What's the best way to upgrade trailer axle

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Smitty58, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I bought a home made deck-over trailer. The trailer seems to be built well with a expanded metal floor. The only problem is the axles, they are not as beefy as I would like so I am looking to change it. So do I just buy a complete axle kit from a supplier or is there a better way. I've read here about using a vehicle axle, will that work ,or what about something even heavier like a pickup axle? The trailer is 7 x 12 and being a deck over I don't really have to worry about making the width of the new axle match the old one. Anyone have any experience doing this?
  2. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I would just order a new trailer axle from a trailer dealer in your town or from www.etrailerpart.com. You should just be able to drop the axles and mount the new kit up directly.
  3. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    I did that on a boat trailer. I think I bought from the same website as above. Good prices and you can get the complete kit or just the parts. I think it would be a waste of time trying to cobble a vehicle axle onto a trailer.

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