View Full Version : Trailer Wheels Angling In

08-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Any idea why?

08-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Single axle? My old Trailerman did that. They said it was the axle and would not effect anything bad, except for tires... That trailer was not kept around long after that though...

08-08-2010, 08:28 PM
is your axle have a slight bend in it also? like a bend up?

08-08-2010, 08:29 PM
So when you put a load on it, the tires flatten out and wear better.

08-08-2010, 09:26 PM
Bent axle from overloading it? I see trailers everyday here, single axle trailers with 2 big mowers on them and the wheels are angled like your speaking off.

08-09-2010, 11:06 PM
I'm not overloaded, carrying a 52" Exmark in a 6x12 enclosed Haulin. that's it.

Mike B.
08-13-2010, 06:28 PM
When my trailer tires did that, it was a bent axle. When I looked at the axle from the back of the trailer i could see where the center of the axle bent down. I think I overloaded it !

08-13-2010, 06:37 PM
In at the top or in at the bottom?

knox gsl
08-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Is it a torsion axle or soild axle?

08-18-2010, 08:09 PM
So when you put a load on it, the tires flatten out and wear better.

thats absurd!!!!

Its a bent axle, when you look at new trailers they are not like that......

09-09-2010, 04:19 AM
First off lets get the record straight all trailers are built with axles that are pre-loaded for weight angling up in the center when empty. When your load is applied the axle acts as a spring leveling out in the center to lessen the wear to the inner for over weighted trailers, and outer for empty trailers. The guy who assumes that axles are built perfectly level at manufacture has never built a trailer. if this has not answered your questions as to why your axle on your trailer is convex when empty try going to dexteraxles.com and they can explain it for you hope this helps as that i build landscape trailers and all of our axles have a preload rate added to keep tire wear when loaded to a minimum.

ps convex empty good concave empty bad

G. Ramey
10-13-2010, 09:40 PM
I have heard of turning an axle over when they bend from overloading. I don't know if all axles can be turned over or what is involved.