Reliability, long wear life and superior customer service have made Thordon the first choice in pollution free rudder bearing applications for over 25 years with an impressive reference list of over 4000 vessels. Thordon SXL self lubricating pintle, stock and carrier disc bearings operate grease-free, above and below the waterline.
For newbuildings, Thordon Bearings offers a 15 year bearing wear life guarantee or for conversions offering twice the life of the replaced material to a maximum of 10 years. Both guarantees are unmatched by any other rudder bearing supplier. With a worldwide distribution network Thordon rudder bearings can be delivered fast to any ship repair facility in the world.
Thordon SXL rudder bearings offer low friction, operating pressures up to 12 N/mm2 and the complete elimination of grease and greasing systems removing any risk of pollution. Thordon SXL can also withstand high shock loads and edge loading.