Axle shaft Series for Heavy Duty Trailer

axle Shaft Series for Heavy Duty Trailer

What is a Trailer Axle?

A trailer axle, used for trailers or semi-trailers, is an essential component that connects the wheels. It supports and carries the vehicle’s load, providing suspension and steering functions.

Structure of a Trailer Axle

The trailer axle comprises several parts that work together to support, steer, and maneuver the trailer. These key components are:

  1. Axle Tube
  2. Axle Ends
  3. Suspension System
  4. Steering System

Picture of a trailer axle

Axle Tube

The axle tube is the main body of the trailer axle, usually a hollow metal tube that has enough strength to bear the vehicle’s load. It connects and supports the wheels and mitigates shock through the suspension system.

Axle Ends

The ends of the axle typically have axle ends, which connect the wheels. Axle ends usually have hub and bearing components, supporting the rotation of the wheels and allowing the wheels to operate safely on the axle.

Suspension System

The trailer axle often works in conjunction with the suspension system to provide suspension and shock-absorbing functions for the vehicle. The suspension system can include springs, shock absorbers, and suspension arms, helping to disperse and absorb shocks and vibrations during the vehicle’s operation.

Steering System

Some trailer axles may also have steering capabilities, allowing the vehicle to turn. The steering system usually includes parts connecting the axle and the steering device, such as the steering arm, connecting rod, and steering mechanism.

Picture of a trailer axle

Choosing the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

Several factors need to be considered when selecting a trailer axle for your vehicle:

  1. Load Capacity
  2. Wheelbase and Hub Configuration
  3. Suspension Type
  4. Steering Requirements

Load Capacity

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

Wheelbase and Hub Configuration

Ensure that the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tire size and wheelbase requirements 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 that require smoother driving.

Steering Requirements

If your vehicle needs steering capabilities, 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

Axles are widely used in various sectors:

  1. Camping and Leisure
  2. Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery
  3. Marine and Boat Transport
  4. Automotive Transport

Camping and Leisure

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 carry agricultural equipment, farm produce, and other agricultural purposes.

Marine and Boat Transport

Boat trailers use trailer axles to support and transport boat hulls, 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 manufacturing companies in China. Our factory covers an area of 20,000 square meters, and we pass the ISO/TS16949 quality certification every year. We offer professional design and customization services, and our products are sold to over 30 countries and regions worldwide. Our product quality and service have been highly praised by users.

Our Production Equipment

We use advanced equipment, including electron beam welders, arc welding robots, CNC machine tool machining centers, CNC plate welding gantry cutting centers, large hydraulic presses, and large cylindrical grinding machines. We also have an automatic spraying line, ultrasonic flaw detectors, and three-coordinate measuring instruments, among other state-of-the-art manufacturing and fatigue testing inspection equipment.

Our Main Products

We offer German, American and other standard axle assemblies, auto parts, various light axes, mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, single-point suspensions, wheel and brake drum assemblies, and their supporting parts. We also produce European agricultural axle series, rigid double-axle series, torsion arm axle series, and other products, including trailer parts.

Author: Miya