Grease packed hubs vs oil bath hubs
Grease packed hubs vs oil bath hubs. They have both been around forever but which one is better?
Here at Marlon we prefer grease packed hubs over oil bath hubs for a couple of simple reasons.
~ If you have a seal go bad you wont lose all your lubricant in a matter of seconds.
~ If you lose a dust cap you wont lose all your lubricant in a matter of seconds, you are able to limp your way somewhere to find a new dust cap with just putting a piece of tape over the hub.
~ Easy to change and check grease.
~ When a trailer is not moving or moving very slowly oil will sit at the bottom of the hub and not lubricate the bearings. In this same scenario grease will stay packed inside the bearings and remain lubricated.
~ Worn seals will keep grease in the hub longer then they will keep oil.