Posted 5/4/2021 19:35 (#8987568) Subject: torsion axles on LS trailer rebuildable?
Or are they a throw away type deal? I have a tire that's wearing badly on one side, and you can see that it's toe'd out by about an inch. Putting a wood fence post between the tires and prying i can get about half inch 'play' in the rubber torsion.. (front tire) where the rear tire is rock solid. Just eyeballing down the sides of the tires shows a fair amount of toe out when trailer is not moving. I'd say it's all slop in the rubber torsion part.
These are just 7k axles, and the trailer is about halfway home to the crusher. 2 schools of thought here.. replace (if it's not fixable) that axle with similar axle... and run it until next badger hole jumps in front of me..
or upgrade to say, 10k torsion, and built a cradle that would allow those high priced axles to be transferred more easily to the next new trailer(s)
Dang it.. why do trailer mfg's make a trailer that can hold 10, 1300 lb cows, comfortably, only to put 14k worth of axles under it?