Straight axle with electric brake for Light Trailer


Straight Axle with Electric Brake for Light Trailer

Understanding Trailer Axles

A trailer axle is a vital component used for trailers or semi-trailers. It’s a crucial part responsible for connecting the wheels, supporting and transferring the vehicle load, and providing suspension and steering functions.

Structure of a Trailer Axle

Trailer Axle

The trailer axle is composed of several parts:

Axle Tube

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

Axle Ends

The ends of the axle typically have axle heads, which connect the wheels. Axle ends usually feature hub and bearing components, supporting the rotation of the wheels and ensuring their safe operation on the axle.

Suspension System

A trailer axle is often combined with a suspension system to provide the vehicle’s suspension and shock-absorbing functions. The suspension system can include springs, shock absorbers, suspension arms, and other components that help disperse and absorb the shocks and vibrations during vehicle operation.

Steering System

Some trailer axles may also have steering capabilities that allow the vehicle to turn. The steering system typically includes parts connecting the axle and steering device, such as steering arms, connecting rods, and steering mechanisms.

Trailer Axle

Choosing the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

Several parameters need to be determined when choosing the right trailer axle for your vehicle:

Load Capacity

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

Wheelbase and Hub Configuration

Ensure the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tire size and wheelbase requirements, ensuring installation and operational compatibility.

Suspension Type

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

Steering Requirement

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 various applications:

Camping and Leisure

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

Agriculture and Farm Machinery

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

Boat and Boat Transportation

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

Automotive Transportation

Transporting sedans, trucks, and other types of automobiles, automotive trailer axles typically have high load capacities and appropriate wheelbase configurations to ensure safe and stable automotive transportation.

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. We pass the ISO/TS16949 quality inspection certification every year and provide professional custom design services. Our products are sold to over 30 countries and regions worldwide, and our product quality and service have been highly praised by users.

Our Advanced Manufacturing Equipment

Our company uses 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 grinding machines. We also have automatic spraying lines, ultrasonic flaw detectors, three-coordinate measuring instruments, and a series of the most advanced manufacturing and fatigue testing inspection equipment.

Our Main Products

We offer a variety of products, including German and American standard axle assemblies, auto parts, all types of light axles, mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, single-point suspensions, wheel and brake drum assemblies and their supporting parts, European agricultural axle series, first-line double-axle rigid series, torsion arm axle series, and more, including trailer parts.

Author: Miya