They do buy all there axle assemblies from Dana and they are rated as the best in what they do. The problem and Myco really does not have much control on this is that Dana as an OEM that has to purchase bearings out buys on price. We are in a world economy especially when it comes to bearings and many importers claim and do a heck of a sales job on these companies like Dana. They prove their bearings will last and they some the cost savings and these comapnies eat that up and the buyers get a gold star bonus at the end of the year. The problem is that you get what you pay for.
Most of you do not know that Timken runs a steel mill and is the largest supplier of steel to the bearing industry. This is TOP QUALITY bearing steel. They have this control on raw materials and they carry it through to the finished product. As Brian mentioned they also have more rollers than the imports which adds to the load carrying capacity. You get what you pay for but too many axle builders don't want to pay for it.
Jerry Christison with Timken will be here today to buy me lunch so I guess I have now earned it!
Thanks guys and safe trailering.