Torsion axle with mechanical brake for Light Trailer

Torsion Axle with Mechanical Brake for Light Trailer

What is a Trailer Axle?

An axle is a key component used in trailers or semi-trailers. It is the vital part that connects the wheels, supports and transfers the load of the vehicle, and provides suspension and steering functions. It’s a crucial part of the vehicle’s overall structure and operation.

Components of a Trailer Axle

Trailer Axle

Here are some crucial parts that make up a trailer axle:

1. Axle Tube

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

2. Axle Ends

The ends of the axle usually have axle end heads, used to connect the wheels. The axle end heads typically have hub and bearing components, which support the rotation of the wheels and allow the wheels to operate safely on the axle.

3. Suspension System

The trailer axle is often used in conjunction with a suspension system to provide suspension and shock absorption functions. The suspension system can include springs, shock absorbers, suspension arms, and other components that help disperse and absorb the shocks and vibrations during travel.

4. Steering System

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

Trailer Axle Components

Choosing the Right Trailer Axle for Your Vehicle

When selecting a trailer axle for your vehicle, consider the following parameters:

1. Load Capacity

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

2. Track and Hub Configuration

Based on the size and track requirements of your vehicle’s tires, ensure the axle length and hub configuration match your vehicle’s tires to ensure compatibility in installation and operation.

3. Suspension Type

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

4. Steering Requirements

If your vehicle needs to have a steering function, choose an axle with a steering system. Ensure the selected axle is compatible with your steering device and offers good steering performance and reliability.

Popular Applications of Axles

Here are some popular applications of axles:

1. Camping and Recreation

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

2. Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery

Agricultural trailers and agricultural 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 or vessel trailers use trailer axles to support and transport boat bodies, making the transportation of boats more convenient and efficient.

4. Automotive Transport

For transporting sedans, trucks, and other types of vehicles, automotive trailer axles usually have a high load capacity and appropriate track configuration to ensure safe and stable automotive 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. Each year, we pass the ISO/TS16949 quality inspection certification. We can provide professional design and customization services. Our products are sold to more than 30 countries and regions worldwide, and our product quality and service have received positive feedback from users.

Our Production Equipment

We use advanced equipment including an electron beam welding machine, arc welding robot, CNC machine tool processing center, CNC plate welding gantry cutting center, large hydraulic press, and large cylindrical grinder, automatic spraying line, ultrasonic flaw detector, three-coordinate measuring instrument, and a series of the most advanced manufacturing and fatigue testing inspection equipment.

Our Main Products

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

Author: Miya