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Amsted Rail's Brenco® Bearings was founded in 1949 to manufacture bronze journal bearings for railroad freight cars. In 1959, Brenco received conditional AAR approval for the product it is known for today throughout the worldwide railroad industry — the tapered roller bearing.

Supplying the majority of the North American OEM market, millions of our bearings are in use today providing dependable and reliable service in one of the most demanding environments in the world. Brenco's reputation for quality, reliability and dependability are standards for all the products we manufacture.

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AAR Standard: Class D, Class E, Class F, Class G

Brenco® bearings employ Polyamide Cages to maximize bearing resistance to high impact. Seamless forged rings ensure optimal performance under extreme loads.

Generation 2000: Class K, Class M
Prevent excessive axle deflections that lead to fretting, back face wear and loose components. The use of hardened steel components in inboard contact areas provides fretting performance benefits over the competition.
Inch: Ausbrid®, Ausbrid® Plus, MEGA-TONNE

Developed for the world’s heaviest haul railroads, they are typically sold in Australia and China. Mega-TONNE bearings, manufactured with the best materials in the industry, provide up to twice the relative bearing fatigue life of the AAR Class G bearing. Using the Tru-guard™ seal, most of our international bearings operate with zero seal torque.

Locomotive: Class GG

Equipped with Polyamide Cages as a safety standard along with seamless forged rings, these super heavy-duty bearings were created specifically to meet the higher demands of locomotive service.

Metric: 130x230, 150x250, 130x250

We supply the Russian and Ukrainian markets with bearings ideally suited for their demanding applications. Amsted Rail® was the first bearing manufacturer approved to supply tapered roller bearings into this non-AAR market. Using the Tru-Guard™ seal, most of our international bearings operate with zero seal torque.

Tru-Fit® Backing Ring

Eliminates loose backing rings which account for nearly 40% of all bearing-related wheel set removals, and millions of dollars in lost revenue annually. Prevents relative motion and wear on the axle while adding excellent water exclusion properties.