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Bearings and shafting for the grounds maintenance and lawn care industry

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. 

igus® Parts are used in Various Applications

turf care applications

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iglide® plain plastic bearings

iglide plain bearings
  • Self-lubricating, corrosion and dirt-resistant
  • UV-resistant, hygienic, vibration-damping
  • Wear-resistant in dusty and dirty environments
  • Resistant to edge pressures
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igubal® self-aligning bearings

igubal spherical bearings
  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Extremely cost-effective and lightweight
  • Dirt and dust resistant, vibration-damping
  • Corrosion-resistant, can be used in liquid
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igubal® rod end bearings

igubal rod end bearings
  • Vibration damping and corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional series K & E according to DIN ISO 12240
  • High temperature and chemical-resistant options
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GKF shafting

gkf shafting
  • Carbon alloy shaft from a single source
  • 3x corrosion resistance to zinc or chrome plating
  • Better wear rates to extend service life
  • Eliminates corossion points, reduce wear
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JVFI bearings

JVFI bearing igus
  • Radially and axially pre-stressed
  • Completely free of clearance in unloaded state
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Ideal for "anti-vibration mounting"
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Custom Parts and Prototypes

3D print service
  • Have a STEP file? Simply upload and configure an assembly. We will 3D print a rapid prototype for you in our SLS print lab and ship directly to you.
  • Small & large batch orders, fast & low-cost
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Customer Applications

Pivot points in spray booms and sprayers

golf course management Rogers Sprayers manufactures enclosed drift-containment spray booms and sprayers for the golf and turf industries. The company uses iglide® R and iglide® J plastic bearings in various pivot points to avoid metal-on-metal contact.

Vibration-dampening for rotating wheel in reel mowers

turf care customer application 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.

Spherical bearings in lawn care spray systems

truck mount customer application 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.

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Whether you're interested in end-to-end, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us 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!

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