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Greese caps for lanscape trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Hansenj11, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hansenj11

    Hansenj11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am looking for the caps that cover the hubs of the trailer that have a hole in them to allow you to grease the wheels. I have looked all over and haven't been able to find any. Do any you all no of a place online that sells them?
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    any napa, car quest, tractor supply you wont have to worry about shipping! ,and since your in Pa weaver distributing
     
  4. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 491

    they are called "bearing buddies " ,a google search should find them easily ,but any trailer parts dealer should have them as well .
     
  5. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Messages: 888

    i got mine at walmart they are everywhere
     
  6. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    I've used bearing buddies for boat trailers. They're good for that (when you drive enough to get your bearings hot, and then dunk them in salt water, the grease under the spring's pressure prevents the salt water from getting in as everything contracts and quickly cools), but I'm not sure why you'd want them for much else. They're hell on the inner seals, and the pressure causes grease to get sprayed all around the inboard side of the wheel. This can be an issue if your trailer has brakes.

    Oh, and if you do get them, be careful not to overfill them. When you put the grease in, just add enough to get the bladder over the spring to inflate a little. After you completely fill them up, the next pump of grease will pop them.
     

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