Axle Drop Plates 32mm thickness

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Axle Drop Plates 32mm thick to suit 45mm to 50mm steel axle beams

Axle Drop Plates 32mm thickness suit 3″ and 4″ Axle Drops. Plates to suit a variety of 45mm and 50mm axles and stubs. Suitable for horse floats and boat trailers.

broken 25mm drop plateThe thickness of the drop plates is critically essential. Drop plates installed on axle assemblies less than 32mm in width can result in disastrous consequences.

The IRS in the photo has been built with a 25mm drop plate. The 25mm plate was used because the 9″ mechanical assembly rated to 1000kg was considered alight weight application.

However, the 9″ brake setup was used in conjunction with an unbraked tandem trailer 2000kg setup. The drop plate was not engineered well enough, in this case, prevent the shock loading when the rig hit a gutter on a roundabout.

IRS Axles and Drop Axles with Thin Drop Plates causing Problems

Couplemate recommends and uses only 32mm thick drop plates in all of its axles builds.

  • 3″ x 45mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub.
  • 4″ x 45mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub
  • 4″ x 50mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub
  • 4-inch x 50mm Square Beam to 50mm round Stub

Additionally, it is not a good idea to install bearing buddies on drum braked axles. Excess grease contaminates brake shoes rendering them ineffective during a braking event.

Finally, all drop plate assemblies build by Couplemate are 32mm wide. Some narrower plates can twist under extreme loads and cornering. This action places stresses on u-bolts and other suspension parts like shackles and bearings.

Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality Axle Drop Plates 32mm thickness and caravan spare parts throughout Australia.

Customers are welcome to either pickup or take advantage of our low freight rates. Express shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart.

We also ship products to New Zealand via Australia Post Air Express.

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Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions15 × 10 × 3 cm
Drop Plates

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