The Benefits of Torsion Axles
Having a good quality axle means you are worry-free. Torsion axles offer a low maintenance, reliable, quiet, smooth ride. HSI Duratek torsion axles make it simple to have peace-of-mind while trailer towing.
Torsion axles have taken the trailer industry by storm in recent years. The boom in usage can be attributed to the many benefits that torsion axles offer over standard spring axles. Their innovative design provides an array of benefits and avoids many of the shortfalls that have commonly been found in traditional spring axles.
Torsion Axle Benefits
Torsion axles have a very simple design, using rubber cords and an inner bar, rather than the large array of parts found in a spring axle. The simplicity of this design means that there is little to no maintenance that needs to be done. All you have to do is lube your wheel bearings.
Smooth, Quiet Ride
Torsion axles function using a simple design that utilizes the compression of rubber cords inside the axle to cushion the trailer. This twisting and compression motion is very smooth and it rides nicely even when there is no load. Furthermore, there is no metal-to-metal contact inside the axle making it quieter and less abrasive.
Torsion axles have fewer moving parts than traditional forms of trailer suspension. As mentioned earlier, there is no metal-to-metal contact within the axles components. This means that there are no abrasive parts rubbing against each other, causing wear or corrosion. Likewise, the rubber construction means that the axles are more corrosion resistant.
Torsion axles can be used in an extensive range of applications, due to the ease of adjustment. To change the height of a torsion axle, the torsion bars just need to be adjusted. Additionally, half-torsion units can be used, meaning that the application does not need an axle that passes under the entire trailer. This opens up the opportunity for many custom applications and can provide benefits such as additional ground clearance.
When is it better than a Spring Axle?
They are particularly advantageous over springs axles for applications like:
- Marine/Boat trailers
- Rough/bumpy surfaces
- When much lower or higher ride height is needed
- High vibration applications (like wood chippers or generators)
- Custom applications
- Applications with limited mounting space
- Corrosive environments (like saltwater)
Torsion Axles can improve your trailer-towing experience.
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Once you fill out the ordering form it will be submitted to a specialist and they will review and respond with a quote. Complete the form to the best of your ability then send it. Each order is reviewed for quality assurance. Complete the form to the best of your ability then send it. A representative will assist you with your remaining measurements and questions.