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Heavy Equipment Bearings

Without the roads, bridges, buildings, and sewer and water lines built by the construction industry, societies would be drastically different. Pivotal to the creation of vital infrastructure is heavy equipment, which needs high-quality bearings to perform well.

Optimize your construction project and heavy machinery with support from Bearings Direct, a leading supplier of heavy equipment & heavy duty bearings for critical and demanding applications. Our knowledgeable team can source and deliver the right bearing for your situation. Contact us now.

Functionality and Types of Heavy Duty Bearings

Bearings allow rotation or linear motion and lessen friction between two moving parts. These highly engineered, precision-made components enable machinery to move at high speeds and carry remarkable loads with ease and efficiency. 

Building the edifices that improve the quality of life for people and businesses requires a range of processes, from land preparation to structure design and development. An array of heavy equipment is needed to accomplish these feats. Here are common bearing types found in construction and heavy equipment applications. 

Spherical Plain Bearings: These bearings are designed heavy-duty and high-output machinery. Also called spherical plane bearings or spherical ball bushing bearings, they have an inner ring with a spherical convex outside surface and an outer ring with a spherical concave inside surface. This design makes them particularly suitable for bearing arrangements where alignment between the shaft and housing is required or when oscillating or recurrent tilting movements occur at relatively slow sliding speeds.

Tapered Roller Bearings: This precision bearing offers high reliability and long service life, and it’s perfect for supporting simultaneous radial and axial loads. Tapered roller bearings feature a cup and cone assembly. The cup comprises the outer ring, while the cone assembly consists of an inner ring, rollers, and cage. This bearing construction accommodates combined loads and provides low friction during operation. 

Spherical Roller Bearings: These bearings are perfect for heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections. With barrel-shaped rollers located between an inner ring with two raceways and an outer ring with one spherical raceway, Spherical Roller Bearings are able to self-align. They deliver greater fatigue strength, increased wear-resistance, and heightened protection against shock and acceleration.

Cylindrical Roller Bearings: This special roller bearing has a relatively high radial load capacity and is suitable for high-speed applications. Cylindrical roller bearings are available in sealed or split designs. In sealed bearings, the rollers provide lubricant retention and protection from contaminants, water, and dust. Split bearings are intended for difficult-to-access arrangements because they simplify maintenance and replacements. 

Selecting Your Bearing

Bearings are essential to achieve consistent, long-term performance from the heavy equipment used on construction sites. They reduce friction, enabling parts to move more smoothly and surfaces to wear less quickly. When choosing the right bearing for your application, there are many things to consider. 

  • Rate of speed
  • Noise level
  • Service life
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Anti-wear properties 
  • Chemical resistance 
  • Industry regulations
  • Material specifications or standards 

Bearings for Construction Machinery & Heavy Duty Equipment

Construction is an important sector that contributes significantly to economic growth. It develops the infrastructure needed to provide healthcare, transportation, education, housing, and entrepreneurship. For the prosperity of any nation, the construction industry is quintessential.

Bearings for construction machinery & heavy duty equipment improve the functionality of a range of construction applications. Some examples include: 

  • Cranes
  • Lifts or elevators
  • Hinges
  • Concrete mixers
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Pedals 
  • Excavators
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Generators
  • Engines
  • Light towers
  • Scrapers
  • Trailers
  • Steering and suspension systems 

Work With Us

Upgrade your construction and heavy equipment application with Bearings Direct. We leverage an extensive in-house inventory and expert product knowledge to find the best bearing or your process swiftly and professionally. 

Whether you need a single bearing or large quantities, our team can effortlessly meet your needs. With Bearings Direct on your side, you’ll quickly receive the right bearing at a competitive price.

Contact us today for more information about our construction and heavy equipment solutions. 

 


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