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Bearing Packer - Plastic

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Features:

  • Performance Tool Bearing Packer quickly and thoroughly packs bearings with new grease
  • Forces out old grease and packs new grease all in one easy operation
  • Accommodates most roller and ball bearings

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Video Transcript for Performance Tool Plastic Bearing Packer Review

Today we will be showing you the performance tool bearing packer Part Number PTW1218. This is what it looks like after we force grease into our bearing. It's a good idea to re-grease your trailer bearings every few years. It extends your life of your bearing and keeps your wheels protected. Reduces friction, keeps the water out preventing corrosion and rust. Now I'll show you how it's done. To assemble your packer you find the plastic cap with the solid end on it and you thread your rod in.

Making sure that the hole stays above the cap of your plastic. Then you take your bearing that you're going to grease, set it on top. Then you take your cap and thread it on. You want to make sure this is nice and snug on top. Now that I've got that set up I take my grease gun put in the zerk fitting on top and force or grease through.

This not only puts new grease in, it forces the old grease out. It accommodates roller bearings like the type I have in there now or ball bearings depending on what style you need. You can see it's coming out the bottom right here and it should be squeezing out between our roller bearings. When you're done putting your grease through you pop your grease gun off. Have your paper towels handy.

Un-thread your top piece and you can remove your newly packed bearing. As you can see there's grease in between our inner shield and our outer shield. It's been forced in by our gun. That's it for a look at the performance tool bearing packer. Part Number PTW1218.


Customer Reviews

Bearing Packer - Plastic - PTW1218

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (87 Customer Reviews)


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e-trailer is easy, go on line place order, products ship usually same day. Tracking provided via email great place to shop for trailer needs. 677804



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Made packing my new bearings SuPeR easy! I’ve always just hand packed bearings and it totally works, but this thing is so much faster and less messy. However, don’t for a second think that it’s going to be a clean job, even with this tool. It just makes it a little less messy and a lot faster. Great tool! 570021



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This is a handy tool! It works well. The only complaint is after using it on the first bearing we found a large metal burr in the bore of the threaded rod (obviously left over from the machining process)(see image below). This made us wonder if we had pressed any metal pieces into the bearing - I guess only time will tell if we did... 661699



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**UPDATE WEBSKU** One of the two was off the bead when I received it. Nothing a ratchet strap and air compressor couldn’t remedy. Needed new rubber for my boat trailer. These look like they’ll do the trick. 575763



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Definitely not a production tool, but it works great for the yearly bearing repack on the trailer. The threaded shaft tends to unscrew out of the bottom piece when unscrewing the top piece to remove the bearing. Next year I might try to use wrenches to tighten these two pieces together before placing the bearing and top portion on. This year I only hand tightened it. Still works fine and I would buy it again as the price is so low. 418966



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Arrived on time and in correct quantity 896863



- PTW1218
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I had never used one of these before. Worked out great. 895571



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Works well. Waste more grease than packing by hand, but is a lot quicker. 893616



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Exact fit.Great pricing! 899403



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Exactly what I needed! Great price exceptional quality. 899402



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thoroughly infuses grease into bearings....very useful 875393



- PTW1218
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Works well, reuse excess grease on shaft no 869720



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This worked very well as with the other products I ordered!! Great company to do business! 860705



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I chose the cheapest version of the bearing packers you offer because I will probably only use it twice. As it turned out, this is an excellent little tool that worked just fine. Of course, it might not take rough handling or dropping on a concrete floor, but for my purposes, it is just fine. It's easy to use and clean. 837930



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Easy to install and works perfectly. 830404



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The jerk fitting stripped out of the aluminum threaded tube after the first wheel. A bit overpriced. Can buy cheaper at any auto parts store. 822650



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After applying grease to bearings by hand over the years, using this product not only made the task easier and cleaner but really ensures the grease gets will into every space of the bearing. 819287



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Running these for about a year , no pro blems. 817888



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Easy to use and works great 815079



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I had this tool before and purchased it again as it simply works! etrailer is my go-to-store. 814617



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Packed the wheel bearings and it worked. However, it just used up lots of grease to pack the bearings. I scooped the grease and put it on the spindle. Bottom line is it works good. 814577



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Etrailer 5 Stars... Bearings 5 Stars... Bearing Grease Tool ( plastic piece of crap) less tha 1 Star! 803116



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The zerk fitting broke off after the first use. Bought a replacement from an auto parts store that seemed to be better quality zerk fitting with stronger materials. 793045



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Makes greasing bearings easy and less messy. Wish I had bought this years ago. 779490


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    When you are replacing bearings you do want to pack them prior to installing the new ones into your hub. This ensures that the grease actually gets pushed completely into the bearings so that they work properly and don't overheat. You can use a bearing packer like part # PTW1218 or # ALL647646 to accomplish this. The grease zerk fittings on your EZ-Lube spindles you are talking about are more for adding grease between changing out bearings/seals/hubs. I believe the section of our linked...
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  • How to Install Races in a Hub Assembly
    We do not carry a tool that will help install your races, though I can pass on some information for you that might be helpful. To install your races, this is what you'll want to do, according to our help article on replacing bearings, races and seals on a trailer hub (which I'll link for you). First, place the race in the hub, thin edge towards the outside. Carefully tap in the race until it is level with the hub. After the race is level, the old race can be used to push the new race...
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  • Trailer Bearing Kit for Lippert 4,400 lb Axles
    We have exactly what you need for the bearings and seals for a Lippert 4,400 lb axle, which is Bearing Kit # BK2-100. This kit includes inner bearing # L68149, inner race # L68111, outer bearing # L44649, outer race # L44610, grease seal # 58846, a cotter pin and a tang washer. You will need two kits for both wheels on your axle. For grease I also recommend the LubriMatic Disc/Drum Brake and Wheel Bearing Grease # L11382; then for a bearing packer I recommend the Bearing Packer #...
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  • Resistance When Pulling Trailer After New Hub Installation
    If you just have idler hubs and not braking assembles on your trailer then I don't think the wrong size bearings are the problem. If you did install the wrong size bearings then they would have had to of been larger and in that case you would have a lot of play on the idler hubs, not resistance. I believe the problem you are experiencing has to do with the amount of torque that was applied to the castle nut that attaches the ider hub to the spindle. If you take a look at the 6:00 minute...
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  • Hub and Drum and Electric Trailer Brakes for 3,500 lb Axles
    Thanks for that information, and from your specs you have 3,500 lb axles, and we do have the hub and drum you need, as well as the electric brakes that will fit. The only thing you didn't mention was your hub's wheel bolt pattern, which will be either 5 on 4-1/2" or 6 on 5-1/2". If you aren't sure what yours is I have added a link to a help article which tells you how you can determine it. Once you know that, you will need one of the following hub and drums (depending on your bolt pattern): -...
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    We do have a solution for you, although the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles # 34822545BX does require wheels be only 8" to 12". The reason for that is there is this hub does not have a large enough flange diameter in order to to provide the necessary side-to-side support for a larger 13" wheel, so it can become loose on the hub. Instead, the hub you need for your 13" wheel is the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles # 8-258BTUC1. This uses the...
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  • Trailer Drum and Hub That Fits #84 E-Z Lube Spindle with Brake Flange for 3,500 lb Axle
    The #84 E-Z Lube Spindle with Brake Flange for 3,500-lb Trailer Axles # TRU77FR is, as the name says, for a 3,500 lb axle, and we can get all the parts you are looking for. You did not mention what bolt pattern you needed, so I'll give options for either a 5 on 4-1/2" or 6 on 5-1/2". If you aren't sure what you have, I've added a link to a help article so you can determine which you need. Additionally, the hub and drums do come with the bearings, reaces, and grease seal so you won't need...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit for 7,000 lb Dexter Axles
    For your Dexter 7K axles, you will want the Bearing Kit, 14125A/ 25580 Bearings, 10-36 Seal # BK3-200 for each hub if you have the standard spindle. If you have the EZ Lube spindle with the grease zerk then you will want # BK3-210 to include the EZ Lube washer. For the grease, I recommend the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease - 14 oz. Cartridge # L11390. If you want to pack them easily, I recommend using the Bearing Packer - Plastic # PTW1218. I've also attached an article...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit for a 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2800BH
    The correct replacement wheel bearing kit or your 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2800BH should be the Bearing Kit for #84 Spindles part # BK2-100. This bearing kit comes with one L68149 inner bearing, one L44649 outer bearing, the corresponding races, a 10-19 grease seal, a tang washer, and a cotter pin. This will be everything that you need to rebuild the hubs on your Dexter 3,500 lb axle. You will need one kit per hub. Please note that in order to ensure you have the bearings properly...
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  • Recommended Grease Conversion for Dexter 12k Oil Bath Axles
    The Dexter 12K oil bath axles can be changed over to grease without any issues. The oil does keep the bearings lubricated well, but there is a much higher risk of leaking which leads to a much higher risk of failure. I'd personally move to grease # L11390 and make sure it is packed well into the bearings using # PTW1218. This will allow you to use your same bearings and oil cap, but you will need to replace the seal once removed to pack the inner bearing. For that you can use # 10-56.
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  • Differences Between Trailer Idler Hubs With a 5 on 5" Bolt Pattern
    Each of the trailer idler hubs with a 5 on 5" bolt pattern are a fit for 3,500 lb axles and use inner bearing # L68149 (1.378" inner diameter), outer bearing # L44649 (1.063" inner diameter), and grease seal # 58846 (1.719" inner diameter) so you will want to make sure those are the correct bearings and seal for you. You can do this by taking apart your current hub and looking at the bearing numbers, or by using Digital Caliper # 301-17068 and measure your spindle to the thousandths...
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  • Hub and Drum for 5,200 lb to 7,000 lb Axle
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  • Trailer Hub and Bearings for 2017 Winnebago Micro Mini 1700BH
    Your 2017 Winnebago Micro Minnie 1700BH has a 3,500 lb axle, so for just the bearing kit you will need the Bearing Kit # BK2-100. For a replacement hub and drum the correct part is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84546UC3. Then for grease I recommend the LubriMatic Disc/Drum Brake and Wheel Bearing Grease # L11380. And for a bearing packer I recommend the Bearing Packer # PTW1218 or # ALL647646.
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    I did some research, and based off of the Shorelandr part number you gave me ss818, is for a 1-1/16 INCH X 1-1/16 INCH Hub and bearing kit with 1/2" wheel studs and a 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern. The Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles # 8-258-5UC1-EZ you referenced is the correct replacement, but I understand needing the parts asap. The Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles # AKIHUB-545-2-G-EZ-2K has all the same specifications, so it will work...
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  • Replacement Bearings and Seals for a 2016 Triton LT WC Trailer
    Thank you for your VIN. I was able to use this and determine that you need the Bearing Kit part # BK1-150. This kit has everything that you need to rebuild one hub so you will need two per axle. If you don't already have a bearing packer and grease you can use both part # PTW1218 and part # L11404.
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  • Bearing Kit For SureTrac Trailer With #84 Spindles
    We do have a kit for you. You will want Bearing Kit for #84 Spindle, L44649/L68149 Bearings, 10-19 Double Lip Seal # BK2-100. You may want a bearing packer like # PTW1218 and an installation set like # PTW83020.
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  • Replacement Wheel Bearing Kit for Lippert 3,500 lb Axles on 2014 Forest River Grey Wolf Trailer
    Your 2014 Forest River Grey Wolf trailer has 3,500 lbs axles. According to Lippert, the items in # BK2-100 bearing kit are the correct parts needed to replace the bearings on one hub of that axle. You may want to consider the 7-Piece Installation Set for Bearings, Races, and Seals # PTW83020, the grease packer # PTW1218, and grease gun # L30132.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hub And Drum Assemblies For Tandem Axle Boat Trailer With 2,000 lb Axles
    For your 2 axle boat trailer, we need to first get you the brake assemblies. Based on your picture, this will be easy as you already have the brake flanges. For the passenger side of the trailer, you will need the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 7" - Right Hand - 2,000 lbs # AKEBRK-2R and for the driver's side of the trailer you will need # AKEBRK-2L. For the hub and drum assembly, you will want the Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 2,200 lbs. Axles - 4 on 4, # 8-173-16UC3. I recommend...
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