The life of a bearing is, in most cases, determined by the quality of its seals. Hagedorn uses bearings with triple-lip seals. These seals have been proven in tillage and planting equipment. Pillow block units with triple-lip seals were created especially for Hagedorn: another industry first. Our bearings are lifetime-lubricated, assuring long life and eliminating bearing maintenance. All Hagedorn bearings have an extended inner race with double set screws. Hagedorn uses premium bearings from NTN and Peer.
Ductile iron pillow blocks are the standard for Hagedorn. These virtually indestructible units are built to withstand heavy loads and impacts that would shatter ordinary grey-iron housings. For the input shaft, we demanded split housings that would allow the shaft to be removed from the machine quickly and easily without removing the bearings from the shaft. When no suitable housing was available we designed and manufactured our own so we could continue our commitment to a simple, easy to service spreader.