The Husky Log Loader operates in very dusty and rough terrain. The standard bronze pivot bush received little or no lubrication. This results from the bushes being neglected or overlooked during services due to their location. Poor lubrication combined with the adverse environmental conditions resulted in the bush being replaced frequently, approximately every 8-9 months.
Due to the relatively short life of the bronze pivot bush it was replaced by a Vesconite bush (OD 76.2 mm x ID 50.8 mm - 150 mm long)(OD 3" x ID 2" - 6" long).
The change to a Vesconite bush resulted in the following improvements:
- Longer life
- No lubrication