FAQ: When should I use tapered bearings?

Tapered bearings are used in applications where high loads are present and towing is the method of movement. Frequently towed trailers and carts are subjected to side thrust forces when the trailer is towed around a corner. The tapered bearing is used to compensate for the thrust load forces being exerted through the wheel. Tapered bearings are often referred to as “high-speed bearings” for this reason.