Customers often request our nylon kiln wheel bushings – a decades old solution for sawmills these bushings are long-lasting, reliable, and cost-effective. However, in the past 5 years we’ve started to offer a new variety we call the “High Temp Yellow” version. This version of nylon plastic involves a proprietary mix of fillers and plasticizers specifically for the kiln wheel bushing application. While approximately 30% more expensive, they are much longer lasting and do not seize on the shafts nearly as much as the blue or green plastic kiln bushings can.
Trialed on the West Coast of the USA in the early 2010s, the High Temp Yellows were designed primarily to ensure smooth, dry-running kiln carts. While a white lithium grease is beneficial, it is not required. Despite this, Redwood Plastics and Rubber still offers several designs of kiln wheel bushings with and without grease grooves to suit your preference. These are also available in whatever size you require – just provide the length, outer diameter, and inner diameter of the bushing you require and whether or not you require a grease groove. Due to a variety of kiln bushing sizes available, lead time is typically about 4 weeks as they are all made to order.
For assistance with your kiln wheel bushings please contact Redwood Plastics and Rubber.