The bushing is a simple component, it is inexpensive and break resistant, and depending on the model, a nylon or a metal bushing is available. Nylon bushings are also corrosion resistant.
Use is limited to low speed and short run applications.
It has a high rolling and moving resistance, meaning that applying a higher force is required to move wheels with bushings.
Under normal conditions, bushings do not require any maintenance.
Inappropriate use of bushings, by using them too fast or applying a higher load capacity, may cause overheating or distortion as a result thereof.