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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for
agricultural engineering

Reliable in combination with dirt, vibrations, low temperatures and heat

Conditions in agriculture are rough and temperamental. Therefore, it is even more important for components to work reliably and withstand the daily conditions. Our technical products can do exactly that: low temperatures, heat, ice and dirt simply do not faze them, as with their high-performance polymers and without additional lubrication, they have been designed especially for this.

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings can be used with heavy-duty applications in soil cultivating machines or front loaders. drylin linear systems can adjust monitors in tractor cabins. Energy chains and chainflex cables are ideal for supplying field spraying systems with energy and liquids. Application options are versatile.

Advantages of igus polymer plain bearings and energy chains:

  • Cost-effective
  • Highly resilient
  • Predictable service life
  • Maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • UV and weather-resistant
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Resistant to vibrations

New from April 2020

5 highlights in a 6-minute video

Innovations for agricultural engineering

Tech up, cost down new plain bearings, robotics and e-chains for agricultural engineering.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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Reverse Bend Radius rotating energy supply

RBR rotating energy supply, rotation angle 360°

▲ Tech up

No sliding contacts, all media in a single system

▼ Cost down

70% more cost-effective than a comparable steel guide trough

Find out more about RBR
iglidur isense plain bearing

Intelligent iglidur isense plain bearing

▲ Tech up

Intelligent plain bearings now as standard range

▼ Cost down

Early information prevents the shaft from damage

Learn more about iglidur isense
iglidur J metal rod end

Metal rod end for greater loads

▲ Tech up

Five times higher breaking strength than igumid G

▼ Cost down

No minimum order quantity, no tool costs for igus standard dimensions

Find out more about iglidur J

White paper

Service life maximisation of shafts and plain bearings for agricultural machines

One of the most common causes of failure and downtime in agricultural machinery lies in the wear of the shafts and bearings. You can learn in our white paper how you can avoid this problem with our lubrication-free plain bearings and increase the service life of both components.

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Free sample box for agricultural machinery

You are interested in our products for agricultural machines, but would like to see them yourself first before making a final decision?Then you are welcome to order the free sample box for agricultural machinery.

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Selected motion plastics for agricultural machinery

iglidur® G plain bearings

iglidur® G plain bearings


Resistance to dust and dirt

High wear resistance

iglidur® Q290 bearings

iglidur® Q290 bearings

For heavy duty applications

Resistant to edge loads

Temperature resistant up to +140°C in continuous operation

iglidur® plain bearings Z

iglidur® plain bearings Z

Extremely long service life under extreme conditions

For extreme loads

High thermal resistance

igubal® spherical bearings

igubal® spherical bearings

Corrosion resistance

Maintenance-free and self-lubricating

Chemical resistance

drylin® linear plain bearings

drylin® linear plain bearings


Lightweight and quiet operation

Simple installation and maintenance-free

Series E2/000 energy chain

Series E2/000 energy chains

Fast assembly

High strength and quiet operation.

Various fastening options

Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

Various special bearings customised by igus to your specific requirements

Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Tested for heavy load and wear resistance


Lubrication-free plain bearings in the pivot load test with a maximum load of 500kg

Shaft materials in a comparison test

Eight times longer service life for agricultural machinery by the use of polymer plain bearings

All the advantages of motion plastics in agricultural engineering at a glance:

Dry-running and corrosion-resistant

Insensitive to dust and dirt

High mechanical stability


Compensation of misalignment and deflections

Easy assembly

Longer service life

Dirt-resistant iglidur® plain bearings for agricultural machinery

Successfully in use in the agricultural industry

Intensive cultivator on the field

No more wasting time with lubricating bearings

igus has been successfully collaborating with Lemken since 2008. Various Lemken machines are equipped with igus plain bearings, among them the cultivator Karat 9. In the overload elements, the metal bearing points previously used had to be lubricated up to one hour per day to prevent wear and corrosion. By switching to lubrication-free polymer plain bearings, the farmer saves valuable time. Furthermore, the dirt resistance and stability of the plain bearings increase service life and dependability.

Root ball transplanter

Heavy load up to 15 tons possible

Maintenance-free and resistant to dust and dirt, the iglidur G plain bearings are used in hinges, locking systems and hydraulic cylinders of bale trimming machines from Optimal-Vertrieb Opitz. They replace red brass solutions, that were produced in-house and required both a relatively large installation space and lubricants that polluted the environment. The new polymer bearings need no lubrication and withstand all edge loads without problems.

igus® solutions in cabins

Resistant to dirt ... ideal wherever there are high loads and chemicals ...


iglidur® J bearings in mirror adjustment mechanisms


drylin® W guide carriages in motor adjustment mechanisms


drylin® W linear guides in backrest adjustment mechanisms


iglidur® G bearings in steering columns


triflex® 3D e-chain® in controls


igubal® double joints in hydraulic valve connections


drylin® W linear guides in backrest adjustment mechanisms


drylin® W linear guides in armrest adjustment mechanisms


E2 energy chain and chainflex® cables in seat adjustment mechanisms

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Vertical farming

Cost-effective automation systems for use in vertical farming

Due to their FDA-conformity, resistance to dirt, non-corroding qualities and absence of a need for maintenance  igus products are able to satisfy the high requirements placed on them in the area of vertical agriculture.  Our Low Cost Automation systems enable cost-effective farming throughout the year and a fast return on investment.

Telescopic work platforms

Low-maintenance and fail-safe components for telescopic work platforms

igus replacement parts designed for guidance, transfer and bearing support on telescopic elevated work platforms, such as energy chains and cables as well as plastic plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the stringent requirements for components that are subjected to continuous stress in outdoor applications.


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