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SECTLANDSCAPING
09-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Does anyone use these? I lost a dust cap and I'm considering buying these.

While were talking about bearings, how often do you grease the bearings in your trailers?

stevef1201
09-26-2012, 06:29 AM
I do mine at every year, but am not sure if that is really enough

Lawn Cop
09-26-2012, 07:57 AM
I run bearing buddys on all my trailers. It makes greasing the bearings easy and it takes only about a minute. One or two squirts and your done.

Steve
09-26-2012, 09:12 AM
http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/12946_lg.jpg

Is it just a cap to keep dust out or is there more to this that I am missing?

SECTLANDSCAPING
09-26-2012, 09:49 AM
http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/12946_lg.jpg

Is it just a cap to keep dust out or is there more to this that I am missing?

Just the cap. Its pretty much a hub dust cap that has a grease nipple. So you can grease the inner bearings without taking the bearings out. It would save a good amount of time.

http://hfi-assets.kdsi.net/product_img/highres/B-42204.jpg

http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/b/b/bb2441_aa.jpg

Lopes Lawn Care
09-27-2012, 05:43 AM
I have something like these on my trailer. They seem to work good and make greasing a breeze. I do mine once a year as well but I'm also not sure if that is often enough.

Lawn Cop
09-27-2012, 06:41 AM
Once a year should be enough. What happens is that pepole tend to over greese. Which causes the seal in the front of the bearing buddy to leak. Once you see a little greese coming from the little hole in the buddy that lets you know you have put enough greese in. And you should be good to go until next year.

stevef1201
09-27-2012, 06:59 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING

thanks for the pictures.

I have never seen these, but now that I know what they are I will look for them.

Taking the wheels off to regrease the bearings even once a year is a pain. These would make it easier, and I would probibly grase a little more often.

again thanks

Steve
09-27-2012, 10:29 AM
That is very interesting. I wonder how well they work. I am guessing pretty good. Years back I was told that you had to take bearings out and manually pack them to get the grease in them and push the old grease out otherwise the new grease wouldn't get in all those hard to reach spots.

Something like this.

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jrayb39667
09-27-2012, 08:04 PM
That is very interesting. I wonder how well they work. I am guessing pretty good. Years back I was told that you had to take bearings out and manually pack them to get the grease in them and push the old grease out otherwise the new grease wouldn't get in all those hard to reach spots.

Something like this.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/agxjGtmHV_4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Man, I have packed so many bearings like this. It's very messy to say the least. I am going to look into the bearing buddy for both of my trailers. Anyone have ever installed them? Are they hard to install?

dpld
09-28-2012, 12:59 PM
Man, I have packed so many bearings like this. It's very messy to say the least. I am going to look into the bearing buddy for both of my trailers. Anyone have ever installed them? Are they hard to install?

usually all you do is pop off the bearing cap and pop on the bearing buddy.
it is real easy and quick.
i have them on all my trailers and i think they are the best and well worth doing.

i can say in all honesty that i have never had a issue with any trailers i have owned that were equipped with them and as long as your trailer is solid and got good rubber and good lights about the only thing that can go wrong is the bearings and the buddy's eliminate that worry.

Steve
09-28-2012, 01:47 PM
It be cool if they made them for cars too :)

Oh and why do they make joints in the front end without grease fittings! It drives me nuts!

dpld
09-28-2012, 05:34 PM
It be cool if they made them for cars too :)

Oh and why do they make joints in the front end without grease fittings! It drives me nuts!


they do for the big rigs and the reason why they don't make joints in the front end with grease fittings anymore is because they want you to wear the part out so you need a new one and have to pay them some more of your hard earned sheckles.

jrayb39667
09-28-2012, 07:27 PM
usually all you do is pop off the bearing cap and pop on the bearing buddy.
it is real easy and quick.
i have them on all my trailers and i think they are the best and well worth doing.

i can say in all honesty that i have never had a issue with any trailers i have owned that were equipped with them and as long as your trailer is solid and got good rubber and good lights about the only thing that can go wrong is the bearings and the buddy's eliminate that worry.

Thanks dpld for the explanation dpld. I'll be ordering some of these soon.

Steve
10-01-2012, 08:47 AM
is because they want you to wear the part out so you need a new one and have to pay them some more of your hard earned sheckles.

It's too bad this is the case, but I guess that's the way it goes.

dpld
10-01-2012, 09:55 AM
It's too bad this is the case, but I guess that's the way it goes.

i think it has a lot to do with manufacturing where as the grease free joints are cheaper to make as well as they are also lighter because with the growing mileage standards set on the car co's they have to trim down on weight any where they can as well as increase the cars technology to meet the standards.

SECTLANDSCAPING
10-13-2012, 05:28 PM
This is what my bearings looked like driving for two weeks with no dust cap. The bearing buddies didnt go on that easy. Its better to have a hand to hold the block of wood.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20121013_165548.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20121013_171313.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20121013_180923.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20121013_181046.jpg

Steve
10-15-2012, 11:45 AM
That looks great! Now how often do you have to grease the fittings?