Smart people use Vesconite bearings, smarter people ask for advice.
The people who ran the project are pretty smart. They used 316 stainless steel sleeves on the 5" shafts, a clean water
feed to each bearing and Vesconite bearings which were chosen instead of laminates or elastomers on the basis of load
capacity and wear life.
When a rebuild project costs hundreds of thousands and takes months of planning before you start, you don't want to
do it again under warranty.
Idler sprockets, housings and Vesconite bushes before fitment
Idler sprockets, housings and Vesconite bushes to assembly
316 stainless steel sleeves shrunk onto shafts
Assembled parts ready for installation
Parts ready for re-assembly