SKF Introduces Wheel-End Seal for Drive, Steer and Trailer Axles

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SKF Introduces Wheel-End Seal for Drive, Steer and Trailer Axles

The new Scotseal X-Treme wheel-end seal for drive, steer and trailer axles from SKF USA Inc. is designed to help reduce the risk of premature wheel-end failures, as well as the high costs associated with unplanned downtime and vehicle recovery.

The company says Scotseal X-Treme wheel-end seal for trucks and trailers offers superior reliability and high temperature performance, as well as an extended warranty

The Scotseal X-Treme wheel-end seal new design features include optimized primary and axial lip profiles, metal unitizer geometry and an upgraded HNBR (Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) lip material which enhances the performance of SKF’s unique wave lip design. Collectively, these new features improve pumping so it runs 25% to 30% cooler and provides 50% less torque, all contributing to improved fuel economy.

“The new Scotseal X-Treme wheel-end seal offers exceptional performance in virtually all operating conditions,” says Don McEntee, head of marketing and business development, SKF vehicle service market North America. ”With its ability to lower running friction and provide improved contamination exclusion, the Scotseal X-Treme is an ideal solution for fleets looking for maximum uptime, lowest cost per mile and the best ROI seal.”

As part of SKF’s existing Scotseal wheel-end seal Article offering already consisting of the Scotseal Classic and the Scotseal PlusXL, the Scotseal X-Treme is hand-installable and requires no special installation tools. The company says it provides outstanding wear resistance for optimum seal life, is designed to withstand the harshest operating conditions and is backed by a five-year/500,000-mile warranty.

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