Thordon Bearings has over 25 years' experience working with workboats, pushboats and tugs operating in dirty abrasive-laden water, especially in the Mississippi River system in the U.S.A. Long lasting and low maintenance bearing and seal solutions have consistently been confirmed by owners of workboats, pushboats and tugs.

  • Reduced maintenance and operating cost
  • Reliable – reduces drydockings
  • Proven performance in workboats
  • Easy machining and installation
  • Quick Delivery

Products

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Tailshaft Bearings

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Deck Equipment Bearings

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Rudder Bearings

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Shaft Seals

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    Thordon Workboat NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the workboat sector. This newsletter includes feature articles highlighting our successes in the Workboat industry with RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals in both US Inland Waterways and around the world.
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    Thordon's Tailshaft Bearing and Seal Combo Proving to Save Vessel Owners Money in More Ways Than One

    May 19, 2020
    During a recent drydocking, the final vessel in a series of five ship-assist tugs has been successfully converted to RiverTough tailshaft bearings and Thordon’s TG100 shaft seals and has returned to work on the Mississippi River. These five tugs are considered to be the first ship-assist tugs operating in the lower Mississippi fitted with both RiverTough bearings and TG100 seals.
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    The Success of Thordon's RiverTough Spurs Fleet-wide Conversion for Harken Towing

    May 05, 2020
    Harken Towing, a western Canada-based workboat company with operations along the Fraser River, is converting its vessels’ tailshaft bearings to RiverTough following the success of the Thordon bearing system aboard the 14.54m (47.7ft) twin-screw tug Granny Hutch. Since the first installation in 2015, Harken Towing, which operates a fleet of ten shift tugs, five continuous tugs and nine aluminum water taxis, has installed RiverTough to an additional three tugs and plans to convert the remaining vessels at subsequent drydockings.
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