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Bearing

Post by kipper » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:27 pm

looking to save money in the work shop again.
Getting prices for bearings and have found a big difference in pricing.
I have found that branded bearings are 2rds the price of unbranded and most probably Chinese.
Is it a false saving using the cheaper bearings using them in the right place would be okay?

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Re: Bearing

Post by McFarmer » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:30 pm

My policy has always been that the harder they are to change, the better the bearing I put in. I also go with better wheel bearings, when they fail things can go south fast.
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Re: Bearing

Post by The Pretender » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:32 pm

I think that if they are any good and have what you need then use you local supplier. It's ok saving a few quid here and there, but it's the down time that is expensive. If you can ring them up and place your order and their response is "Yes Mr Kipper, we have 3 in stock and can get them over to you this afternoon" that is very valuable. But what do I know?
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Re: Bearing

Post by Raggy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:35 pm

Kipper. I use Premier Bearings, who have a depot in Northampton which is handy for me. But if you don't need things quickly, offer a postal service at £6 for orders under £75.
Their prices are normally about a third of dealer ones. Perhaps worth a try maybe.
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Re: Bearing

Post by Coltheox » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:49 pm

Kipps, used to use these in the past.

Good service and a reasonable price, I thought.


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Re: Bearing

Post by kipper » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:57 pm

We have been using https://www.hayley-group.co.uk/ only 10 min from the farm and I can send anyone to get then or the will deliver. But I can get the cheaper bearings next day by post before 10am still at 2rd off., the cheaper bearing from Hayley are only half price.
At any one time we will have 100 bearings in stock, we know what we use a lot of and if a grader has 10 607 bearings and we put new ones on it most years then we will keep some in stock.
Every machine that comes in to the work shop has a spec sheet, what we do to it that time, what parts are used and the part numbers and from home we get them from and we also recorded wear, get PUH ring and brake linings so we know how long a life it could have.
If we could cut are bearing bill in half could save use over 5k a year but i dont wont to do it is we are replacing them more often and more down time.

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Re: Bearing

Post by NQIT » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:07 pm

Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Here we go again, hold tight.

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Re: Bearing

Post by kipper » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:09 pm

Hayles have quoted me £14 for branded 6207 bearing, the other company Pan Anglia we do over 90k of parts every year with, have quoted me £4 for the same. Interesting PA are twice as much for the seals.
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Re: Bearing

Post by kipper » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:14 pm

NQIT wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Yes i know what you are saying, I was wondering if any one had fitted the cheaper ones and had good or bad results with them?

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Re: Bearing

Post by NQIT » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:21 pm

kipper wrote:
NQIT wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Yes i know what you are saying, I was wondering if any one had fitted the cheaper ones and had good or bad results with them?
Luckily, my sprayer has very few bearings, about 6 I think, so a good quality, higher priced bearing is not the end of the world. On a grader or harvester where you may change every season as a routine, then cheaper may be the best-if they last the season.
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Re: Bearing

Post by Lord Muck » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:29 pm

NQIT wrote:
kipper wrote:
NQIT wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Yes i know what you are saying, I was wondering if any one had fitted the cheaper ones and had good or bad results with them?
Luckily, my sprayer has very few bearings, about 6 I think, so a good quality, higher priced bearing is not the end of the world. On a grader or harvester where you may change every season as a routine, then cheaper may be the best-if they last the season.
The secret to running cheap bearings is keep them full of grease.
Oil and grease is cheaper than steel.
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Re: Bearing

Post by NQIT » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:36 pm

Lord Muck wrote:
NQIT wrote:
kipper wrote:
NQIT wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Yes i know what you are saying, I was wondering if any one had fitted the cheaper ones and had good or bad results with them?
Luckily, my sprayer has very few bearings, about 6 I think, so a good quality, higher priced bearing is not the end of the world. On a grader or harvester where you may change every season as a routine, then cheaper may be the best-if they last the season.
The secret to running cheap bearings is keep them full of grease.
Oil and grease is cheaper than steel.
Grease? What is this grease you speak of? Can it be bought individually?
Here we go again, hold tight.

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Re: Bearing

Post by kipper » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:59 pm

NQIT wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
NQIT wrote:
kipper wrote:
NQIT wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.
How much does it cost to have a machine down due to a failed bearing? I like to fit the best parts available and that usually means the dearest.
Yes i know what you are saying, I was wondering if any one had fitted the cheaper ones and had good or bad results with them?
Luckily, my sprayer has very few bearings, about 6 I think, so a good quality, higher priced bearing is not the end of the world. On a grader or harvester where you may change every season as a routine, then cheaper may be the best-if they last the season.
The secret to running cheap bearings is keep them full of grease.
Oil and grease is cheaper than steel.
Grease? What is this grease you speak of? Can it be bought individually?

Ask a cow farmer, he will tell you it is cow crap that lubes the bearings and baler string that is the seal.

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Re: Bearing

Post by Flintstone » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:23 pm

kipper wrote:... 2rds the price...

Is that pronounced "turds"?
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Re: Bearing

Post by dust n diesel » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:58 pm

Use decent bearings, cause what runs in them is genearally even more expensive and awkward to remove.

Had a customer price bearings in the past, had a fit at the price, bought online, probably chinese and the housings all cracked and failed and ffuked the shafts on his rollers.

Might do mail order, try Scotia Bearings, generally fairly good.
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