Straight axle with disc brake for Light Trailer

Straight axle with Disc Brake for Light Trailer

What is a Trailer Axle?

An axle, a crucial component for trailers or semi-trailers, is the vital part that connects the wheels. It supports the vehicle load and provides suspension and steering capabilities. Here are the key aspects of the trailer axle:

  • Supports and distributes vehicle load
  • Provides suspension functionality
  • Allows for steering

Structure of a Trailer Axle

The trailer axle is composed of several main components:

Trailer Axle

  • Axle Tube

    The axle tube is the primary part of the trailer axle. It is typically a hollow metal tube with enough strength to bear the vehicle load. It connects and supports the wheels and mitigates shocks through the suspension system.

  • Axle Ends

    The ends of the axle usually have axle heads to connect the wheels. Axle ends typically have hub and bearing components that support the rotation of the wheels and allow them to run safely on the axle.

  • Suspension System

    Trailer axles are often combined with a suspension system to provide the vehicle’s suspension and shock absorption. This system can include springs, shock absorbers, suspension arms, which help disperse and absorb shocks and vibrations during vehicle operation.

  • Steering System

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

Axle Components

Selecting the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

To choose the appropriate trailer axle for your vehicle, you need to determine the following parameters:

  • Load Capacity

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

  • Track Width and Hub Configuration

    Ensure the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tire size and track requirements for compatibility in installation and operation.

  • Suspension Type

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

  • Steering Requirements

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

Popular Applications of Axles

Axles have widespread applications, including:

  • Camping and Leisure

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

  • Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery

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

  • Marine and Boat Transport

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

  • Automotive Transport

    Car-carrying trailers, truck trailers, and other types of automotive trailers usually have high load capacity and appropriate track configuration to ensure safe and stable vehicle 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. We pass the ISO/TS16949 quality inspection certification every year, offer professional design customization services, and sell our products to more than 30 countries and regions worldwide. Our product quality and service have been widely acclaimed by our customers.

Our Production Equipment

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

Our Main Products

Our main products include 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 matching parts. We also produce European agricultural axle series, first-line dual-axle rigid series, torsion arm axle series, and other trailer parts.

Author: Miya