Before 1940, babbitt bearings were quite common since most automobiles and motorcycles used them as main and rod bearings and almost every mechanic was familiar with them. In the transportation industry, much has changed; but there are still many applications in which babbitt is the superior bearing to use.
Michigan Street Pump & Motor is not only familiar with babbitt bearings, but also has the experience and equipment with which to manufacture or repair babbitt bearings, labyrinth seals and bushings for most applications.
Material integrity is controlled in the forging or build-up process to assure a uniform base of babbitt before the machining processes. Dimension and "fit" are the most important aspects of machining, and these are rigidly controlled and checked to provide optimum performance.