Agricultural machine


Are plain bearings with thick walls advantageous in heavy-duty applications?

Yvan Cao | March 1, 2022

Metallic plain bearings with relatively thick walls (conforming to DIN 1850, for instance) are used in many heavy-duty applications in agricultural engineering and construction machinery…


The right shaft for tough outdoor use – if the plain bearing is outdoors.

Yvan Cao | October 28, 2020

Everyone knows that the agricultural and construction machinery sector require lots of care. Dirt, moisture, corrosion, the complete package. Whether a combine harvester, tractor, concrete mixer, plough or mobile crane – here everything is in the same boat. Metallic plain bearings are always lubricated – at least they should be if they are to function. […]


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What is the best plain bearing for agricultural machinery?

Yvan Cao | October 21, 2020

There must be an answer to this question. After all, there are a limited number of “best Italian restaurants”, “best frozen pizzas” and “best TV series”. And we haven’t even got to narrowing it down. The best Italian restaurant in Bonn? Or in the whole world? The question of the best plain bearing for farm […]


Under Heavy Load Application Conditions–Study on Maximum Service Lives of Shaft and Sliding Bearing

Yvan Cao | September 30, 2020

In a motion structure, a shaft and a bearing constitute an operating unit. In this sense, wear and friction values need to be evaluated from an overall perspective. To optimize lives, materials of the shaft and the bearing need to be perfectly coordinated, which is a main challenge for bearing manufacturers today. For the shaft, […]