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

Thordon Webinars

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Marine Webinar Series: Workboats
Reducing Workboat Maintenance Costs While Improving Crew Safety:
Stuffing Boxes vs. Mechanical Seals

Date: July 16, 2020
Time: 10 AM EDT
Duration: 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A

Marine Webinar Series: Workboats
Greasing Rudder Trunks are a Thing of the Past.
How to Improve Performance & Longevity by Eliminating Grease.

Date: Aug 11, 2020
Time: 10 AM EDT
Duration: 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A

Marine Webinar Series: Workboats
New Standards for Steering Gear & Deck Equipment.
Manage Crew Safety by Eliminating Grease.

Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 10 AM EDT
Duration: 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A

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Deck Equipment Bearings

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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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    Workboat Experts Discuss How to Eliminate Grease on Your Boat and Save You Money in a Series of Online Seminars

    Jun 30, 2020
    Thordon Bearings will run a series of web-based seminars exploring how workboat operators can reduce operational costs while improving crew safety through the use of mechanical shaft seals as well as grease-free bearings in their steering gear and deck machinery systems.
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    Thordon Defies the Laws of Physics with Cost-Saving Retrofit Solution

    Jun 23, 2020
    While Thordon Bearings is unable to disclose the name of the operator, Thordon performed a RiverTough bearing conversion to a twin-screw towboat running on the lower Mississippi with 6" (152.4mm) Aquamet diameter shafts and 6" rubber bearings. Thordon sales manager Jim Bright said: “The increased tailshaft maintenance costs combined with lost charter days as the vessel required drydocking before its normal docking schedule led this particular operator to ask Thordon for recommendations on how best to reduce life cycle costs.”
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