Procedures for Choosing the Suitable Trailer Axle Assembly
The follwoing drawing should be understood before you choosing the suitable trailer axles:
- Max Capacity:
The capacity of each trailer axle depends on the GVWR( Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). For trailers which have multiple rear axle assembly, the mimimum capacity of each trailer axle should be got by dividing the GVWR by the numbers of trailer axles.
- Brake Drum
Size of the brake lining effects the whole brake system. Make sure the diamensions of the brake shoes and the size of the brake lining before choosing the trailer axle assembly.
- Type of Trailer Axles
Different people who comes from different places prefer different types trailer axles. The shape( round, square) of trailer axle beam is different, so as some other specifications. If you need continue to use the existed hubs or drums, choosing the right axles with suitable specification is very important.
- Track Length
It means the distance between two centers of two wheels.
- Spring Centers
It means the distance between two centers of two trailer leaf springs.
- Total Length
It means the distance between two ends of the axle spindle.
It is a key factor for choosing the suitable axle. The PCD of the brake drum and the hub should be same.