Palmer Johnson Power Systems

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“Many tug owners operating in highly abrasive, silty waterways, such as the Fraser River, find that traditional rubber bearings need to be replaced every two years. This means that vessels have to be routinely taken out of service and have their shafts withdrawn, which is a very costly exercise. River Tough bearings are saving operators a lot of unnecessary expenditure as it is lasting over 2 times the life of rubber bearings” Sandy Bourquin, Marine Account Executive at Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Thordon Bearings’ distributor in British Columbia, said the installation has significantly reduced the company’s operational expenditure.

Palmer Johnson has worked with five Work Boat Company’s (Tugs) converting them to River Tough Bearings that are being operated in the dirty water of the Fraser River. BC Ferries, Canadian Coast Guard and several Naval Vessels are also using Thordon Bearings for rudder, pintle, steering tiller arms and shaft bearings applications in British Columbia clean water with great success.

Palmer Johnson Power Systems has over 40 years of experience in offering applications and service support to the marine industry. We have experienced applications experts offering a full line of marine transmissions, electronic propulsion control systems, waterjets, surface drives, hybrid drives, steering systems, shaft bearings & seals, torsional couplings, clutches, brakes and more. We have extensive parts and unit inventories in our two warehouses located in Madison, WI and Kent WA. Palmer Johnson also operates 9 state-of-the-art service centers that provide both in house and field service. All repairs are done using only genuine OEM parts, and our technicians are all factory-trained to provide our customers with the best possible quality and peace of mind.