Self-steering axle series for Heavy Duty Trailer

Self-steering axle series for Heavy Duty Trailer

Introduction to Trailer Axles

A trailer axle is an essential component used in trailers or semi-trailers. It serves as a vital link to the wheels, supports and delivers vehicle loads, and provides suspension and steering functions. Here are some key points to understand about trailer axles:

  • They act as the primary support for the vehicle’s load, ensuring the weight is evenly distributed across the wheels.
  • They offer a suspension function that helps in absorbing shocks and vibrations during the vehicle’s operation, providing a smoother ride.
  • Some trailer axles are equipped with a steering system, which allows for easier maneuvering of the vehicle.

Structure of Trailer Axles

Trailer Axle

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 vehicle’s load. It connects and supports the wheels and dampens shocks through the suspension system.

Axle Ends

The ends of the axle usually have axle end heads for connecting the wheels. These end heads typically have hub and bearing components which support the rotation of the wheels, allowing them to run securely on the axle.

Suspension System

Trailer axles are usually combined with a suspension system to provide the vehicle’s suspension and shock absorption functions. This system can include springs, shock absorbers, suspension arms, etc., which help disperse and absorb impacts 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 components that connect the axle to the steering device, such as steering arms, tie rods, and steering mechanisms.

Steering System

Selecting the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

Load Capacity

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

Wheelbase and Hub Configuration

Based on your vehicle’s tire size and wheelbase requirements, ensure the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tires for compatibility in installation and operation.

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 driving.

Steering Needs

If your vehicle needs steering capabilities, choose an axle with a steering system. Ensure the axle you choose is compatible with your steering device and provides excellent steering performance and reliability.

Popular Applications of Axles

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 bear the weight of agricultural equipment, agricultural products, and other agricultural purposes.

Marine and Boat Transport

Boat trailers or yacht trailers use trailer axles to support and transport the hull, making the transportation of boats 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 configurations to ensure safe and stable car transport.

About Our Trailer Axles Factory

Established in 1999, we are one of the most professional axle manufacturers in China. Our factory covers an area of 20,000 square meters, passes the ISO/TS16949 quality certification every year, and can provide professional design and customization services. Our products are sold to over 30 countries and regions worldwide and have received high praise for their quality and service from our customers.

Our Production Equipment

We use advanced equipment, including electron beam welding machines, arc welding robots, CNC machining centers, CNC plate welding gantry cutting centers, large hydraulic machines, large cylindrical grinding machines, automatic spray lines, ultrasonic detectors, three-coordinate measuring instruments, and a series of the most advanced manufacturing and fatigue testing inspection equipment.

Our Main Products

Our main products include German-style, American-style and other standard axle assemblies, auto parts, various types of light axles, mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, single-point suspensions, wheels and brake drum assemblies and their supporting parts, European-style agricultural axle series, first-line dual-axle rigid series, torsion arm axle series, and other trailer parts.

Author: Miya