Tractors are the primary machines used in crop production and handling work. By mounting implements to a tractor's drawbar or power take-off (PTO), fields can be cultivated, seeds can be planted, fertilizers and be spread, and agricultural chemicals can be applied.
Bearings are used throughout various components of the tractor such as the engine, transmission, wheel hubs, etc. under muddy working conditions and heavy load conditions.
Moreover, tractors and implements that are used in the vast fields of some farms in Europe and North America are huge, which place severe demands on the bearing. It is under such harsh working conditions that customers expect bearings to be highly reliable while offering superior cost performance.
NSK applies various technologies to the manufacture of bearings to meet customer needs, including heat-treatment technology for higher reliability under muddy working conditions, material technology for greater endurance under heavy-load conditions, and optimum design technology for longer service life. In constantly striving to enhance various technologies, NSK is a significant force that supports agricultural worldwide.
NSK Experience & Technology
NSK will continue efforts to further meet customer needs with bearings and bearing products using cutting-edge technologies.
EP Steel (Super Long-Life, Highly Reliable Bearing Steel)
NSK has improved the steel manufacturing process by a applying a new technology for evaluating the presence of non-metallic inclusions, which has resulted in the development of a super long-life bearing steel. EP steel is a new generation of highly reliable bearing steel that minimizes variability of service life, which results in products that offer a more uniform and longer service life.