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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

59mm Simplicity Dust Cap



59mm Simplicity Dust Cap.

Some hubs do not have machined chamfers in the boss and rear of the hub.

Insertion can be difficult. Using a pipe of the correct diameter can greatly improve the ease of which the dust cap can be installed.

Dust cap can become lose if hammered into position too frequently even on the first insert.

Once the dust cap is home, stop hitting it. An extra hit can actually make it loose-fitting.

Question: Should I fill my grease cap full of grease.

Answer: No, the purpose of the grease cap is to catch excess grease from the bearing cavity. Your grease cap should be inserted dry.

Grease is generally in oversupply during the greasing process.

Grease will exit the bearing cavity at high speeds and during the initial heating and cooling process. Note: Grease never re-enters the bearing cavity one caught in the grease cap.

What is the purpose of the grease cap?
  • To catch grease?

  • Or to prevent the ingress of dust?

Read why do dust caps and bearing buddy"s fall off? 

59mm Simplicity Dust Cap



https://www.couplemate.com.au/2t-parallel-gal-australian-dust-cap-copy/

Friday, February 15, 2019

Simplicity Bearing Kit

Simplicity bearing kit uses Long Haul, Japanese bearings. Certainly worth the extra cash.

Bearing Kit includes front and back bearings + seal and pressed steel hub cover.

Bearing Kit to suit Simplicity A75L (CM485-A75L)


  • Inner ID - 16150R/284R

  • Outer ID - LM67048

  • HAU863 - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59

Bearing Kit to suit Simplicity A75H (CM485-A75H)


  • Inner ID - 26884/26823

  • Outer ID - LM68149

  • AXSEALA75H - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59

Bearing Kit to suit Simplicity A75 (CM486-A75)


  • Inner ID - 2788/2720

  • Outer ID - LM67048

  • AXSEALA75 - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59


Couplemate recommends Japanese bearing for travelling at high speed and long distances. The only bearings used in Couplemate axle builds are NSK, made in Japan.

It is wise to remove and replace the old bearing cups when replacing bearings.

Cups and races are subject to wear and tear.

If you witness carbon black in your grease or black grease, cups and races need to be replaced immediately.

Low-quality bearings have poor coatings and low tolerances. These bearings wear quickly and are not suitable for a long-haul, high-speed use.

Use high temperature bearing grease for use at high speeds. Check for fatigue of your caravan parts.

Simplicity Bearing Kit


https://www.couplemate.com.au/simplicity-bearing-kit/

Simplicity Bearing Kit

Simplicity bearing kits use Long Haul, Japanese bearings. Certainly worth the extra cash.

Bearing Kit includes front and back bearings + seal and pressed steel hub cover.

Bearing kit to suit Simplicity A75L (CM485-A75L)


  • Inner ID - 16150R/284R

  • Outer ID - LM67048

  • HAU863 - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59

Bearing kit to suit Simplicity A75H (CM485-A75H)


  • Inner ID - 26884/26823

  • Outer ID - LM68149

  • AXSEALA75H - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59

Bearing kit to suit Simplicity A75 (CM486-A75)


  • Inner ID - 2788/2720

  • Outer ID - LM67048

  • AXSEALA75 - Seal

  • Grease Cap - AXDCAP59


It is wise to remove the old bearing cups when replacing bearings. Cups and races are subject to wear and tear. If you witness carbon black in your grease or black grease, cups and races need to be replaced immediately.

Low-quality bearings have poor coatings and low tolerances. These bearings wear quickly and are not suitable for a long-haul, high-speed use.

Use high temperature bearing grease for use at high speeds.

Simplicity Bearing Kit


https://www.couplemate.com.au/15t-trailer-bearing-kit-japanese-copy/

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Al-ko Heavy Duty Spring Kit

Al-ko heavy duty spring kit is renown for its toughness in heavy conditions. Al-ko is the first choice for Off-road Trailer manufacturers.

**This offer is for two springs and includes all hangers and bolts**

Hangers, Pins and Shackle plates are supplied with all kit purchases.

Specifications


  • Eye to Eye offroad Leaf Spring - 685mm long.

  • Weight in the description is for two springs.

  • 60mm x 6.5mm

  • Bush dimensions 5/8" x 7/8" x 60mm.

  • Install spring hangers 30mm longer than the length of spring (715mm).

  • The second leaf on heavy duty spring kits wraps around the eye to provide extra support during shock loading events.

Al-ko leaf spring kit ratings per pair


  • 5 leaf spring kit - 1150kg

  • 6 Leaf spring kit - 1250kg

  • 7 Leaf spring kit - 1500kg

  • 8 Leaf spring kit - 2000kg


Spring eye has inserted a steel bush to ensure long wearing in harsh terrains. This steel bush does require periodical greasing.

Parts for the heavy duty spring kit can be found at these links

Couplemate recommends pre-greasing shackle bolts before insertion into spring bushes.

How to fix dangerous caravan vibration fatigue.

Couplemate sells only the best quality trailer and caravan spares throughout Australia—covering the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland.

Al-ko Heavy Duty Spring Kit


https://www.couplemate.com.au/al-ko-heavy-duty-spring/