Manufacturing the world’s best Ball Units   Since 1939

Made in the UK | Est. 1939
Made in the UK | Est. 1939


  • Load Ball Diameter Ø (mm): 30
  • Max Diameter: 50
  • Working Height of Ball: 13.8 +/- 0.2

The latest Heavy Duty Ball Transfer Unit in the series featuring a completely new design giving:

  • 60% Reduction in friction
  • 50% Reduction in dB noise level in use
  • Improved Corrosion resistance
  • 10% Greater load ball exposure
  • Tapered body for easier installation
  • Cost effective solution for new and replacement parts

The new 888 Series also features a revised dirt exit hole with a 30% increase in the open area.

Type 16
Carbon Steel with Stainless balls
350kg Add to Enquiry Compare

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General Specifications - 888-30-16


Type 16: Stainless Steel balls & Carbon Steel housing

Max Dynamic Loading (Kg) LOAD BALL UP 350 771 lbs 9910 oz
Weight (Kg) 0.29 1014 oz
Load Ball Diameter Ø (mm) 30 115 in
Dimension A - Max Diameter (mm) 50 2 in
Dimension B - Working Height of Ball (mm) 13.8 +/- 0.2 12 in +/- 0
Dimension D - Body Diameter (mm) 45 +/- 0.08 134 in +/- 0
Dimension E - Under Flange to Base (mm) 21 45 in
Dimension F - Base Thickness (mm) 2 110 in
Dimension L - Overall Height (mm) 34.8 125 in
Load Ball Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Support Ball Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Unit Housing Material Carbon Steel - Bright Zinc Plated Carbon Steel - Bright Zinc Plated

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Quality Testing

ALWAYSE Engineering is quality registered to ISO 9001 and has a rigorous policy of testing, utilising our specially designed test equipment.

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