RODOBAL rod ends with suffix “..MTE” have forged body, out of 42CrMo4 heat treated steel, for maximun load capacity. The inner ring is out of 100Cr6 carbon steel, hardened, ground and chrome plated.
A reinforced, bronze fabric/PTFE anti-friction liner is placed between between inner ring and steel race. The anti-friction liner serves as permanent lubrication of the inner ring; no greasing -initial or maintenance- are ever needed.
Therefore there is no need for a grease nipple and a bore in the body, which would affect the load capacity.
The spherical coupling is pre-loaded and has a very tight fit to prevent clearance increase during use. The fine pitch thread, right-hand or left- hand, is appreciated for an accurate lenght setting of linkages.
RODOBAL ..MTE rod ends are corrosion resistant because their body is bright nickel plated, their inner ring hard chrome plated and the race out of stainless steel.
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