NOTE: Some bearings, especially the needle type or large rollers are difficult to find in North America. We try and stock the hard to find bearings and are happy to provide you with the bearings that are hard to find.

BEARING AND SEAL CHALLENGES


Italian transmissions are compact, well engineered gear boxes. Small in size compared to conventional North American tractors, it can be challenging to work on them. We can offer some tips and tricks when working on them and recommend the tools that get the job done.


pasquali bearings


The early versions of Pasquali tractors typical of the mid 1970's to 1980's used the same tractors with different engines (the exception was the 986 model which did not share the gear reduction axles).


The tractor drawings (please see resource section) refer to the different bearings in four digit part codes. We offer a cross reference below to help you purchase bearings locally when possible.


​Remember, never substitute a ball bearing for a cylindrical roller bearing!

WARNING: When measuring a bearing for replacement, you need to ensure bearing types are not substituted. European tractors often use cylindrical roller bearings. Never substitute a ball bearing for a cylindrical roller because of expense. Cylindrical (or spherical) rollers are necessary where ever they are found.


Looking at the picture at the left, a standard 6007-2RS would measure 35 mm x 62 mm x 14 mm. The 2RS suffix means it is sealed on both sides with rubber seals (a sealed bearing). If the suffix was -ZZ it would mean it is enclosed on both sides with metal shields (a shielded bearing). If no suffix, it would be an open bearing, the type you see in transmissions since they run in oil.


If you can't identify a number (usually found on the outer race or seal), or the bearing number isn't available - you can measure a bearing and a supplier can identify a direct replacement.


Seals are measured the same way. This makes it easy to find and purchase bearings and seals locally.

how to measure bearings and seals for replacement

Looking at the picture below, a typical bearing is determined by the bearing Type, an I.D. (a), an O.D. (B) and Width (C). 

bearings AND SEALS

The bearings and seals used in European tractors are normally metric. This is not a problem in North America, as most bearings are now metric (not based on inch measurements as we might think). While there are "inch" bearings, they are not the norm - so metric bearings are readily available from local suppliers. 


Unfortunately, there are a few bearings used in Euro tractors that are not readily available in North America - simply because they are no longer used in Europe or were never used here. Call us if finding bearings is a challenge and we will help you source common bearings locally and provide you those that you cannot find.