You would need a replacement axle if you have noticed tread wear due to improper tire alignment, which is the result of a bent trailer spindle on one side. In addition, another common reason for axle damage results from over loading the trailer, which will result in noticing tread wear on the insides of both trailer tires. If you trailer experiences exposure to corrosive environments, such as a boat trailer, rust damage is another possible culprit for axle replacement.
This 7,000 lb Capacity Trailer Axle is made with 1/4" Steel Wall Thickness, measures 3" in diameter, and features #42 Drop Spindles welded into the beam. This listing is for the Beam Only. This Axle is for trailers with a Leaf Spring Suspension. We offer all additionally needed components separately for you to build the exact axle kit that you are needing for your trailer.
Drop Axles Feature a 4" Drop in the Spindle. The Spindle Itself drops, and then is welded into the Axle Beam. Typically Drop Axles are used on heavy duty equipment trailers and car haulers to keep the deck of the trailer as low as possible.
The Tapered Spindle design of this 7,000 lb Axle has the following features:
Inner Bearing Surface: 1 3/4" ( Most commonly accommodates a 25580 Bearing Number)
Outer Bearing Surface: 1 1/4" ( Accommodates the following Bearing Numbers: 15123, 67048, and 14125A)
Grease Seal: 2.25" Grease Seal Surface
This listing is for a 66" Hub Face Axle that does not have the spring seats welded to the beam. They are included with your perches, and can be set and welded to your specific measurements. The 66 inch measurement is also referred to as the Track Measurement, or Center of Tire Measurement.
Specific Axle Specifications for this 7,000 lb Drop Trailer Axle:
Hub Face: 66"
*Refers to the Outside Face of one Hub as it meets the wheel to the outside face of opposing hub as it meets the wheel
Brake Flange Measurement: 59"
*Refers to the Outside of one Brake Flange to the outside of opposing brake flange
Overall Axle Length (Tip to Tip): 72"
*Refers to the tip of one side of axle spindle to the opposing tip
Acceptable Spring Seat Ranges: 48" - 50"
*Refers to Measurement from Center of One Leaf Spring to Center of Leaf Spring on opposing end of axle beam
*Per Manufacturer Specifications, for this Axle to achieve its 7,000 lb carrying capacity, this length of axle should only be used within the above mentioned Spring Seat Ranges. Using this axle with Spring Center measurements outside this range could result in improper fit (clearance) or premature axle damage (result of increased leverage).
No Camber: Leaf Springs can be mounted on top of or underneath axle
Spring Seat Location: Included Spring Seats can be welded for Over Slung or Under Slung Leaf Springs per your trailers specifications within the listed allowable ranges.