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Industry Spotlight: Agriculture Bearings

March 14, 2017

plastic bearings can overcome bearing corrosion in farming equipment

Attention manufacturers, have you downloaded your Industrial Bearings White Paper? It uncovers how plastic bearings help manufacturers from 10 top industries overcome their top bearing challenges. Today, we spotlight agriculture bearings. Read on to learn how they can eliminate corrosion, the #1 cause of bearing failure in farming equipment.

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Plastic Agriculture Bearings Are Green for Earth Day

April 21, 2015

Plastic Agriculture Bearings Are Green for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day this month, we wanted to give a shout out to plastic agriculture bearings; the green way to power the tractors, backhoes and seeders of the farming industry. The industry as a whole is facing increased mandates for clean and organic, and greaseless plastic bearings are delivering by reducing field contamination and increasing fuel efficiency.

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Agriculture Bearings: Ultracomp from Tillage to Table

December 4, 2014

Agriculture Bearings: Ultracomp from Tillage to TableIn this industry, we often say that our agriculture bearings serve from “tillage to table,” meaning they literally provide excellent service from tilling the planting fields right on through to processing the final product that ends up on your table. We recently joined with a major agriculture partner to retrofit their failing metal bearings with self-lubricating Ultracomp. 

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Agriculture Bearings: Polymers Outperform Metals

November 6, 2014

Agriculture Bearings:  Polymers Outperform MetalsHistorically, design engineers have specified steel or bronze as the preferred agriculture bearings for the seeders, combines, tractors and other workhorses of the farming fleet. Metal bearings were thought to have the durability to endure harsh outdoor conditions. But thinking has changed. Today, high-performance polymers are changing the game in agriculture bearings.

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With soaring steel prices have you considered polymer bearings as a replacement option?

October 11, 2011

As steel prices have soared (rising nearly 30% in the first months of the year), more and more manufacturers are exploring the cost savings that can be realized by switching from steel to polymer bearings.  Our agricultural partners, for instance, are adopting polymer over steel bearings for their seeders, harvesters and other machines in the farming fleet.

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