NTN, the parent company of Bower Bearings, has added Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits to its heavy-duty product line. The product combines tapered roller bearing sets with a cone spacer for a number of wheel-end applications.
Bower’s Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits use a high-strength alloy steel spacer to achieve the proper amount of endplay on the two included sets of precision tapered roller bearings. This kit allows technicians to use the OE installation procedure for repeatable, consistent and accurate installation without the need for manual adjustment of bearing endplay.
“Eliminating the need for manual adjustment of wheel bearing endplay reduces installation time and margin for error, resulting in maximized uptime,” said Matt Gorski, manager of product management for NTN’s automotive aftermarket.
Bower Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits are now available to Bower’s North American distributors in popular applications for steer, drive and trailer axles.