An axle plays a central role where braking, steering, and driving are concerned. Primarily, it’s a shaft on which the wheels are mounted. In that position, the axle sustains wheel alignment, bears the weight of the vehicle and cargo, and secures the positioning of gears. As such, axle specifications play a vital role in determining the handling capabilities and the load potential of a trailer.
At Standard Axle, we stock a variety of axle parts, including spring lads, axle tubes, nylon lock nuts, and spindle washers. Customers looking to replace their trailer axles can find the necessary parts from us and even choose from a number of brands.
What are the Different Types of Trailer Axles?
There are many types of axles, including coil springs, spring, trailing arm, rubber compression, and torsion. However, torsion and spring are the most commonly used on trailers.
Maintaining Trailer Axles
Lubrication plays a major role in keeping axles in good working condition. It prevents corrosion and friction between the moving parts, which may cause them to break down. The wheel bearings should always be well greased to allow the wheels to rotate freely.
To lubricate the wheel bearings, you start by removing the rubber plug found on the ends, then insert a grease gun on the zerk. Next, you need to pump until you see new grease, then replace the rubber plug.
What Should You Consider When Purchasing Trailer Axles?
You need to consider the following when looking for axles:
At Standard Axle, we have snap rings for varying shafts, and spring pads suitable for different axle tube sizes and shapes. This allows customers to choose parts that conform to the specifications of the axles they wish to build.
Build a Strong Axle
If you want to rebuild trailer axles, Standard Axle has got you covered. Our products are available at competitive prices, with an option to make your order over the phone. Give us a call today on 519-451-1116 for more details about the parts and accessories we have on offer.