How can I tell what size axle my trailer has?
If you bought a company-made trailer (as opposed to building one yourself from a kit) there should be a tag with the VIN, weight and capacities all there for you. You should find it on the driver’s side of the trailer. A second way to determine the size axle you need is to measure the diameter of your existing axle.
What are oil bath hubs?
Yes, oil hubs and grease hubs use the same cavity to oil and grease, through the center cap. The main difference is a standard grease hub for an EZ lube spindle is grease is pressed into place and maintained through the center cap and an oil bath hub cap, has a rubber seal, holds oil and screws into the hub.
What temperature should trailer hubs be?
Temperatures in the range of 140 degrees F. to 175 degrees F. are considered normal. Use extreme caution when attempting to determine hub temperature. Normal bearing operation temperatures may cause the hub to be too hot to touch comfortably.
What kind of oil do you put in trailer hubs?
I recommend the Kodiak Synthetic Bearing Oil for Oil Bath Hubs – 8 oz Bottle # XLPROLUBE. It is a 90 weight synthetic oil.
Do you grease oil bath hubs?
You’ll basically just need to remove as much of the oil from your hubs as you can and then pack them with grease instead of oil. Oil seals and caps seal better than grease seals and caps so to make the conversion you want to make is not hard at all.
What can I use instead of Hub oil?
Since hubs use tapered roller bearings pretty much any lube should work. Gear oils have EP addatives and IMO would be a better choice than a motor oil.
What kind of axles are in a PJ trailer?
PJ Trailer 2-3/8″ diameter round tube trailer axle has a black painted finish and cambered design and was made by Dexter to PJ specifications. All axles include spindle nuts, nut retainers, and D-washers. $127.95
Which is the best brand of trailer axles?
TPU stocks premium trailer axle brands like Rockwell American, Dexter Axle, And Lippert Axles. From utility trailer axles, gooseneck trailer axles, low boy trailer axles, semi trailer axles and much more. Big or large axles we can cover it all.
What are the dimensions of a trailer axle?
Trailer Axles x >. Trailer axle measures 95″ from hub face to hub face and 80″ from spring center to spring center. Includes electric brake assemblies, hubs, drums, bearings, races, seals, and mounting hardware. E-Z Lube spindles for simple lubrication.
How big is a Dexter trailer axle beam?
Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with E-Z Lube Spindles – 86-1/2″ Long – 5,200 lbs Round trailer axle beam measures 86-1/2″ from hub face to hub face (when hubs – sold separately – are mounted) and 71-1/2″ from spring center to spring center. E-Z Lube spindles make it easy to lubricate bearings (sold separately).