With variable seasons, agricultural machinery is working harder and more intensively, and farmers are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and reduce cost.[i] With this in mind, PEER and SKF branded bearing solutions from SKF are proving popular with manufacturers, dealers and farmers alike, offering a range of integrated solutions that help deliver consistent performance, improved productivity, reduced maintenance cost and enhanced quality.

 With many years of experience in the industry, the company’s range of bearings and seals has been designed specifically for the challenges faced by the agricultural sector. Their innovative solutions include maintenance-free units for use in rolling baskets, tillage equipment and seeding machines, as well as seals that have been designed to eradicate over greasing blowouts and are specifically suited to the demands of farming life.

A case in point is the SKF and PEER Agri Hub range. This easy-fit hub solution for tillage has an integrated flange and is a reliable sealing solution for agricultural implements. Unplanned breakdowns and downtime for attachment maintenance can be significantly reduced by fitting Agri Hubs, as they are greased and sealed to be virtually maintenance-free throughout their bearing life. The hubs can also help to reduce lubricant consumption, minimising operational costs and benefitting the environment. Also, the service life of SKF Agri Hubs is three times longer than a traditional bearing, reducing the environmental impact of the unit still further over its lifetime.

Application knowledge, innovation and quality are the cornerstones of PEER and SKF branded bearing solutions from SKF. With a long heritage in designing bearing solutions for tractors and tillage equipment, the company’s engineers have extensive application knowledge and work closely with agricultural manufacturers to ensure that every bearing and seal gives outstanding, consistent performance.

John Hirst, Business Development Manager for PEER comments: “In the UK there is a big drive to work the land in a more environmentally friendly way using strip tillage, direct drilling, etc. New machines are very expensive and with this in mind, farmers want reliability. We have many years’ experience in delivering unique bearing solutions that make the lives of farmers easier, helping them improve productivity and saving them time and money.”