Agricultural axle with brake

Agricultural axle with Brake

What is a Trailer Axle?

A trailer axle is a vital component used in trailers or semi-trailers. It is a crucial part that connects the wheels, supports, and transmits the vehicle load, providing suspension and steering functionalities. This axle plays an essential role in the overall performance of the vehicle, ensuring its safe and smooth operation.

Components of a Trailer Axle

Axle Tube

The axle tube is the main part of the trailer axle. It is typically a hollow metal tube that has enough strength to withstand the load of the vehicle. It connects and supports the wheels and reduces shock through the suspension system.

Axle Ends

The two ends of the axle typically have axle ends that connect the wheels. The axle ends usually have hub and bearing components. They support the rotation of the wheels and allow the wheels to operate safely on the axle.

Suspension System

Trailer axles are commonly used in conjunction with a suspension system to provide the vehicle’s suspension and shock absorption capabilities. The suspension system may include springs, shock absorbers, suspension arms, etc. These help disperse and absorb the shocks and vibrations during the vehicle’s operation.

Steering System

Some trailer axles may also have a steering function, enabling the vehicle to turn. The steering system usually includes parts connecting the axle and steering device, such as steering arms, tie rods, and steering mechanisms.

How to Choose the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

Load Capacity

The maximum load weight your vehicle needs to carry. You need to ensure that the chosen axle can safely and effectively support the required load.

Wheelbase and Hub Configuration

The size and wheelbase requirements of your vehicle tires ensure that the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle tires to ensure compatibility in installation and operation.

Suspension Type

Common suspension types include independent suspension and rigid suspension. Independent suspension provides better shock absorption and suspension effects, suitable for applications requiring smoother driving.

Steering Requirements

If your vehicle needs to have a steering function, choose an axle with a steering system. Ensure that the chosen axle is compatible with your steering device and provides excellent steering performance and reliability.

Popular Applications of Axles

Camping and Recreation

Camping trailers, caravans, and other recreational vehicles use trailer axles to provide support and suspension functions.

Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery

Agricultural trailers and farm machinery trailers use trailer axles to bear the weight of agricultural equipment, agricultural products, and other agricultural uses.

Boating and Boat Transport

Boat trailers or boat trailers use trailer axles to support and transport the hull, making boat transport more convenient and efficient.

Automotive Transport

Transporting cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles, automotive trailer axles usually have high load capacity and appropriate wheelbase configuration to ensure safe and stable automotive transport.

About Our Trailer Axles Factory

Established in 1999, we are one of the most professional axle manufacturers in China. Our factory has a building area of 20,000 square meters. Each year, we pass the ISO/TS16949 quality inspection certification. We can provide professional custom design services. Our products are sold to more than 30 countries and regions worldwide, and our product quality and service have been well received by users.

Our Production Equipment

The company uses advanced equipment, electron beam welding machines, arc welding robots, CNC machine tool processing centers, CNC plate welding gantry cutting centers, large hydraulic presses and large cylindrical grinding machines, automatic spraying lines, ultrasonic detectors, coordinate measuring machines, and a series of the most advanced manufacturing and fatigue testing inspection equipment.

Our Main Products

We offer a variety of standard axle assemblies including German and American standards, auto parts, various light axles, mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, single point suspensions, wheels and brake drum assemblies and corresponding parts, European agricultural axle series, single line double axle rigid series, torsion arm axle series, etc., including trailer parts.

Author: Miya