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What size ladle for job?

Russell Walker

Sponsor
Last Subscription Date
08/25/2019
I am looking to buy a new bottom pour ladle. How big of one should I buy to pour new Babbitt in crank mains of my Half breed Oil city South Penn. So I can pour each bottom or top in 1 ladle load? I know a #5 is 5" and holds 9Lb. of lead which one should I get the ones I am looking at go up to #8 Which one would you buy? Thank you. Russ
 

J.B. Castagnos

Registered
Last Subscription Date
01/01/2006
Do you have an old bearing yo could weigh? You want reserve capacity, dump it in fast, let it spill, if there's a minor leak you can often keep adding until it freezes, an air hose can help seal a large leak.
 

Craig A

Moderator
Staff member
Age
68
Last Subscription Date
12/20/2015
I had to pour some huge countershaft bearings in a 45 HP Mogul tractor.
I made my own ladle using a piece of 5" or 6" pipe (I forgot).
I welded on a handle and a second short one at 90º so I could handle the weight.
I don't know many pounds of Babbitt were in it when I poured but it was HEAVY....... :uhoh:
 

Russell Walker

Sponsor
Last Subscription Date
08/25/2019
Old brgs. not out yet. Just getting every thing ready. Leaks wont be a problem I got 10 Lb. of Deacon mold pac.
 

OTTO-Sawyer

Subscriber
Age
58
Last Subscription Date
07/15/2019
Where are you buying New Ladles from ?

I have several old ones in various sizes, never gave it a thought they were still available new, but I guess they would be.

:salute:
 
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