Windshield wipers are the first line of defense when it comes to driver safety. Responsible for keeping debris, snow and rain from blocking the driver’s vision, wipers have a lot of responsibility.
Heavy trucks in construction must function in the harshest environments. This machinery depends on mobility and movement, two factors that require bearings. The more prominent bearings found in the heavy-truck industry include bushings and spherical plain bearings.
Wrapped bushings – or bushes – have been around for decades. Their simplicity, efficiency and ability to take up space or protect the shaft are a testament to their versatility and long standing success. Aside from the materials used to form the bushing some with self-lubricating features, one of the questions that is frequently asked relate to the joint construction of the split along the bushing.
An OEM was experiencing worldwide failure of their telehandler’s boom retraction and was in dire need of a solution. Their current supplier did not have the ability to address the issue in a timely manner, nor did they have a potential solution. The OEM reached out to CCTY Bearing Company based on a suggestion from one of their suppliers.