spindle bearing types

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know my older gravely use tapered roller bearings in cast iron housings. But what do the other manafactures use?? Any body care to share what type of spindle bearings the other manafactures use?? And any idea which design is better??

    Thanks guys!! snapper
  2. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    as far as I am convedrned there are only two kinds of spindle bearings:

    greasable :)


    non-greasable:( .

    any questions?

  4. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 686

    Also, roller bearing or tapered bearing, Aluminum housing or cast iron housing.
  5. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    The automotive industry switched from ball bearings to tapered roller bearings way back in the fifties. For this reason I believe tapered roller bearings are better.
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    The main advantage to tapered roller bearings is preload endplay and they with stand higher side loading.

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