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Excavator model number Part number Excavator model number Part number
EC160B EC180B/C/D 14577175 EC210LC 1155-00061
EC160B EC180B/C/D 14577176 EC210LC 14563328
EC160B EC180B/C/D 14563341 EC240BLC 14575267
EC160B EC180B/C/D 14563342 EC240BLC 14563334
EC140 CLM 14563340 EC240BLC SA1155-00040
EC140B LC Serial-V20400 EC240BNLC 14520572
EC140CL SA1055-01461 EC290 14570794
EC140CL VOE14520561 EC290BLC 14563335
EC180B LC VOE14520569 EC290B 14563335
EC210 SA1155-00061 EC290B 14520573
EC210BLC 14563343 EX300-3C 9112188
EC210BLC 14647522 EC360BLC 14563350
EC210 2005 EC210V13948 EC390 14647527
EC210B 14563327 EC460BLC 14507709
EC210B 14505766 EC460 14559204
EC210BLC 14577178 EC480DL 14559204
EC210 14647523 EC700BLC 14559205
EC210BNC 14530323    

slewing ring bearings


Excavators are essential in construction, mining, and forestry. One key component that ensures their efficient operation is the swing bearing. This article explores the importance, structure, types, maintenance, and common issues of excavator swing bearings.

Understanding Excavator Swing Bearings

An excavator swing bearing, also known as a slewing ring, slewing bearing,allows the upper structure to rotate 360 degrees. This rotation is crucial for digging, moving, and unloading materials. The bearing supports axial, radial, and moment loads, making it vital for the machine.

Structure of an Excavator Swing Bearing

An excavator slewing bearing consists of:

  • Inner and Outer Rings: Made from high-strength steel to withstand heavy loads.
  • Rolling Elements: Balls or rollers that facilitate smooth rotation.
  • Cages: Keep the rolling elements evenly spaced.
  • Seals: Protect the bearing from dirt, water, and debris.

Types of Excavator Slewing Bearings

Slewing bearings come in various designs:

  • Single-row Ball Bearings: Balance load capacity and rotational speed.
  • Double-row Ball Bearings: Provide higher load capacities for larger excavators.
  • Crossed Roller Bearings: Handle heavy axial and radial loads simultaneously.
  • Three-row Roller Bearings: Offer maximum load capacity for robust excavators.

Importance of Slewing Bearings in Excavators

Slewing bearings ensure even load distribution, maintaining the excavator’s structural integrity. They allow for 360-degree rotation, enhancing operational efficiency in confined spaces. Their durability reduces downtime and maintenance costs.

Maintenance of Excavator Slewing Bearings

Proper maintenance includes:

  • Regular Inspections: Check for wear, corrosion, or damage.
  • Lubrication: Reduce friction and prevent wear.
  • Seal Integrity: Ensure seals are intact to prevent contamination.
  • Load Management: Avoid overloading the excavator.
  • Alignment: Ensure proper alignment to prevent uneven wear.

Common Issues with Swing Bearings

Common issues include:

  • Wear and Tear: Caused by continuous operation and heavy loads.
  • Contamination: Dirt, water, and debris entering the bearing.
  • Corrosion: Due to moisture and harsh conditions.
  • Misalignment: Resulting from improper installation or structural issues.


Excavator swing bearings are crucial for the functionality and efficiency of excavators. Understanding their structure, types, importance, maintenance, and common issues is essential for optimal performance. Proper maintenance and timely issue resolution can extend the lifespan and reliability of these bearings, enhancing productivity.

With over 1000 types of swing bearings available, we provide unparalleled choice and flexibility.Whether you're in the market for CAT, KOMATSU, HITACHI, HYUNDAI, KOBELCO, VOLVO, DOOSAN, JCB, CASE, LIEBHERR, LIUGONG, SANY, YUCHAI, XCMG, SUMITOMO, or any other leading brand, we've got you covered. 

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