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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dmitry Alaska, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Dmitry Alaska

    Dmitry Alaska Member

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    Hi all, Just recently getting into heavy equipment as my dad has several excavators and other equipment. I'm his go-to guy for research and finding deals on parts, hope you all can be mine. Looking forward to the shared knowledge and chatting with many of you.

    Any of you know whether a bearing/bushing database or list exists to match up bushings part numbers when searching by size? Or if you can suggest the best location to post such a question?
     
  2. Numbfingers

    Numbfingers Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to HEF there fellow Alaskan! Regarding bearing info, I emailed SKF asking for an old poster of theirs that I wanted. They don't make the poster anymore but they sent me two bearing maintenance handbooks for free and had just about everything you could ever want to know about bearings. I imagine you could get a cross reference off of them. Timken has tons of info on their website as well.
     
  3. Dmitry Alaska

    Dmitry Alaska Member

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    Sorry if what i say seems obvious to most but I am specifically interested in hardened steel bushings, or other material bushings such as bronze or aluminum, that are used as wear parts between the hardened steel pins and stick/links/cylinders ends/thumbs to prevent the need to line bore any equipment. Most often these bushings are also tapped or grooved for grease.

    It would be great if such a cross reference existed....its seems pretty easy already to cross reference roller bearings, it would be nice if wear bushings would also be that easy also, especially if all you have to work from is dimensions such as ID, OD, and length.
     
  4. Numbfingers

    Numbfingers Well-Known Member

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    Can't help ya there
     
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  5. Dmitry Alaska

    Dmitry Alaska Member

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    Thanks. I appreciate you trying.
     
  6. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    My local cat dealer can search for bushings by the size. inner and outer bore and length. Is that what you are needing? I have used it a few times to redo buckets and a few other odd things.
     
  7. Dmitry Alaska

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    Yes, Thats what I am needing....for a 20 year old Geith Bucket, using 80mm pins. Geith has basically burned their specs and data for the buckets they made back then, and have no info more me.
    Whatever your local CAT dealer is using would be a great resource, be that database or paper cheat sheet. Although I've heard that Cat doesn't use metric pins much, but still worth a shot.
    Would you mind sharing which Cat dealer that is so I can reach out to them?
     
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  9. farmerlund

    farmerlund Senior Member

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    I am not sure how they find them. I needed some for a wore out bucket a few years ago they found the right ones to fit.

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