If a powdered metal ball and ring is purchased, we can alter its fit to be looser or tighter. Check out our guide for a full explanation.

OPTIONAL FITS FOR BALL BUSHINGS

TIGHT

The ball can be aligned with difficulty with a shaft when the mounting is bolted down or clamped in a vise.

SNUG

The ball can be aligned with a shaft without difficulty while the mounting is held in a vise.

DRAG

The ball can be moved with a shaft (plug gage) while holding the mounting in your hand. It should be difficult to align without the shaft. No end play is allowable.

LIGHT DRAG

The ball can be aligned with the fingers; some resistance is preferred during alignment with a maximum of 0.008" end play.

SPIN FIT

The ball has no resistance to being moved and has a maximum of 0.010" end play.

LOOSE FIT

The ball may have more than 0.010" end play and is held loosely by the retainer ring.

* Some overlap of fit types is to be expected. If the fit is not specified, Triangle will ship with a fit between light drag and snug. There is no charge for different fits.

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Ball Bushings

Triangle's ball bushings are available in multiple fits.

Triangle's ball bushings are available in multiple fits, please see the definitions to the right to determine which fit is best for your application. view pdf