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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower bearings

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower bearings
From: "Marlon K. Schafer" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 21:20:59 -0700
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Go see an implement dealer.  They can usually cross any bearing and have 
seen a ton of them.  They'll likely be a good source for new ideas....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mac McCullough" <>
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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:46 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower bearings

> All ,  I am wanting to replace some of the small diameter bearings that 
> are pressed and then sort of "set" by dimpling the surrounding aluminum 
> grooved pulley ...  these bearings are used throughout the UST wire pulley 
> scheme,  presently the one I have in my hand is marked  K 8  made in USA 
> Nice Phila... or better yet has anyone replaced this  " my words " poor 
> quality bearing with a better quality as well sealed type bearing ... 
> these bearing frequently seem to seize,  thereby forcing the cable to drag 
> it's self across the pulley groove and then ruining the pulley in short 
> order ..  I love the tower,  just not these critical yet cheap bearings 
> they use ..  all suggestions welcomed ..  thanx  mac/mc  w5mc
> Located 46 miles due North of the Alamo, and 121 miles due South of the 
> Western White House.   see my website at
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