Round Nylon Bar

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New Dexter
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Round Nylon Bar

Post by New Dexter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:28 am

I have a pallet truck with tandem load wheels. All the bearings need to be replaced and one set have locked up so that nylon wheel rotates around the bearing which means a badly worn wheel. Checking with those that supply such items I realised that it would be far cheaper to buy some nylon bar, bore a hole through the middle, machine a recess for the bearing at each end and thus make my own wheels.
However, my knowledge of the various materials available is next to nothing.
It is possible to buy something called "Nylon 6" but whether that is suitable for the load wheels is unknown. Does anyone have any recommendations please?

Warsash 2
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Re: Round Nylon Bar

Post by Warsash 2 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:25 pm

There is usually a stall at Beaulieu that sells off cuts of metal and nylon sections. I do not know there name but if I think on I will get the information when I am there in a couple of weeks and send it to you. I have seen then at other auto jumbles usually the larger ones.


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Re: Round Nylon Bar

Post by New Dexter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:42 pm

Thank you for that. I went into an engineering shop in the vain hope that they might have some nylon bar which they did! It seems they might be able to help.

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Re: Round Nylon Bar

Post by John Hitchins » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:59 pm

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Re: Round Nylon Bar

Post by NickDeAth » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Try TVH, they do wheels complete with bearings and shields. Just! knock the old pins out and fit the new wheels. ( see PM)

"Nick - do you think you will ever put that old car back together again?"

Keith Aubrey Pearson
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Re: Round Nylon Bar

Post by Keith Aubrey Pearson » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:22 am

buy on line, try a model engineer supplier, I had some and also solid PTFE bar (round) which is better.

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