A dust cap on my trailer will not stay on

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawncuttinfoo, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    I have one wheel on my trailer that will not hold it's dust cap, it's a 1 31/32 " size. I have hammered 3 of them on tight and by the end of the day it's gone.

    Any hints on keeping a dust cap in place?
  2. Mow Money Lawn Care

    Mow Money Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    I had the same problem years back, it may be that there is too much grease?
  3. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    No, there is just enough to cover the bearings.

    What did you do to fix it?
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    put a gob of rtv on either side
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I don't share your misery because I use bearing buddies.
  6. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,090

    I've been running into this problem more and more . Locite
    retaining compound works. Might need a little heat to remove it. It take up about .015 when dry. You can also try putting dimples in the hub with a center punch to raise some of the material for a better bite.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,361

    That is the solution......or add a small bead of jbweld and put a pin hole in
    them for pressure relief. The covers on z turn need hole to keep grease from blowing them out.

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