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Not afraid of a little dirt

tractorMother Nature is anything but predictable. Today's corporate farms have more acres to manage spread over a larger geography. This requires equipment that is much larger than even a decade ago to be effective and productive. As equipment grows, so does the number of joints and the time spent greasing them.

Time is not a luxury when it comes to getting seed in the ground or crop harvested. Polygon has partnered with many of the top agricultural manufacturers to remove the burden and delay that frequent joint maintenance brings. When Mother Nature presents the window of opportunity, Polygon has allowed today's farmer to be immediately productive.

In 2012 Polygon supplied more than 2 million greaseless composite bearings to the agricultural equipment industry. The result is more than 300,000 hours that were spent working the land instead of manning a grease gun.

Maintenance Free, Never Needs Greasing

no grease gunPolyLube composite bearings are used in many pieces of pull behind equipment. The majority of these joints are unsealed and all of them run dry. With the PolyLube line of products, customers can worry about field conditions, moisture content, and market prices rather than number of hours since the last round of greasing.

Learn how Polygon Company uses a self-lubricated liner with a high strength backing to eliminate the need for lubrication.

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Won't Contaminants Score the Bearing without Grease Flushing?

A metal bearing would become scored and damaged without regular grease flushing. How does PolyLube avoid this?

Particles are moved from the load-bearing area of the bearing to lower pressure areas. The composite bearing’s modulus relative to the steel pin allows elastic deformation of the bearing to ultimately move the contamination out of the joint.

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Polygon Company has been working with agricultural equipment OEM's to help their customers spend less hours greasing equipment so that time can be spent working their land. Below is an abbreviated general list of proven applications utilizing the PolyLube MRP Self-Lubricated composite bearings.

Sample Applications

Implements

  • Seed Openers
  • Tillage
  • Tool Bars

Foraging and Harvesting

  • Chassis
  • Drawbar

Applicators

  • Chassis
  • Booms
  • NH3 Openers

Carts & Spreaders

  • Undercarriage Pivots

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Customer Greasing and Warranty Claims

Maximize the time your farmers are in the field by eliminating the need for them to grease your equipment. How many times does a farmer skip greasing when the equipment needs maintenance just so he can get in the field and get work done before an impending storm? The implication of the farmer not greasing to squeeze in another hour of work is a potential warranty claim for you.

Reduce your warranty claims by eliminating the need to grease farm equipment wherever possible.

Our customers have commented that returned equipment is often greased only twice, once when it leaves the factory and once before it is loaded on the truck for the return. Don't rely on your customers to guard your warranty dollars. Protect their investment for them by using greaseless bearings from Polygon Company.

White Paper

Comparing MRP Self-Lubricated Bearings and Greased Bronze in Agriculture

Connect with Polygon

agriculture tractorContact Polygon's Agricultural Equipment specialists to start the conversion process to maintenance free equipment.

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Recommended Bearings

Here are our most commonly used bearings for these applications. A Polygon sales engineer will always guide your choice of bearing.

polylube bushings mrpPolyLube MRP bearings are greaseless and maintenance-free.

PolyLube MRP bearings

polylube bushings ewsPolyLube EWS bearings are also greaseless and feature 300% extended wear life compared to MRP bearings for critical applications.

PolyLube EWS bearings


Disclaimer

Any ratings are typical for design purposes. Your design parameters may affect final ratings. Consult with a Polygon sales engineer for guidance. Final testing and approval is the customer's responsibility for their application. This information is derived from our testing and published data. There is no assurance of these properties, or warranty provided that these products are suitable for any particular purpose or operational situation.

Polygon certifies that their product will be free from material defect. Polygon will not accept any liability for loss, damages, or costs from use or misuse of our products.

Specifications are subject to change, and may be affected by our continual process of improvement. Changes may be made without prior announcement.

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