Posted on 07/27/2020
A new split bronze bearing insert (part # 9902-1710) is now standard for all 1-½” series reels, which includes reel models across several industries and applications such as LP Gas, Petroleum, Aviation, Industrial and Fire.
The advantage of a split bearing on a reel is that if the bearing ever needs to be replaced, you will no longer have to remove the swivel joint as part of the task. Total replacement time can typically be cut to under 5 minutes, a reduction of 75% or more.
The new two-piece split bearings are available as replacement parts as well. Please visit our Maintenance and Installation Page's Bearing Replacement Section for technical service bulletins on how to replace one and two-piece bearings on your reel: https://www.hannay.com/en-US/support/maintenance-and-installation-guides/.