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3 Carl Court, Hallam, Victoria 3803
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Flanged pivot bearing on container trailers

This heavy duty application requires a material which has high load carrying capacity, low friction, high wear resistance and good dimensional stability. Vesconite combines all these characteristics.

South African Railways sketal trailer fitted with a Vesconite flanged pivot bearing

The Vesconite bush has a flange 205 mm (8.07") diameter and a bore of 165 mm (6.5"). It is fitted to the walking beam centre pivot bearing that equalises component parts of the rear axle bogies.

The trailers are used to transport general purpose containers 12 m (39') long with a 66 m3 (2332 ft3) capacity and a gross mass of 30,5 tons.

Vesconite flanged pivot bearing

Advantages of Vesconite

  • High load carrying capacity
  • Low friction
  • High wear resistance
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Ready availability