Trailerbodybuilders 5027 Stemco Tech Tip

STEMCO recommends wheel end inspection for flood exposed equipment

Sept. 14, 2017
Latest Tech Tip provides detailed instructions

For tractors and trailers that have been exposed to flood waters as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, STEMCO is recommending a complete wheel end inspection—and the heavy-duty components manufacturer is offering detailed instructions on how to complete a wheel end inspection and/or repair to ensure performance is optimal and catastrophic wheel end failure is avoided.

“Water, especially salt water, is one of the most corrosive contaminants that can seep into the wheel end and affect the functionality of the bearings, both short- and long-term,” said Chip Stuhr, director of STEMCO Wheel End products. “To avoid wheel end failure, costly maintenance and potential safety risks on the road, it’s critically important not to put any unit into service until it has had a complete wheel end inspection or repair.”

To access the STEMCO Tech Tip detailing how to identify wheel end type and conditions that may degrade lubricant and metal components, including STEMCO Sentinel Hub Caps and non-Sentinel hub caps, click here: “Inspection, Rebuild, Reassembly of Submerged Tractor and Trailer Wheel Ends.”