The Spring Bearing Hanger on the 153 provides maximum strength without sacrificing flexibility. It also features a Wear Plate which protects the front and bottom of the Bearing Housing.
The Rigid Bearing Hanger on the 153 features a Wear Plate that bolts onto the front-side of the Bearing Hanger adding extra protection to the front and bottom of the Bearing Housing.
The Quadraseal Double Tapered Roller Bearings provide the most capacity in the industry. With this added capacity, the probability of overloading is virtually eliminated. The double tapered roller bearing has a triple-lip seal that runs on a hardened, polished surface and is protected by a heavy steel washer to avoid damage from wire and trash. Between the washer and the seal is a cavity filled with grease – an additional sealing element against dirt.
The Quadraseal Wheel Hubs
are an exclusive ATHENS PLOW design for increased Bearing life and reduction of downtime. Our QUADRASEAL Wheel Hubs offer maximum protection from dirt and trash by combining a triple lip seal with a press fitted external trash flinger. The QUADRASEAL Bearings give added bearing life.
Smooth blades are best utilized in normal field conditions. They are more economical, wear longer, weigh more than cutout blades, and cut crop residue evenly.
Cutout blades are more aggressive and trap residue better than smooth blades.