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Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 2562 - Chrome Plated (Pair)

Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 2562 - Chrome Plated (Pair)

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Provide your trailer wheel bearings with premium protection - replace your existing grease caps with Bearing Buddies. They install in seconds and provide an easy, safe way to monitor and control the level of grease in your axle hub. Lowest Prices for the best trailer bearings races seals caps from Bearing Buddy. Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 2562 - Chrome Plated (Pair) part number BB2562 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Bearing Buddy Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps - BB2562

  • Caps
  • Bearing Protector Grease Cap
  • 2.562 Inch
  • Bearing Buddy

Provide your trailer wheel bearings with premium protection - replace your existing grease caps with Bearing Buddies. They install in seconds and provide an easy, safe way to monitor and control the level of grease in your axle hub.


  • Replaces the grease cap in the axle hub
  • Prevents wheel-bearing failure
    • Keeps water and dirt out of hubs and bearings
    • Allows boat trailer wheels to be completely submerged
    • Stops corrosion and pitting on bearings
  • Provides easily accessible grease fitting
    • Makes adding grease to the bearings quick and simple
  • Maintains slight, controlled pressure (3 psi) with spring-loaded piston, preventing water from entering hub
  • Prevents overfilling and rear seal damage with automatic pressure-relief feature
    • Grease seeps around piston edges and into barrel when full
  • Constructed of stainless steel internal parts and triple-chrome-plated steel barrel
    • Ensures longer-lasting fit than plastic or aluminum products
  • Includes rubber covers
  • Installs easily
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits 2.562" hub bore
    • Works with outer bearing model 48548
    • Works with outer bearing cup (race) model 48510
  • Lifetime warranty

Bearing Buddy installed diagram

Bearing Buddy Operation

Replace your existing grease cap with a Bearing Buddy to ensure a safe, easy way to monitor and control the level of grease in your axle hub. To adjust the amount of grease in the hub, use a grease gun to add more through the appropriate fitting. Adding grease moves the Bearing Buddy spring-loaded piston outward 1/8".

The O-ring inside the barrel of the Bearing Buddy maintains a seal from the outside. The interior of the Bearing Buddy is pressurized, preventing water from entering the barrel and diluting the grease.

An automatic pressure-relief feature is built into the Bearing Buddy. When the device is full, grease will seep around the edges of the piston and into the barrel. This prevents overfilling that can damage the inner seal.

You can manually check the grease level in your Bearing Buddy by pressing on the edge of the piston. If you can rock or move the piston, the hub is properly filled.

42562 Bearing Buddy Model 2562 - Chrome Plated (Pair)

Customer Reviews

Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 2562 - Chrome Plated (Pair) - BB2562

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Provide your trailer wheel bearings with premium protection - replace your existing grease caps with Bearing Buddies. They install in seconds and provide an easy, safe way to monitor and control the level of grease in your axle hub.


Without the help from Jessie at I would still be looking for the buddy bearings caps. Thank you Jessie and


Bearing Buddies are the best invention since the trailer was invented!


Received the Bearing Buddys the following Friday after ordering, very quick delivery. After some fine tuning, they installed very easily. We got out on the water once in July on a Friday and I subsequently had major eye surgery on the following Tuesday. Due that and poor weather, high winds, did not get out for the rest of the year. The hubs have remained dry, and I am hoping to get out fishing in the next couple of weeks as the season has just opened. I will report back in about a month.


Very pleased with overall experience. Fast shiopping, accurate description. Would definantly do business with again.


just received my package in the mail very happy with the expedient and quick response to purchase item as described and in very good Construction


good fit, works well as expected.


Fast shipping, great product


See what our Experts say about this Bearing Buddy Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps

  • How to Remove a Bearing Protector from a Trailer Hub
    Bearing protectors like Bearing Buddies are a very tight fit in a hub. If you cannot wiggle it out by hand then using a rubber mallet and tapping it (not hard but firm) first on the left, then the right, then the top, then the bottom, then repeat, will help loosen it up so you can pull it off. I have included a link to a video as well that should help. Removal of the Bearing Buddy takes place right in the beginning of the video.
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  • Bearing Buddies Needed for Al-KO 7200 lb Hubs
    To determine which Bearing Buddy you need, you'll either need to measure the hub bore (inside diameter of hub where grease cap inserts) or provide me with the outer wheel bearing reference number. With the bearing number, I can find the corresponding race for the bearing. The race's outside diameter will match the diameter of bearing protector you'll need. I would recommend replacing the grease seal as well. Use a double lip seal to help prevent blow-out. To determine which seal you'll...
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  • Recommended Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors For Hub With 2.567" Grease Caps
    It sure will! Since your current grease caps measure 2.567" the correct Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for your hub will be the # BB2562 which measure 2.562". This is close enough in size that it will work just fine. I included a video of the # BB2562 for you to take a look at.
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  • Grease Cap Recommendation for an EZ Lube Spindle
    You have EZ-lube spindles so a bearing buddy wouldn't be the right grease cap to use. Easy lube spindles are not compatible with Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors. You could use the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors if you remove the zerk fitting. You really do not need Bearing Buddies though. To pick out the correct grease cap you would need to measure the inside diameter of the hub opening to determine which cap size is needed. You would want to choose a cap whose outside diameter matches...
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for Hub Bore with 2.5 inches
    The closest Bearing Buddy we have to the dimension you gave is the part # BB2562SS which is designed to fit a hub bore of 2.562 inches.
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  • Bearing Buddy to Fit 2.5 inch Hub Bore of Lippert 5,200 lb Axle
    Bearing Buddy does make a 2.52 inch option which is part # BB2562SS. These are a great option to make greasing the hubs easier, but you have to be careful not to pump too much grease in the hub as it can blow a seal pretty easily. In a majority of cases where we see someone blow a hub seal quickly after replacing it they used a Bearing Buddy to put too much grease in the hub.
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  • Picking Out Bearing Buddy to Replace One that Measures 2.5 inches in Diameter
    We have the Bearing Buddies part # BB2562SS which have an outer diameter of 2.526 inches. Since you measured 2.5 inches this would be the one you'd need.
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  • How to Pick Out Bearing Buddy to fit Trailer Hub
    The way to pick out Bearing Buddies for a trailer hub is based on the diameter of the bore of the hub where the grease cap fits. If you have 2-1/2 inches you most likely would need the # BB2562 which fits a hub bore of 2.562 inches or the # BB2441 which fits a hub bore of 2.441 inches. Since the measurement needs to be exact you'll want to use a caliper like the # PTW80157.
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  • Precision Digital Caliper to Measure Hub Bore to Select Correct Bearing Buddy Bearing Protector
    Bearing Buddy protectors are made in lots of sizes, many of which are very close to one another in their diameter. It is really necessary to use a more precise measuring device on the hub's bore unless you know the part number of the one that was lost. You might check the remaining one for any identification. There are two sizes that are close to your 2-9/16-inch dimension, 2.562-inches and 2.717-inches. Bearing Buddy parts that fit hub bore diameter 2.562-inches are either part # BB2562SS...
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  • Threaded Bearing Buddy for Mastercraft Prostar 190 Trailer
    The Bearing Buddy # BB2562 or # BB2562SS fits a 2.562 inch hub bore. There is not a threaded version of that size available. For threaded Bearing Buddies we have the following options: # BB2441T-SS which fits 2.441 inch hub bore # BB2080T-SS which fits 2.080 inch. # BB1980T-SS which fits 1.980 inch hub bore
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  • Which Bearing Buddy Will Fit a 2 5/8 Hub Bore
    The hub bore of 2 5/8, or 2.625, is kind of an odd size. It puts you in between the Bearing Buddy # BB2562SS, which fits a 2.562 inch hub bore, and the Bearing Buddy # BB2717SS, which fits a 2.717 inch hub bore. That being said. the # BB2562SS is not a common size and is used mostly for agricultural applications. The # BB2717SS is going to be your best bet, but may require a little sanding of either the part of the hub to get everything seated properly.
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  • Installing Bearing Buddy Bra # BB23B
    As a first step, make sure you are using the correct Bearing Buddy Bra for your application. The # BB23B you mentioned is sized to fit Bearing Buddies that fit hub bores ranging from 2.240 inches to 2.562 inches, or model #s BB2328, BB2328SS, BB2441, BB2441SS, BB2717, BB2717SS, BB2562, BB2562SS, BB2240 and BB2240SS. Applying a very very small bit of grease (I am talking tiny) to the outside of the Bearing Buddy will allow the bra to slide on easier. While sliding the bra into place, any...
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  • Bearing Buddy grease Caps For Trailer With Hub Bore that Measures 2-1/2 Inches Diameter
    The Buddy Bearing Bra, part # 23B you mentioned you have can fit many of the Bearing Buddy grease caps. The best way to find a Bearing Buddy that will fit your hub is to use a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 and take an accurate measurement. We have a couple Bearing Buddys that are close to the size you said your hub bore is. The first is part # BB2441SS. These fit a hub bore that measures 2.44 inches. The next size up is part # BB2562SS. This will fit in a hub bore that measures...
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  • Determining Which Bearing Buddy Fits Hub With 2-5/8" Diameter Hub Bore
    We may have an option that will work for you, but we do not have a Bearing Buddy that fits a 2.625" hub bore. The closest options are the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB2562 which fit a 2.562" hub bore or the # BB2717SS which fit a 2.717" hub bore. I recommend double checking the measurement of your hub bore using digital calipers like # PTW80157. I included videos for both of the Bearing Buddies mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies for Karavan Boat Trailer with 3500 lb Axle
    For your brake assemblies, I recommend the Demco Hydraulic Brake Kit - Free Backing - Galvanized - 10" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # 40716-15. These galvanized assemblies will work very well for saltwater or freshwater use, resisting corrosion. The free backing design allows you to back up without using the lockout on your coupler. This will absolutely fit your 3500 lb axle. For your Bearing Buddies, bearings, and seals, you very likely have the standard size 84 spindle but...
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  • Bearing Buddy Sizes for Replacing Grease Cap on Utility Trailer
    I would first recommend getting a Digital Caliper # PTW80157 to measure the hub that the Bearing Buddy will be pressed into. This will insure that you have a correct fit. Bearing Buddy Sizes -1.781" # BB1781SS -1.810" # BB1810 -1.938" # BB1938SS -1.968" # BB1968SS -1.980" # BB1980A-SS -2.047" # BB2047SS -2.080" # BB2080SS -2.240" # BB2240SS -2.328" # BB2328SS -2.441" # BB2441SS -2.562" # BB2562SS -2.717" # BB2717SS
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