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Thomson Ball Bushing® bearings are shipped with rust preventative oil (unless otherwise specified). Rust preventative oil is not adequate lubrication for use. Prior to installation, bearings require a small amount of grease or oil to operate properly. Which lubrication to choose is dependent on many factors. Some guidelines are as follows.

General applications - EP2, extreme pressure NLGI grade 2 lubricant
Food-grade applications - Thomson Linear Lube (Teflon-based synthetic grease)

Frequency of lubrication is dependent on:
  • Duty cycle
  • Environment
  • Level of contamination
  • At a minimum every year or 100 km of travel

How to lubricate

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