[TowerTalk] Bearings

Stan Stockton wa5rtg at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 08:55:04 EDT 2017

I need an education on bearings.  The question is the axial or thrust rating of guesstimate thereof on bearings that do not show that spec.  As example the bearing I believe used on a RTS rotating tower is a ZF 5215S made by Rexnard I think.  The radial load is specified at greater than 50,000 pounds. Axial load is not specified.  Is there anyway to equate radial load to axial load other than to look at a bearing and say "looks like it would handle a lot?"

Stan, K5GO

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