Clutch bearing

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Clutch bearing

Postby tomstractor » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:55 pm

While I am replacing the clutch on my Cub I wondered if it was any advantage to going with the roller bearing instead of the
original carbon bearing?

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Re: Clutch bearing

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:02 pm

Any reports I've heard, say not to. Roller bearings are made for the sttress to be flat and the cub TO bearing swings in at an angle. A well lubed carbon bearing lasts for years.

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Re: Clutch bearing

Postby inairam » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:29 am

I have used the roller bearing for a cub with a loader as you are on the clutch more with a loader than a cub for mowing and farming. I would use a graphite bearing for non-loader use.

Make sure to soak the bearing in motor oil at least overnight before installing. The graphite needs to be oil and graphite to work. The grease is there to replace the lost lubrication over time. It is not enough to initially lube the bearing. I just greased my first one and it flew apart after 6 months.
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