60mm Round Axle is made in Australia and rated to a maximum of 3t
Couplemate manufacturers axles from Bluescope steel in our Wynnum, Brisbane workshops.
Note: Please advise tip to tip length or face to face measurement and axle profile after ordering. Example 2t, 3t, parallel, slimline.
How is a 60mm Round Axle produced?
Watch the video below.
60mm Round axles rarely cause problems.
60mm Round Axle can vary significantly in price. Axles are manufactured in a variety of places, India, China, Malaysia, Australia. Real problems may come from imported steel, causing steel fractures along the beam. Consistent hardness along the beam is another problem.
Couplemate uses virgin Australian steel rated to K1045 for 2t and 3t axles.
Trailer Axle Alignment
Installing a new axle into position is quite tricky for novice installers.
Measure the distance from the chassis rail to the back of the hub on both sides. Once correctly aligned, install the u-bolts over the axle.
Alternatively, measure the chassis width of the trailer. This measurement allows us to weld the axle pads onto the axle before delivery. As a result of the installed axle pads, the axle will auto-locate over the spring centre pins.
In seconds, the axle is perfectly aligned and ready for the u-bolt kit to be installed.
Why should I use Dome Nuts?
We sell dome nuts because I had a problem adjusting my bearings for the trip home from the Hawkesbury River.
No problem removing three wheels, however, the fourth wheel refused to move this wheel nut
No amount of leverage would unfreeze the rusty wheel nut.
The wheel nut protruded past the nut and has become rusted.
One of the guests in the caravan park produced a Hilti Rattle gun. To my surprise, it removed the rusty wheel nut immediately.
Other common problems and tips:
- Rough seal journals cause a loss of grease through the rear seal.
- 50mm Square Axles must be examined before installation for cracks in the steel along the axle.
- Some suppliers supply non-virgin steel or scrap steel and forge this steel into solid square or round shape for axle production. Always ask for Australian Steel.
- Chinese bearings are the second biggest cause of axle failure.
- Use Japanese bearings ensures reliability from your rig.
- The combination of Japanese Bearings and 50mm Square Axle will help you lower maintenance costs for your rig.
We rarely have problems with these larger kits. A Couplemate assembled axle with Japanese gives you our unconditional guarantee of a well made, well-backed axle assembly. At Couplemate, we can help you out with all the boat trailer parts you’ll need.
We supply Australian-made axles for caravans (made at our Wynnum workshops), galvanised marine axles for boat trailers, and drop and overlay axles and stub axles made from Western Australian iron ore.
Calculating The Correct Axle Measurements
As a result of viewing the video above, calculate the face to face measurement.
- Measure the offset wheel. The wheel offset is the distance between the inside of the hub and the outside of the rubber.
- Add 50 mm to the offset. Alternatively, choose your own distance between the rubber and the chassis.
- Multiply by 2 for both sides. Add your chassis width to the above number.
Metric to Imperial ConverterConvert Imperial (inches) to metric (mm)
Still unsure of what measurements to take? Check out this handy guide below:
[P] – Check material specifications. What size and profile is the axle (for example, 45mm Square)
[T] – Overall axle length (tip to tip)
[F] – Hub face to hub face measurement
[A] – Chassis width
[C] – Tyre clearance
[B] – Back offset
[H] – Tyre to chassis
[G] – Axle pad centres
Identifying Bearing Combinations
You will also need to identify your bearing combination which can be done by pulling off a hub and bearings and locating the number laser engraved onto the bearing. You will require both the inner and the outer bearing number.
Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality 60mm Round Trailer Axle 2t or 3t 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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