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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?

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...
What are Torsion Axles?

What are Torsion Axles?

AXLE SUSPENSION Torsion axles are a type of axle suspension used on trailers.  Image: Diagram of a torsion axle, shown as a cross-section   Torsion Axle Construction The torsion axle design features a hollow round-cornered square tube bolted directly onto the trailer...

The HSI Duratek Axle Difference

The HSI Duratek Axle Difference HSI DURATEK AXLE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE PERFORMANCE Details can make all the difference. HSI Duratek prides itself on being a traditional American manufacturer, with real people who favor precision, not just mass production. On the road,...

The Benefits of Spring Axles

  Torsion axles have taken the industry by storm, but spring axles still have many faithful users. With all the benefits of torsion axles, this seems illogical, but there are a few key features that lead many buyers to choose traditional spring axles.   Less...