SKF has announced the availability of a new, easily installed spindle nut locking system for both tractors and trailers that it says provides a high degree of strength.
According to SKF, the spindle’s components are forged, precision machined and then assembled with two high-strength lock bolts to withstand the adverse conditions experienced in heavy-duty applications.
The two-piece SKF spindle nut locking system includes a hardened internal tab lock washer and a forged precision machined flange nut – a combination that meshes with precision-formed threads to provide exceptional strength, the company says.
“The new SKF spindle nut locking system not only is affordable, but it offers one of the strongest systems available,” said Kenyatta Matlock, Business Development Manager – Heavy Duty, SKF. “The system is a perfect solution for meeting today’s rigorous maintenance standards.”
The system, which is available in steering, drive and trailer sizes, is easy to install, requiring no special tools. It also is easy to service, providing consistent wheel bearing adjustment accuracy to avoid the extremes of pre-load and excessive bearing end play, SKF says.