Utility trailer axel issues!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I have a 8x18 open utility trailer with tandem axels. A month ago I hit a huge FI#### pot hole and got a flat. Went and got it fixed so now the same axel on the other side is eatting up the inside of the tire. This is the back axel only not the front.

    Checked wheel bearings
    Measured axels
    Checked u bolts and mounting hardware

    SO I guess it is bent correct?
    Next where do I find an 8 foot axel with 88 inch centers for a good price
    Next how about switching to the other type of axels pros cons and pricing!
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    If it is bent.......a good alignment shop can probably bend it back......might cost almost as much as a new axle but I was thinking about saving downtime and labor

  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Take it to a suspension shop and they can press it back.

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