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Ring Oiled Line Shaft Bearing Babbitt


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Default Ring Oiled Line Shaft Bearing Babbitt

I was just wondering if anybody knows what grade of Babbitt will be used in a line shaft hanger bearing I know they have several different ratios of lead & tin I just don't know which percentages I need
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Default Re: Ring oiled line shaft bearing Babbitt

There is lead based Babbitt and tin based Babbitt. Lead is cheaper and softer than tin. Any lead based Babbitt will be fine for the lineshaft bearings.
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Default Re: Ring oiled line shaft bearing Babbitt

OK thanks for the tip now if I can just find some counter shaft hangers and clutches I'll be in business
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