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2020-01-23 | PRESS RELEASE

Bower Bearings Announces the Launch of Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits for Heavy Duty Applications

Mt. Prospect, Ill. – NTN, the parent company of Bower Bearings, is pleased to announce the addition of Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits to our heavy duty product line. Combining Bower’s precision-engineered tapered roller bearing sets with a precisely-machined cone spacer, these wheel-end kits provide solutions for the heavy duty truck industry’s most popular wheel-end applications.

Bower Kit BPKRDTC1Bower’s Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits use a precision engineered, high-strength alloy steel spacer to achieve the proper amount of endplay on the two included sets of precision taperedroller bearings. This kit allows a technician to use the OE installation procedure for easily repeatable, consistent and accurate installation without the need for time-consuming, manual adjustment of bearing endplay.

“We have listened to the demand from our heavy duty customers, and we are proud to provide them a solution to a common maintenance issue faced by heavy duty fleets,” said Matt Gorski, Manager of Product Management for NTN’s Automotive Aftermarket, “Eliminating the need for manual adjustment of wheel bearing endplay reduces installation time and margin for error, resulting in maximized uptime.”

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. These kits will make their public debut in Bower’s booth #1617 at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2020, January 27-30 in Grapevine, TX. To learn more about Bower’s product line, visit: POWEROFBOWER.com


About Bower
Bower has over a century of experience supplying heavy duty bearing solutions to North America. Today our manufacturing plants in Macomb, Illinois and Hamilton, Alabama continue to produce bearings for customers worldwide. Bower’s USA-based, dedicated automotive engineering and testing center entrenches Bower as the industry leader in bearing innovation. Bower is owned by NTN, a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial bearings. For more information, visit http://go.ntnamericas.com/BowerHDBearings


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