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Where to buy salt spreader bearings?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Bossman 92, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    Well we are tearing down and replacing the bearings on one of our salters today and when I got on to order some new ones from Mcmaster Carr realized they were quite a bit more than we paid last year. To the tune of like $40 each.

    I am sure the last bearings I bought were like $12 or $15 each, but I can't remember where they came from.

    Where do you guys buys yours from?

  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    northern tool i buy them from them in bulk
  3. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Just did a Buyer's and got everything from Angelos in Detroit. $280 got me everything except drag chain, and gearbox. Replaced coupling, front,rear and spinner shaft too.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    All bearings are not created equal.
  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    You're right about that. With that being said, do you guys buy quality or price?

    I just figured they had to be replaced every 2 years (due to working conditions) reguardless, but are you guys getting more years on the quality ones?

  6. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    what spreader?
  7. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    in the cleveland area go to bearing distributors , or on brookpark rd in parma a place called power drive by brookpark and rte 176, has good prices and very knowledgable
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    This is where I go, always had good luck. I've also bought grease seals from these guys. If I can't ID it, then I take it in and they can match it up. Located on Arlington Road in Akron:


    Not sure where your located, or what type of spreaders, but Sohar's/RCPW is pretty good for a lot of plow, mower and small spreader parts. Been dealing w/ them for almost 25 years...just watch some of the chinese aftermarket parts, especially electronic...I only buy authentic when it comes to solenoid's and such:

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  9. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    We are converting the Hi Way over to electric, so I figured I should change the bearing while we are at it.

  10. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    Thanks, I will look them up for the future reference.

  11. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    Yea Akron Bearing is great! If they don't have what you need they can get it for sure, only problem is last time we bought from them I spent close to $60 each. BUT if you need somthing in a pinch (like I did) they have everything.

    Thanks Bossman
  12. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I got mine from Angelo's I had it the next day! Price was good and shipping was also..
  13. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    Try Grainger, they're nation wide, and will have your part the next day if not in stock.
  14. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,202

    Central Parts Warehouse ( they are a site sponsor)

    I don't remeber what I paid a piece for bearings, but I know it was not $40
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    PPW--Professional Parts Warehouse usually has the best prices on parts for all name brand plows/spreaders.
  16. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    Also try J Thomas, they are a sponser here too
  17. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    McMaster = $$$$$$$