Archive for May, 2016

How To Change Lawn Mower Deck Bearings

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Lawnmower bearings are an inexpensive, but vital, part of a lawn mower. They are actually a part of the deck that allows the lawn mower engine and blade to function properly.

When they start to freeze or lock up, it’s time to replace them to return the lawn mower to its right condition.

Fortunately, these bearings are cheap, and a DIY enthusiast can easily replace them. In this post, we are going to show you how to change the lawn mower deck bearings.


What Are Zerk Fittings Or Grease Fittings?

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Zerk fittings are also known as grease fittings, grease nipples, or Alemite fittings. A Zerk fitting is a small metal fitting used in many mechanical systems for the purpose of feeding lubricants such as grease.

The grease is fed into the bearing or mechanical system under moderate or high-pressure with the use of a grease gun.

Zerk fittings are permanently installed into the bearing by a threaded connection. A nipple connection is left for the purpose of attaching a grease gun to feed lubricants into the bearing when required.


Bearings with Timken Shaft Guarding Technology

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Timken’s Shaft Guarding Technology™ helps to prolong shaft life, while at the same time, providing for easy installation and removal of standard setscrew units.

Here is a video in the automotive industry showing how to remove and install a bearing with Timken’s technology.


5 Types Of Materials Commonly Used To Make O-Rings

Friday, May 6th, 2016

O-rings are a common type of seal used in various manufacturing industries.

Due to their simple production, cost, pressure resistance, and easy installation, they have found their way into many common products including engines and vehicles. The aerospace industry has also put them to good use in different types of rockets.

O-rings work in many different applications since they have a diverse range of materials used in their fabrication.

What Are They Made Of?