's Scotseal PlusXL contains four internal sealing lips designed to keep road contaminants out and bearings lubricated. The seal’s inside diameter provides wider contact with...
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Product Guide

Lug Locking device

May 20, 2011
SKF introduces its lug lock device, a mechanism designed to alert fleet maintenance personnel of a loosened wheel nut before it backs off the stud. The SKF lug lock provides a...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Wheel End Protection

Aug. 10, 2010
SKF's Splashguard is an advanced protection plug for its line of Scotseal TF Hubcaps. The Splashguard features an exclusion technology with multiple barriers to protect wheel...
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Product Guide

Transmissions Kits

Aug. 10, 2010
SKF's complete line of differential, transfer case and transmission kits for automotive, light duty and commercial vehicle applications provide extensive coverage for the most...
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Training Products and Tools

Interactive E-Catalog CD

May 6, 2009
SKF recently introduced a comprehensive e-catalog CD specific to its heavy duty aftermarket product offering. The CD, entitled SKF Heavy Duty E-cat desktop applications (457002...
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Training Products and Tools

Heavy Duty Pit Crew e-newsletter

May 6, 2009
SKF recently introduced the Heavy Duty Pit Crew e-newsletter, a monthly e-newsletter written exclusively for technicians and professionals in the heavy duty industry. The Heavy...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Scotseal PlusXL

May 6, 2009
The Scotseal PlusXL from SKF protects wheel end components from contaminants and oil, ultimately producing longer bearing and seal life. Manufactured of Hydrogenated Nitrile ...
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

SKF Unitized Pinion Seals

March 30, 2009
SKF introduces unitized pinion seals for heavy duty applications
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Rebuild Kit for PreSet Hub Assemblies

Sept. 4, 2008
SKF now offers the rebuild kit for PreSet, the industry's only all-in-one rebuild kit for PreSet hub assemblies. The rebuild kit addresses the wheel end service needs for model...