Rebuilding preset hubs

LAS VEGAS. Although they’re considered maintenance free, ConMet’s PreSet hub assemblies usually require servicing at around 500,000 mi.

LAS VEGAS. Although they’re considered maintenance free, ConMet’s PreSet hub assemblies usually require servicing at around 500,000 mi., but the only available options have been to replace the pre-tensioned hub assemblies with conventional ones, according to Mike McGrath, president of SKF’s VSM automotive division. However a new all-in-one rebuild kit for the assemblies introduced at the Heavy Duty Aftermaket Show here this week will now allow fleets to return the PreSet hubs to OEM specifications, McGrath said.

The new kit includes two SKF tapered bearing sets, an SKF Scotseal PlusXL seal, an SKF hubcap and a new machined PreSet spacer, as well as detailed instructions on performing the rebuild. Online installation support is also offered. Using the kit simplifies and speeds up installation while providing up to three times the service life of standard wheel end components, the company said.

The all-in-one kits are available for aluminum and steel steer hubs, drive hubs and trailer hubs. All come with a three-year extended warranty.

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