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Old 03-08-2016, 08:40 PM   #15
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Timken wheel bearings

Some Timken bearings are Chinese made.Be aware,pay a little more and get the USA made Timken's.There is a difference.



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Old 03-08-2016, 10:52 PM   #16
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Exactly. I ordered mine from Inland Truck service here locally. The guy at the counter told me they are only supposed to be shipped the USA bearings. When they came in they were. Paid a whole lot more but it's my money and hopefully will help save an American worker their job. At least that's my hope.
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Learn to pack bearings by hand. Then you can use a tub of Wheel Bearing Grease. Repacking once per year is good. But quality bearings should be good for 100K miles or more.
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Quality is the key word there! A lot of inferior offshore stuff out there. Packing bearings by hand is actually kind of fun. Been doing it for decades. Plus it's one of the things every man should be able to do. Tried all the bearing packers over the years and they are not any cleaner or better. Plus that's one less thing to carry on trips. Red tacky goop comes in the tubs too. Nothing beats starting the towing season better than a fresh bearing service.
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Some Timken bearings are Chinese made.Be aware,pay a little more and get the USA made Timken's.There is a difference.
They won't be made in the US for much longer, they're moving jobs out of Ohio and to India. Can't compete with slave labor.

Better order up spares now!
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:24 AM   #20
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Good idea. I'll get some ordered and stashed away. Truly is a shame to lose jobs that way. Thanks.
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Packing bearings by hand is actually kind of fun. Been doing it for decades. Plus it's one of the things every man should be able to do.
I hate packing bearings. Everytime I do my nose seems to itch more than usual
I bought a tool that sandwiches the bearing between two disks and you pump grease in with a grease gun. The extra grease left over in the tool gets packed into the bearing or into the hub. The tool definitely speeds up the job but my nose still itches!
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We replaced the damaged bearing set with Timken Set 4 and Set 17 bearing sets and the Timken 442251 seal. We also repacked the other three OEM bearings.

These Timken parts are for the 10" drum brake assembly usually associated with 14" tires and wheels.


how many of which is needed for all wheels with two axles. Not sure which brake drums I have on the 30Ft '05 model classic. (trailer still in florida till april)

I do remember the PO saying he had replace rims and tires with 16" LT so guess they were 15" from factory, would that make them 12" brake assembly?? the manual I have shows the OEM as 15" tires all the way to a 25' model.
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American or European made TIMKEN is the ideal.

SCHAEFFERS #223 grease is my other.
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American or European made TIMKEN is the ideal.

SCHAEFFERS #223 grease is my other.
I agree
American made or Chinese made.There is difference in the quality of the bearing even if they are both branded Timken.


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Even if they were the exact same quality which I believe they are not, I will still try and buy US made products. That goes for everything. I will pay more to try and keep the hardworking men and women in the USA in a job. It's the trickle up effect. Small effect probably, but if everybody did it then who knows?
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Here is some information regarding bearings.
All types of Anti-friction bearings, ball, cylindrical roller, tapered roller, etc. are manufactured to different tolerance levels, most bearing manufactures are members of the Anti-friction bearing manufactures association weather made in the USA or ?. Check out the link below and it may help you when you purchase your bearings.
http://www.astbearings.com/bearing-t...on-levels.html
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We ordered the Timken brand: four of Set 4 and four of Set 17 bearing sets and six of the Timken 442251 seals in case we screwed up a seal or two up putting them in. We will have a complete spare set as well. These are for the 10" brake drums associated with the 3,000 pound axles of the 23D. I do not know the sizes of the bearings and seals associated with the 12" brake drums and higher capacity axles.
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Switz,
Do you know the origin of the Timken wheel seals?
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