Commander Bearings Offer Excellent Performance In Harsh Environments

—Literature Available According to Jim Murphy, senior vice president of Georgia Transporter, Panama City, Fla., Cutless® Commander™ water-lubricated bearings from L.Q. Moffitt offer a distinct improvement over some other bearings in the gritty, silty waterways that his pushboats operate.

Georgia Transporter operates a fleet of seven pushboats and haulers on the Appalachicola River and other inland waterways as far as New Orleans. According to Mr. Murphy, these rivers are gritty and full of silt giving bearings a severe test, especially in vessels designed to handle heavy service.

Cutless Commander water-lubricated bearings were selected for Georgia Transporter's new pushboat Goldilocks when she was commissioned last year. The L.Q. Moffitt composite shell bearings were selected for the Goldilocks, after an older sister ship, the Nancy Jane, performed well with Commander bearings. After four months of operation on the gritty river, the Nancy Jane's bearings showed no signs of wear when inspected.

The performance of the bearings in the Nancy Jane was one of the major reasons that they were selected for the Goldilocks, according to Mr. Murphy.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Jan 1988

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