SKF announces extended warranty coverage for trailer wheel-end components

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ELGIN, Ill. — SKF has announced the availability of extended warranty packages on its OEM and aftermarket trailer wheel-end products.

Coverage of up seven years is now available, depending on the components in the package, through its SKF Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) program.

SKF says it has tested compatibility of its products with the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, given the increased market penetration of the tire inflation system.

“The industry has been demanding wheel-end products that work together and complement each other, especially when it comes to warranties,” said Scott Simmonds, vice-president of heav- duty sales at SKF. “Fleets want to know that they can use the best products without having to worry about conflicting warranties later on.”

The SKF TFO extended warranty wheel end system package offers several advantages for OEMs and fleets. The package does not require customers to purchase pre-assembled kits. Instead, customers can continue to purchase and install product as they do today. Fleets can reduce sourcing by using the SKF TFO wheel-end system on all trailer applications, the company says. Additionally, the SKF TFO extended warranty wheel-end system package typically includes an SKF Scotseal Plus XL wheel seal, SKF premium tapered bearing, and SKF TF hubcap. The wheel-end system components can be used with proven industry spindle nut designs and lubricants.

The new wheel-end solutions will be available in January 2015 for trailer OEMs and fleets, SKF announced.


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