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What kind of grease should I use with this bearing?
Tractors and combines, along with hay balers and harvesters, have many moving parts that are made possible with bearings and ball joints. To maintain these heavy-duty machines under optimal performance conditions, special attention to bearing lubrication is necessary.
Lubrication is what keeps a bearing in motion over time. It’s a vital element when it comes to the life of a bearing as it works to lower friction while keeping the bearing from overheating. When friction is low, it results in less energy – and in the case of piston assembly friction reduction in internal combustion engines, less gas and oil.
A bushing’s load and dynamic speed condition create heat through high surface interaction that generates friction. Heat, if not properly adjusted, will cause a bearing to fail.
Lubrication is a key element in a bearing’s performance and life. It aids in preventing wear and lowering friction, along with protection from extreme temperatures, corrosion and oxidation. Depending on individual applications, the lubricant can be oil, grease or next generation of film based technologies.