Greasing standard axle bearings necessitates completely disassembling the hub. This requires removing the wheel, prying the
metal grease cap off, and removing the cotter pin, spindle nut and hub. This process is time consuming, increases fleet maintenance costs and introduces possible re-assembly variances.
E-Z Lube Standard On Sauber Trailers
We are now including E-Z Lube hubs from Dexter as standard equipment on all trailers we manufacture that utilize grease-type hubs. Axles with capacities of 8000 LBS and above will continue to be equipped with oil bath hubs. We are making this change to improve maintenance productivity and increase “up time” in field operations. Dexter’s drawing (below) shows how this system works.
Grease flows to both outer and inner bearings for a complete repack with no mess.
Rubber Plug eliminates potential to deform metal grease cap while removing.
No disassembly keeps in-service times up and maintenance costs down.
Complete lubrication provides submersible bearing protection
Will not require specification changes because your Sauber trailers will have it included automatically.
Note: Always inspect and grease hubs per recommendations outlined in Dexter’s Service Manual