32mm Axle Drop Plates to suit 45mm to 50mm steel axle beams
32mm axle drop plates lower axles by 3-inch, or 4-inch. Plates to fit a variety of 45mm and 50mm axles and stubs.
Suitable for horse floats and boat trailers. OEM prices are available.
Question: What size drop plates are known to lower my caravan
Answer: Drop plates decrease the height of the axle from the ground to suit various size stub axles and beams.
- 45mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub - 3-inch
- 45mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub - 4 inch
- 50mm Square Beam to 45mm round Stub - 4 inch
- 50mm Square Beam to 56mm round Stub - 4-inch
Couplemate recommends using Australian-made 32mm drop plates cut from virgin steel.
A 25mm drop plate in the right-hand image is too small for the independent rubber suspension axle build.
In this case, the drop plate is not engineered well enough to prevent shock loading when the rig hits a gutter on a roundabout.
Additionally, installing bearing buddies on drum braked axles is not a good idea. Excess grease contaminates brake shoes rendering them ineffective during a braking event.
Finally, all drop plate assemblies built by Couplemate are 32mm wide. Some narrower plates can twist under extreme loads and cornering. This action stresses u-bolts and other suspension trailers parts like shackles and bearings.