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Timken Expands Line of Wheel Seals and Tools

March 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Timken is expanding its line of wheel seals and installation tools for the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.


The Outrunner line of products, sourced from another manufacturer and sold under the Timken brand, offers a premium wheel seal designed to meet the performance demands of low-maintenance wheel ends.

Two designs of this seal are available from Timken, the Outrunner Standard and the Outrunner PH (Performance Hybrid). The design of both variations promotes ease of installation and reduction of friction. Other features include an interlock design that provides enhanced dust- and leak-prohibiting protection, which lengthens bearing uptime and extends maintenance intervals.

The Outrunner PH seal features a hybrid metal and rubber outside diameter that reduces installation problems associated with other types of seal designs. The rubber in the hybrid compensates for minor bore imperfections and helps eliminate seal misalignment.

The Outrunner PH also uses an exclusionary interlock labyrinth seal design that lowers torque and heat generation to promote longer seal life and potential fuel economy. The seal lip material is compatible with mineral, synthetic and semi-fluid greases.

Timken offers seal installation tools, which are engineered for Outrunner to help position and properly seat the seals.

More info: www.Timken.com/automotive

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