Bearings: Pole Trailers

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There are many questions when it comes to the bearings of pole trailers. No matter the style of pole trailer, we have you covered! Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

How Often Should I Grease the Bearings?

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles the bearings should be lubricated. It is important not to mix different types of grease thickeners. Proper lubrication is essential to current function and reliability of your trailer axle. Mixing different types of grease thickeners can cause the two greases to harden, separate, become acidic or pose other potential hazards and damages to the bearings.

Do I Need to Grease the Bearings Regularly?

Yes, it is essential you grease the bearings regularly as they are a key component of the trailer axle. As a trailer travels on the highway, the grease slowly dissipates. Eventually, the grease will exhaust and its lubrication will fail. This can cause metal-on metal friction which will lead to overheated and failing bearings. This is why it is important to keep the bearings properly greased during use and unweighted during storage.

 

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