Air suspension for Heavy Duty Trailer

Air Suspension for Heavy Duty Trailer

Understanding the Trailer Axle

The trailer axle is an essential component used in trailers and semi-trailers. As a crucial part of connecting the wheels, it supports and transfers vehicle loads, and provides suspension and steering functionalities.

Structure of a Trailer Axle

A trailer axle comprises several parts which are:

Trailer Axle

  1. Axle Tube

    The axle tube is the main body of the trailer axle. It is typically a hollow metal tube with enough strength to bear the load of the vehicle. It connects and supports the wheels and uses the suspension system for shock absorption.

  2. Axle Ends

    The ends of the axle typically have axle end heads for connecting the wheels. They usually come with hub and bearing components that support the rotation of the wheels and allow them to run safely on the axle.

  3. Suspension System

    The trailer axle usually combines with a suspension system to provide the vehicle’s suspension and shock absorption functionalities. The suspension system can include components like springs, shock absorbers, and suspension arms that help disperse and absorb shocks and vibrations during the vehicle’s operation.

  4. Steering System

    Some trailer axles may also have steering functionalities that allow the vehicle to turn. The steering system usually includes components connecting the axle and the steering device, such as steering arms, tie rods, and steering mechanisms.

Trailer Axle Parts

Choosing the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

To select the suitable trailer axle for your vehicle, you need to determine several parameters:

  1. Payload Capacity

    Determine the maximum load weight your vehicle needs to carry. Ensure that the chosen axle can safely and effectively support the required load.

  2. Wheelbase and Hub Configuration

    Ensure that the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tyre size and wheelbase requirements to ensure installation and operational compatibility.

  3. Suspension Type

    Common suspension types include independent suspension and rigid suspension. Independent suspension offers better shock absorption and suspension effects, suitable for applications that require smoother operation.

  4. Steering Requirements

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

Popular Applications of Axles

Axles find extensive usage in several areas:

  1. Camping and Leisure

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

  2. Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery

    Agricultural trailers and farm machinery trailers use trailer axles to carry agricultural equipment, agricultural products, and other weights required for agricultural purposes.

  3. Marine and Boat Transport

    Boat trailers use trailer axles to support and transport the hull, making the transportation of boats more convenient and efficient.

  4. Automotive Transport

    For transporting cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles, automotive trailer axles typically have high payload 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 manufacturing companies in China. With a factory area of 20,000 square meters, we pass the ISO/TS16949 quality inspection certification annually. We offer professional design customization services and our products are sold to over 30 countries and regions worldwide, receiving high praise for product quality and service.

Our Production Equipment

Our company uses advanced equipment such as electron beam welding machines, arc welding robots, CNC machine tool processing centers, CNC plate welding gantry cutting centers, large hydraulic machines, large cylindrical grinding machines, automatic spray 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 range of products including German and American standard axle assemblies, auto parts, various light axles, mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, single point suspensions, wheel and brake drum assemblies and their supporting parts, European agricultural axle series, single-line double axle rigid series, torsion arm axle series, and more, including trailer parts.

Author: Miya