Can you make a trailer axle stronger?
Since capacity is the axle(s) combined load rating, you will you need an axle upgrade to truly increase trailer load capacity. So, ditch the wimpy one, and buy another that meets your new load requirement. Sometimes that also means removing the spring hangers and replacing them with stronger ones.
What is better torsion or spring axles?
Torsion trailer axles offer a smoother ride and less maintenance. Leaf springs are more durable, less expensive and far easier to replace parts on. Whichever you choose, you’ll see the best results by properly loading your trailer with the aim of getting the most wear out of the system you pick.
How long do torsion axles last?
Subject: RE: Rubber Torsion Axle Life Expectancy? the lifespan is 15-20 years…. no matter how many miles towed or how stored (weight off frame, etc.)
Are torsion axles any good?
Both torsion and suspensions have a record of reliability. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but it comes down to your preference because they both work great in their own way. Torsion axles are made up of thick rubber cords concealed in the axle’s tubing.
Can I put a bigger axle on my trailer?
It boils down to: Yes you can put bigger axles under your trailer to eliminate axle strain and improve the axle capacity.
Can you add a second axle to a single axle trailer?
If you want to add a second axle to an existing single-axle trailer you potentially can do so but there are a few things to keep in mind. A trailer’s weight capacity depends on all of the components that go into it: coupler, frame, suspension, axles, hubs, wheels and tires.
Are torsion bars still used?
Usage. Torsion bar suspensions are used on combat vehicles and tanks like the T-72, Leopard 1, Leopard 2, M26 Pershing, M18 Hellcat, and the M1 Abrams (many tanks from World War II used this suspension), and on modern trucks and SUVs from Ford, Chrysler, GM, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, Isuzu, LuAZ, and Toyota.
Are torsion axles good for off road?
Torsion axles work well on road, I have them on my horse trailer, but off road they just don’t perform well. Failure of a torsion axle is not repairable in the field the closest you can come to it is welding a gusset in place to solidify the broke arm.
How do I know if my torsion axle is worn out?
If the deflection, or amount of travel of the wheels, on the torsion axle has increased, caused the trailer to bottom out, or is not the same on each side then that would be a good indication that something is wrong.
Can torsion axles be repaired?
Torsion axles use internal rubber cords to provide the suspension motion and they really are not practical to repair/rebuild. Certainly any axle that was damaged in an accident should be replaced purely for safety reasons.
Can you replace the rubber in a torsion axle?
Expert Reply: Torsion axles use internal rubber cords to provide the suspension motion and they really are not practical to repair/rebuild. It is potentially possible that in certain cases the spindles can be replaced but that depends on the specific torsion axle and the specific damage.
How much weight can a 8 lug axle carry?
And just like larger truck axles, an eight-lug trailer axle is usually rated at 5,200 to 7,000 per axle so somewhere between 10K and 14K gross weight. The trailer that our friends were using was only equipped with the smallest 3,500-pound rated axles.