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Kenworth making ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hub standard

Jason Cannon March 27, 2014

ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hubs are now standard on Kenworth’s lineup of Class 8 over-the-road trucks, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday.

Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director, says Kenworth customers will receive better performance and easier general maintenance with ConMet PreSet Plus hubs, “which help to further enhance the reliability and serviceability of vehicle wheel ends.”

The hubs feature a fully integrated spindle nut combined with an optimized bearing spacer, which retains wheel-end clamp load better than before. PreSet Plus hubs also include ConMet Premium Bearings and a magnetic fill plug on rear axles as standard. Bearing adjustments are eliminated since PreSet Plus hubs are completely assembled before installation.

ConMet PreSet Plus hub assemblies are designed for both steer (22,000 lbs. or less) and drive axles (26,000 lbs. or less), for disc and drum brakes. “A choice of iron or aluminum – for weight conscious customers – is available,” said Swihart. “By spec’ing aluminum, customers can save more than 20 pounds on each hub.”

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