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Old 12 December 2011, 09:59   #1
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GKN axles

Hello,

I'd like to replace my trailor bearings. does anybody knows GKN Axles ?

I just put appart one axle, but I cannot see how to get the bearings out of the drum ?

I will post some pictures, I need a good overall cleanning before :-)
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Old 12 December 2011, 15:20   #2
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Is it a GKN trailer, as in an ex-military one, like a Sankey?
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Old 13 December 2011, 02:40   #3
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No it is an Area Trailer from RSA France. I finally get the bearings out. It was a cartige with a double row angular contact bearings from SBC...
SBC stand for Shangaï Bearings Corporation... :-(. After a year of usage, the plastic cages are destroy, external cup/race are marked, chinese quality !

The good thing is that it is very easy to put the new cartrige in place and no setting :-). Of course the new cartirge is not going to be from Shangaï ;-)

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In truth, some of the Chinese bearings are pretty good quality these days. At least from what I've seen. I'm sure there are still some cheap ones coming in as well, but "Made in China" doesn't necessarily mean "not suitable" any more.

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Bearings are changed by new SKF ones, we will see if they perform better ?

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Je pense que vous serez en sécurité avec SKF!
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