Which is more durable, spherical bearings or nylon sleeves?

Which is more durable, spherical bearings or nylon sleeves?

Which is more durable, spherical bearings or nylon sleeves?
Which is more durable, spherical bearings or nylon sleeves?

Small articulated loaders and forklifts can use two different technologies in the articulating system.

One is a combination of articulated shafts and spherical bearings. The other is a combination of a hinged shaft and a nylon sleeve.For articulated four-wheel drive forklifts and articulated loaders, the hinges bear the greatest pressure and are also vulnerable parts. So which technology will make articulating systems more durable?

Let’s find out together.

First of all, the hinge system needs to be constantly added with grease, so that the hinge system can be protected as much as possible.In the case of insufficient grease, greater wear will occur on spherical bearings and articulated shafts.Even with grease, the wear between them is still serious.

In short, technical solutions using spherical bearings have a shorter service life and require more care and maintenance.

Secondly, let’s learn about the technical solutions of nylon sleeves.In this solution, the friction between the hinged shaft and the nylon sleeve is relatively small, and the nylon sleeve is more wear-resistant. This system still requires constant addition of grease.However, even in the absence of grease, it still has a long service life.Under normal use, only the worn nylon sleeves need to be replaced.

With the solution using spherical bearings, the articulated shaft and spherical bearings need to be replaced during normal maintenance.

It is not difficult to see from the above analysis that the nylon sleeve solution is a better solution. When purchasing small four-wheel drive forklifts and small loaders, everyone should pay attention to the articulation system solution.

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