A contractor who is working with slurry injectors including disc harrows had huge problems with failed Agri Hubs during or after the season. The bearings failed because of contamination during use or seizure after periods of standing unused. This meant that after every season all bearings had to be replaced for the whole machine. A costly and time consuming exercise. In addition, regular maintenance was required during heavy usage period in the season. NSK was consulted to solve this problem and were able to offer its maintenance free Agri Hub solution which gives extended lifetime due to its heavy duty sealing and lifetime greasing pack. The units were totally interchangeable with the current arrangement and had the added benefit of easy mounting due to its modular design.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Inoperable for 2 days||2 000 €||No downtime||0 €|
|One disc harrow machine||3 000 €||No need for new Agri Hubs||0 €|
|Mounting of bearings||2 000 €||No need to change Agri Hubs||0 €|
|Turn shields once per week||1 000 €||No weekly maintenance||0 €|
|Total Costs||8 000 €||0 €|