The Timken Co. has introduced a new aftermarket series of heavy-duty trailer bearings. The K-Series represents six-part numbers for tapered roller bearings for heavy-duty trailer applications.
Originally supplied only to original equipment manufacturers, the K-Series is now being offered to the aftermarket to serve as replacement units, said Timken.
Timken added that its products will carry a "K" prefix in engineering catalogs and product listings while case-carburized bearings will continue to use the traditional reference number. Timken also said its K-Series line is equivalent to case-carburized product in specifications and dimensions so the cups and cones of the different materials may be mixed.