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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:09 AM

Let's face it guys, every mechancal apparatus runs on bearings. And especially with some of the older equipment the maker is out of business and the parts are hard to find.

That does not have to be as big an issue as one might think.

 

As I mentioned in another thread(Hydralic Press?) the spindle bearings in my 318 were bad.

Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went to Standard Bearing in Des Moines.

I took in the old bearing, the clerk took his calipers and measured the inside bore and outside diameter.

He said how many do you want and I said 4,( I wanted a spare set on the shelf, for the next time. I have one spindle that has not had new bearings put in). He Said I have Chinese for $2.48 and Timkin for $9.48.

I chose the Timkin, since I use the 318 for hours at a time. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.

 

All I'm trying to say is if you have the hard to identify or find bearings, don't despair.

Every city of any size has a bearing warehouse serving industry and or any business that has machines.

They can get what you need but are likely to have them on hand.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Very true and if they have a catalog you will find pulleys, sprockets, belts, chains, and shafts. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:38 AM

This is good info.  I needed a wheel bearing for a Yamaha tractor.  Went up to NAPA and he did the same thing as the guy at Standard bearing. I just had to wait a day for it to get here.  I've also found seals, diaphragms, pulleys so if you look around and do some searching a lot of times you can find a replacement part.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Around here if you find anybody that has calipers you have to show them how to use them.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:42 AM

If you can get it, NAPA has a great Small Engine Catalog. Mine is 7 years old but, the numbers are still good and it allows me to check out options. Good Luck, Rick

 

Bill, do we have a Section for shop tips like this? Not a thread forum but an organized library with tips by topics.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:58 AM

If you can get it, NAPA has a great Small Engine Catalog. Mine is 7 years old but, the numbers are still good and it allows me to check out options. Good Luck, Rick

 

Bill, do we have a Section for shop tips like this? Not a thread forum but an organized library with tips by topics.

 

That is not a bad idea,  maybe the Wiki.  I'll address it to the staff and see what they think.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 11:03 AM

If this will help anyone out, I do have dealer status for the National/Timken bearings and seals, as well as a few others.

Most times an original brand part number will work for cross referencing and can be had in Timken cheaper than Napa


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 12:15 PM

That's good to know!! Was not aware a member had them available.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 12:46 PM

In Canada we have "Bearing & Transmission" warehouses that would be similar to Standard Bearing, they sell sprockets, pulleys, bearings, electric motors, hydrolic and pneumatic components, clevis pins..... etc. Been around in major centers as long as I can recall.
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