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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Recent Marine News

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    Thordon Emergency Seal Prevents Another Workboat from Sinking

    Mar 31, 2020
    The safe-return-to-port function of Thordon Bearings’ TG100 emergency shaft seal has once again prevented a vessel from sinking following a catastrophic shaft failure. The crew of the MM Transportation-operated Jennifer S, a 17m (56ft) long workboat operating on the Ohio River, near Rockport, Indiana, activated Thordon’s secondary inflatable emergency seal when the tailshaft was pulled out of the coupling damaging the TG100’s primary aft shaft seal.
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    Thordon Systems Reduce Planned Maintenance Schedules for Offshore Vessel Operator

    Oct 01, 2019
    Canadian company Thordon Bearings has notched up another success story for a customer in the demanding offshore sector, with a bearing and seal installation in “perfect condition” after over three years of operation.
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