The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a world leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, launched five new Tricks of the Trade videos focusing on commercial and light vehicles.
Tricks of the Trade videos are automotive training tips provided by Timken to automotive technicians and students in the field. Each video has a corresponding TechTip that can be printed. The new videos cover the below topics.
Commercial Vehicle Tricks of the Trade
- Symptoms of Worn Commercial Vehicle Hub Bearings
Regular inspection and maintenance can reduce bearing damage in conventional wheel ends and decrease long-term costs. This video can help you identify signs and symptoms of worn wheel hub bearings. For more information, read TechTip CV1 Identifying Wheel End Problems.
- Identifying Wheel End Systems
There are three main types of wheel end systems, which determine the type of service necessary: adjustable, pre-adjusted and unitized. This video can help you determine the appropriate wheel end system and tips for proper bearing adjustment. For more information, read TechTip CV3 Identifying Wheel End Systems.
- Monitoring Wheel End Setting in Adjustable Wheel Bearing Systems
Maintaining proper bearing setting helps maximize bearing, seal and tire life in commercial vehicle applications. This video can help you understand how to maintain proper bearing setting in adjustable wheel bearing systems. For more information, read TechTip: CV10 Monitoring Wheel End Settings in Adjustable Wheel Bearings.
- Lubricating Wheel End Bearings
Proper lubrication greatly increases the life of bearings, especially in adverse conditions. This video will show you how to pack wheel bearings with grease – by hand and with a mechanical grease packer. For more information, read TechTip CV14 Packing A Tapered Roller Bearing with Grease.
Light Vehicle Tricks of the Trade
- Tracking Down Wheel Noise – Checking a Hub Bearing Assembly
This video provides tips to help you recognize common causes of wheel noise. Understanding wheel end noises can help you diagnose hub bearing issues. For more information, read TechTip LV3 Checking a Hub Bearing Assembly.
You can view the entire Tricks of the Trade video playlist at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTimkenCompany.
Timken additionally offers multiple automotive TechTips for both the light vehicle and commercial vehicle markets. These tips provide information to help minimize return rates, learn accepted maintenance practices and get the most out of your Timken products. TechTips can be found exclusively at https://www.timken.com/techtips.
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