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Not only does Vesconite Hilube's advanced thermopolymer outperform metallic bearings, it fully complies with lead-free regulations. The product is self-lubricating and offers 10 times the wear life of bronze. This is an important consideration when dealing with aquifer and other pumps that are difficult and costly to maintain.
Unlike metallic bearings, Vesconite Hilube provides an exceptionally low friction coefficient range of 0.1–0.2. This allows for dry starting without stick-slip. It won't delaminate or swell, and can be run dry and used continuously up in temperatures up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. For irrigation applications, Vesconite Hilube excels in dirty field conditions. Vesconite Hilube machines easily with tolerances of +/-0.001-inch. Due to its high dimensional stability and load strength, it can be threaded.