Grounds maintenance and turf care is essential for both aesthetic and safety purposes, and requires machines that can withstand a range of conditions—corrosive fertilizers, ice, snow, dirt, dust and more. When designing or retrofitting a machine with highly resistant polymer parts from igus®, the lifetime of the machine is extended since end users will benefit from components that provide high corrosion resistance while not having to worry about messy external lubricants that can attract dirt, dust or salt, or leak onto the grounds being maintained.
Additionally, the strict heat and centrifugal force requirements involved when traditionally using oil-impregnated bronze bearings are not a factor since igus® parts are tribologically-optimized with embedded lubricants that activate when any motion is involved.
This allows for greater efficiency and dependability for commercial environments—maintenance teams that use a range of machines when caring for hotel grounds, athletic fields, golf courses, and larger turf areas. For residential users, eliminating the need for routine maintenance provides peace of mind and greater satisfaction.
igus® offers polymer plain bearings, spherical bearings, rod end bearings, and more for grounds maintenance. Our bearings are available in a range of materials so that any environmental or mechanical requirements can be met.
Kesmac Inc. needed a bearing that could dampen the vibrations caused by the rotating wheel in its reel mower. iglide® G300, with its corrosion resistance, enabled the pivot to be tightened to the frame of the mower and fit all of Kesmac's requirements.
Commercial lawn equipment manufacturer Gregson Clark employs igubal® spherical bearings in its truck-mounted custom spray systems. igubal® is an inexpensive solution that compensates for misalignment, withstands the tough chemical environment, and meets tight space restrictions.
Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!