Timken Trailer Bearings
Timken trailer bearings play a vital part in keeping your trailer riding smoothly. These bearings help to provide a smooth towing ride, while also preventing friction from slowing you and putting added wear and tear on other parts of the trailer. Without these trailer bearings, towing heavy loads could inhibit wheel movement, forcing it to grind to a standstill.
Trailer wheel bearings are imperative to proper trailer function, and they don’t last forever. In fact, trailer bearings have an average lifespan of about 85,000 to 100,000 miles depending on the quality of the bearing at hand as well as the conditions under which it has operated.
How do I know it’s time to replace my trailer bearings?
If you hear noise, check your bearings to see if they need lubrication or if they are just bad and need to be replaced altogether. Another way to check the life of your bearings is checking for heat. Tow the trailer a short distance of about 5 to 10 miles and highway speeds, then park the trailer and conduct a heat check. Place your hands on each of the wheel hubs of the trailer, and if it’s too warm to hold your hand in place, you may be dealing with a bad bearing.
Choose Timken trailer bearings for top quality and high performance always. Timken produces high-functioning products you can count on, in a wide array of sizes and models for nearly any application. Timken utilizes various materials to accommodate uses across industries, always offering up optimized solutions for essentially any application that may arise.
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