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Question Ball Transfer Bearings For TL Platform?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by DotComRich, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. DotComRich

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    What transfer bearings are people using? My rig weighs about 200lbs+ without anyone in it, I feel like I will need some heavy duty transfer bearings for my traction loss platform to hold this kind of weight. I am looking at something like these ball transfer bearings which have a load capacity of 490(N), but they are $40 a piece.

    Then there are these which support 88lbs each and I can get 4 for under $20.

    What am I missing here? How do these cheap amazon bearings have comparable load capacity as these $40 bearings from a high end manufacturer? Any alternatives that people have used?
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    Can you not just use a wheel ? A bearing bolted to a shaft may do the job
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