What is a torsion axle?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Exact Rototilling, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Torsion axles are supposed to ride much smoother. My leaf springed enclosed bounces all over the place, and my dad's otherwise identical torsion axle trailer rides as smooth as glass. If I were to do it over, I'd spend the extra bucks on a torsion axle.
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've often wondered why leaf spring axles on trailers don't utilize shocks like a truck? That would stop a lot of the bouncing that happens. Tony

    DISTURBEDSMR LawnSite Member
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    get a torsion especially with a single axle no bouncing around even when empty and no springs to worry about breaking
  6. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree. Go for the torison axle. It'a very nice option, especially on a smaller or lighter trailer.

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