Coil of leather sufficient for servicing four average carriage wheels.
Make leather washers by cutting sections of this leather coil to "seal" grease around the spindle of your axle. Common buggy or carriage axles can be serviced using leather axle washers and applying a light grease like this Buggy Axle Grease. Please note: The retaining nut on the axles of an old-style axle are directionally threaded with left-hand threads on the left side of the buggy.
- 3 1/2" long coil (approx.)
- 3/16" thickness
Q & A
Question: How often should I grease my wheels and axles?
Answer: Greasing the axles of your buggy about every 40 miles of use is recommended for buggies with "old-style" axles. It is also a good idea to check the axles prior to using the buggy after having it stored for a long period of time.
Question: Can I use these on a farm wagon?
Answer: No, these washers are only designed for buggy axles. Wagons did not come with washers from the factory and the only washers we have ever found on wagons were ones that appeared to have been made later on by the farmers/owners that used the wagons to take up some end play. However, it should be noted that farm wagon axles were designed to have enough "slop" to allow for a grease housing. Typically, up to 1/4" of linear slop is quite normal on an old farm wagon - you can read more here.