Forklift steer axles typically are factory fitted with needle roller kingpin bearings. These bearings are prone to wear especially in dirty environments. Vesconite was installed on a 2.5 ton Yale forklift working in a metal recycling plant. Vesconite replaced the kingpin bushes and kingpin thrust rings. The forklift truck worked 3 shifts per day, often over broken concrete sections. The factory fitted OEM needle roller bearings lasted 2 months under these conditions. Vesconite kingpin bushes inspected after 4 years of operation were still in perfect condition.