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Amsted Rail’s Hollube® and Hollamax™ Wear Prevention Products are made with an advanced plastic that outlasts steel and reduces wear up to 88%. And in most cases, our products cost less than the steel it replaces. Whether it's wear on brake beams, center plates or bowls, couplers, yokes or brake rods, Amsted Rail’s Wear Prevention Products can save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs through their built in lubricity. Reduce your stress, and reduce your costs.

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WE-1010-1016

Center Bowl Horizon Liner

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents center plate and center bowl horizontal surface wear.
  • Available with ground rivets (WE-1016) or without ground rivets (WE- 1016-1).
  • AAR approved M-976.
  • Never requires lubrication.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no welding required.
  • Weighs less than metallic liners.
WE-1014-XLS,<br /> WE-1016-XLS

Center Bowl Horizontal Liner

Product Benefits:

  • AAR Approved M-976
  • Eliminates risk of static buildup, providing constant ground to trucks without the use of metal grounding pins.
  • Prevents center plate and center bowl horizontal surface wear.
  • Never requires lubrication.
  • Made of Extended Life Hollube®, specially designed for today’s high rail loads of 286,000 lbs.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no welding required.
WE-2016, WE-2016J

Center Bowl Horizontal Liner

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents center plate and center bowl wear.
  • Weighs less than metallic bowl liners.
  • Never requires lubrication.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no welding required.
  • AAR Approved M-976
WE-2416, WE-2416J

Premium Center Bowl Wear Liner

Product Benefits:

  • AAR Approved M-976
  • Enhanced cold flow resistance.
  • Heavy duty forged construction.
  • Designed for high mileage.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no lubrication required
  • Prevents center plate and center bowl wear.
WE-2516J

Heavy Duty Center Bowl Wear Liner

Product Benefits:

  • Advanced Hollamax Material.
  • Superior cold flow resistance.
  • Designed for high mileage and heavy loads.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no lubrication required.
  • Prevents center plate and center bowl wear.
WE-3001

Rear Yoke Support Wear Eliminator

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents wear on yoke strap.
  • Prevents wear on yoke strap support.
  • Easy to install - no welding required.
  • Never needs lubrication.
  • Ideal for high-mileage applications.
WE-4001

Snap-on Coupler Carrier Wear Plate for F-Type Carriers

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents coupler shank wear.
  • Fits on existing F-type coupler carriers.
  • Easy snap-on installation.
  • Unconditionally AAR approved.
  • Prevents wear on yoke strap.
  • Prevents wear on yoke strap support.
  • Easy to install - no welding required.
  • Never needs lubrication.
  • Ideal for high-mileage applications.
WE-4002

Coupler Carrier Wear Plate

Product Benefits:

  • Eliminates wear on coupler shank.
  • Weighs less than metallic wear plates.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no welding required.
  • Unconditionally AAR approved.
WE-4004

Coupler Carrier for Rotary Dump Cars

Product Benefits:

  • Eliminates wear on coupler shank and carrier basket.
  • Weighs only 9 pounds. 18 pounds less than steel.
  • Comes in four sizes for maximum flexibility in adjusting coupler height.
  • Unconditionally AAR approved.
  • 10 year/one million mile warranty* when installed in new cars.
WE-4110

Weld-on Coupler Carrier Wear Plate

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents wear on coupler shank.
  • Long life Hollube® bonded to a steel backing provides excellent wear resistance and easy weld-on installation.
  • New flow-through physical bond provides 38% stronger bond than old chemical bond.
  • No need to remove the coupler for installation.
  • Comes in a variety of thicknesses.
  • Unconditionally AAR approved.
WE-4340, WE-4340-XL

Universal Coupler Carrier Wear Plate

Product Benefits:

  • Fits T-type carriers on newer cars, as well as older “box-type” carriers.
  • Longer legs provide insurance against loss.
  • Patented and AAR approved.
  • Eliminates the need to stock multiple wear plates for older and newer cars.
  • Simple drop-in installation - no welding required.
WE-4900

Coupler Carrier for “F” Type Draft Sills and Rotary Dump Cars

Product Benefits:

  • Eliminates wear on coupler shank and carrier basket. No metal-to-metal contact.
  • Car Set weighs 42 to 46 pounds less than steel carrier.
  • Eliminates the need for basket wear plate application.
  • Comes in four sizes for maximum flexibility in adjusting coupler height.
  • New design provides higher load capacity.
  • Patented and AAR approved.
  • Longer service life.
WE-5000

Brake Rod Bracket Wear Eliminator

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents wear on brake rod and bracket.
  • Easy snap-on installation.
  • Reduces friction in braking system.
  • Available for a variety of bracket sizes.
WE-5001-5004

Brake Rod Wear Protector

Product Benefits:

  • Prevents wear on brake rod and bracket.
  • Easy installation: snap on wear eliminator, then tack-weld retainers.
  • Reduces friction in braking system.
  • Available in any length required.
WE-5505

Brake Beam Guide Wear Eliminator

Product Benefits:

  • Reduces brake shoe consumption.
  • Eliminates wear on brake beam guide, preventing brake beam droop and reduces wheel flange wear.
  • Light weight.
  • Our most economical brake beam guide wear eliminator.
WE-5510-XL

Heavy Duty Brake Beam Guide Wear Eliminator

Product Benefits:

  • Advanced Hollamax material with superior cold flow resistance.
  • New design accepts both standard and “diagonally corrected” brake beams.
  • Reduces brake shoe consumption.
  • Eliminates wear on brake beam guide, preventing brake beam droop and reduce wheel flange wear.
  • Light weight.
  • Heavy-duty construction designed for high mileage, heavy gross axle load applications.
WE-5525 Alignment Plus™

Brake Beam Guide Wear Liner

Product Benefits:

  • Improved brake beam alignment lowers the occurrence of thin flange wheel defect.
  • Less lateral shift than standard brake beam liners extends wheel wear life.
  • Can be placed into all four truck guide pockets and still allow brakes to be applied properly.
  • Reduced asymmetric wheel wear and provided exceptional wear liner service life in real-world tests.