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Cambered axles????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TurfPro, May 24, 2003.

  1. TurfPro

    TurfPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I'm looking for a new 6.5 x 16 ft Landscaoe trailer from Performance trailer.com ,,,,,,,4ft side ,lockable box,etc,etc,for $1275.00,,not a bad price,,but I've been reading about Big Tex trailers and they swear by "cambered axles",,whats the deal with cambered axles?
  2. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    As far as I know if, cambered axles are not a straight axle. Instead they are bent slightly upward in the middle when empty. But when the trailer is fully loaded, the axle will straighten out. They are very good axles as I am told by my trailer dealer.

    Another thing that I think might benefit is when bouncing over bumpy road, the axle could be acting partly as a shock absorber, meaning less wear and damage to the axle. I did not ask my dealer about this, but this is my speculation.
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Cambered axles are bent upward very slightly in the middle. The bends keeps your tires from bowing inward when the trailer is loaded.:blob4:

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