Torsion axles? what do they do?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GreenGrassEarnsCash, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I am getting ready to buy a 6 by 12 single axle haulmark trailer. it is the transport dlx model and i was wondering what is the difference between leaf spring axles and torsion axles?
  2. GreenGrassEarnsCash

    GreenGrassEarnsCash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    someone help me out here please!
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,490

  4. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    Torsion axles give a smoother ride, the trailer will sit 'slightly' lower, less bounce, and slighly less sway (no 'spring walk').

    Around salt water, maybe road saltthough I have no experience there, springs will rust and deteriorate badly, torsion axles don't have this problem.

    Torsion axles are generally better and longer lasting.
  5. shortgut

    shortgut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    better ride and last longer ,warranty is better on them
    the ones we have on our gooseneck have a 5 year warranty I think.
    As said in another post the trailer sits closer to the ground
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    A better ride. And worth the money. :)

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