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    Has anyone come up with a replacement for the expensive and not well-greased bearings that are used on the ball booster shaft??

    Since these puppies have metal shields in them, you can't pop the seal to put in the right amount of grease, and I have one that's going out that I just rebuilt a year ago.

    I hate working on them anyway, but this is just an added annoyance when an expensive beraing isn't even supplied with the proper amount of grease for it to live:


  • #2
    Re: Ball Buster Bearings

    I use a stamped steel mount bearing that costs about $11.50 but I don't know what make of booster
    you have. McMaster-Carr or Grainger should have
    a diagram to determine the right dimensions and bearing #. I've been running about 5 years on these cheapies and so far so good.


    • #3
      Re: Ball Buster Bearings

      Hey Kevin,
      I've come across those type also. If your good with a drill you can use a very sharp bit and punch a small hole in the side metal case of the bearing. Just big enough to get your vita-needle of your grease gun in it, should give you a little more life anyway and shut it up if its making noise. Be careful though cause you'll either fix it or ruin it, so I'd have another on hand just in case.

      and then he said, "on your death bed, you will receive total consciousness" so I got that going for me...... which is nice!


      • #4
        Re: Ball Buster Bearings

        I also suggest using a good moly lube grease. This will prevent the bearing from drying out and will last longer. I pull my boosters about ever 5 years and find very few bearings to replace even in the motor. The moly grease is the best way to go on all bearings. But I do agree, these boosters are a pain!!


        • #5
          Re: Ball Buster Bearings


          Mine are the original brunswick models ... If you have them, a part # from grainger would save me some time ... Thanx:



          • #6
            Re: Ball Buster Bearings

            kevin,I've got 6 of those bearings,3 frames,shafts and motor pulleys and large pulley that goes for tire(all are used but in excellent condition)make me an offer for everything


            • #7
              Re: Ball Buster Bearings

              Kevin my ball boosters are labeled Speedy-Ball
              and use a surface mount pillow block 3.125" on mounting bolts with a .750" shaft. If yours are B part no. 11-413001 they are nothing like mine. I would try a bearing dist. locally. I have found on some bearings I can save a lot and on others B
              is the cheapest place in town.


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