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Old 09 April 2006, 05:13   #1
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Grease Bearing Packer

Hi,

This looks a good bit of kit for trailer wheel bearings. Anyone use them ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Grease-Bearing...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 09 April 2006, 05:55   #2
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No - but I agree it looks very useful!
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Old 09 April 2006, 07:15   #3
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Not worth £14 tho.

If an old bearing was being refurbished I'd wash it with parafin or similar to flush out all the crap and give me a clean bearing to visually inspect. Then repack by hand.
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bearing savers

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Indespension do bearing savers ..They are a stainless steel cup that fits over the bearing. Within the cup is a grease resevoir with a grease niple facing outward. Fit the bearing saver, pump full of waterproof grease and the internal spring mechanism will keep the bearing greased. Works very well for me so far.

Let me know if you want a photo.
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Just got my new trailer and the hubs have grease nipples fitted to them , is that the norm now , I have never had them on other trailers
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I wish - what trailer is it???
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Its a trailer I have just had made for my sib . Only little 8" wheels very light . Made by Dutchy trailers .
The guy sells trailers on ebay by the Name of Garydutchy . Iam very pleased with it , he made it to my drawing all galvanised for £375 in under 2 weeks .

Here is his Number maybe the hubs are available for other trailers . 07968321097.
Surely it would be easy enough to drill and tap grease nipples into your existing hubs ?
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Hi guys

Indespension do bearing savers ..They are a stainless steel cup that fits over the bearing. Within the cup is a grease resevoir with a grease niple facing outward. Fit the bearing saver, pump full of waterproof grease and the internal spring mechanism will keep the bearing greased. Works very well for me so far.

Let me know if you want a photo.
A photo would be great.
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i have 2 of these sitting in the garage not sure what size hub there for though,,,
you load em wid greese and the spring keeeps the bearing packed pretty good really, i had em on a bramber trailer,
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several different types of this simple idea. Some are nothing more than a spring loaded pressure plate that keeps a bit of pressure on the grease reservoir; some have a ring to show how full the reservoir is. Sold under the names Bearing Buddy, Buddy Bearing, Bearing Saver, bearing protectors, and probably a host of other names.

There is also a system that has the spring located at the back; filling with new grease routes the grease through the outer bearing, then the inner bearing, and back out to a port at the end of the axle (Dexter EZ-Lube.)

Last, there are oil-bath hubs; These replace the greased bearings with oiled bearings; the system keeps a quantity of oil (usually about half full) in the bearing chamber so that on each revolution of the bearings, the thing rides through the oil bath.

Probably a few other types that I'm forgetting as well.

Image 1: Standard "Bearing Buddy" type cover
Image 2: Indicating Bearing Buddy (with reservoir indicator; the blue ring)
Image 3: Turbo lube schematic
Image 4: Turbo Lube picture

edit: pics are in the wrong order: Standard is 3. Indicating is 1. Turbo Lube pics are self-explanatory.

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