Bearings Direct supplies inch shell cup needle roller and drawn cup needle roller bearings. These bearings are unique in that they have a high length-to-diameter ratio. Commonly used in applications like farm and construction equipment, gas engines, gear pumps, and small appliances, they may be lubricated with grease. However, oil-based lubricants are considered better for longevity and smoothness.
Needle bearings have smaller rollers and have the highest load capacity for a given radial space of all rolling bearings. You can view our inventory of shell type needle roller bearing inch sizes below.