Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced it is continuing efforts to upgrade its base specifications on it trailers to maximize performance. As part of the upgrade, ConMet’s Preset Plus wheel end hubs will be the standard base specification on all Utility Trailer models.
The ConMet Preset Plus will offer low maintenance and is designed for durability, Utility officials said in a press release.
The ConMet Preset Plus features an optimized bearing spacer, long-life bearings that are engineered to withstand demanding operating conditions, an integrated spindle nut that makes installation easier and improves wheel end clamp load to maintain proper endplay, precision machined casting, extended life seals, ABS tone ring, magnetic fill plug and easy access fill hole.
The hubs are available in aluminum and iron, drum and air-disc brake options for both TP and TN axle configurations.
“Our ConMet Preset Plus hubs are the standard position across all major truck OEMs. Recently, this technology has been gaining momentum in the trailer market with fleets focusing on reduced lifecycle costs and ease of installation and maintenance for trailers,’ Ken Kelly, ConMet’s vice president of trailer, fleet and service, and Tier 1 suppliers said. “Additionally, a common wheel end technology between truck and trailers simplifies service procedures and technician training.”