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How To Measure Trailer Axles

Spring Axles   The generally accepted measurements that define spring axles are hub face, spring center, and overhang.  Hub face is a measurement that defines the space between the outside faces of the hub. This is the face that the bolts protrude from, and the wheel...
Why are Axles Bent/Curved?

Why are Axles Bent/Curved?

What is Axle Camber? Are Axles Supposed to Bend? In short, yes. The “bend” in an axle is called the Camber. (This is not to be confused with V-Bend; the small downward bend in the axle’s center. Usually, done for cargo clearance, in applications like...
Axle Flip: Why NOT to do it

Axle Flip: Why NOT to do it

What is Axle Flipping? DISCLAIMER: HSI Duratek does NOT recommend flipping trailer axles, it is very dangerous.   Can Axles be Flipped? It is not recommended, but it can be done. “Flipping” is a term used to refer to taking the spring, usually mounted below the axle,...
What are Drop Axles?

What are Drop Axles?

Image Above: Diagram of a drop axle vs. a straight axle, shown from the front. The Low-Down on Drop Axles Drop axles are similar to standard spring axles, but the spindles at the end of the tube bend up. This puts the hub higher up, generally lowering the axle closer...

How are Trailer Axles made?

BUILDING HSI DURATEK AXLES At HSI Duratek, we know that the little details can make all the difference. In the world of trailer axles, quality, safety, and dependability are essential in making sure your trailer is always operating at it’s best. That’s why...