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Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs

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Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication. Lowest Prices for the best trailer axles from Dexter Axle. Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs part number 20545I-EZ-72-10 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - 20545I-EZ-72-10

  • 2200 lbs
  • 72 Inch Long
  • 58 Inch
  • 5 on 4-1/2
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • Idler Hubs
  • Dexter Axle
  • Easy Lube Spindles

Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication.


Features:

  • Round axle beam acts as part of your trailer's suspension system
    • Replace an axle on your trailer
    • Fabricate a suspension to fit your application
  • High-strength steel construction
  • Bend in axle creates zero camber angle for even road-to-tread contact across the width of your trailer's tires
    • Best for straight-line acceleration and steady, controlled towing
  • Underslung design - spring seats welded to underside of axle for mounting leaf springs
    • Low ride height makes it easier to load and unload your trailer
  • Straight, EZ-Lube spindles - no drop
    • Built-in grease zerks for simple lubrication
  • Spring seats and spindles are welded on
  • Cast iron idler hubs are sturdy and durable
    • Bearings, races, seals, grease caps, wheel studs, lug nuts, and marine-grade wheel bearing grease included
  • Limited 2-year warranty


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 2,200 lbs
  • Hub-face-to-hub-face length: 72"
  • Spring-center-to-spring-center length: 58"
  • Hub bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Hub flange diameter: 5-1/2"
  • Tubing outer diameter: 1-3/4"
  • Spindle size: 1-1/16"
  • Grease cap outer diameter: 1.986"
  • Wheel stud diameter: 1/2"
  • Wheel size: 8" - 12"


Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings
    • Inner bearing: L44649
    • Outer bearing: L44649
  • Races
    • Inner race: L44610
    • Outer race: L44610
  • Seal: 10-60
    • Inner diameter: 1.50"
    • Outer diameter: 1.987"


Axle Dimensions

Hub Face and Spring Center Measurements on Standard Trailer Axle

There are multiple ways to measure the length of an axle beam, but the hub-face-to-hub-face and spring-center-to-spring-center lengths are the most accurate. Hub face (A) refers to the length of the axle measured from the base of one wheel stud to the base of the wheel stud on the opposite side of the axle.


The spring center (B) is the approximate width of your trailer. It is measured from the center of the spring seat on one side of the axle to the center of the seat on the other. This axle beam comes with the spring seats welded on.


If you are replacing your trailer's axle, you should be able to figure out which type you need by determining your trailer's capacity, the bolt pattern of your wheels, the brake type and the aforementioned lengths.


Dexter Axles

Dexter axles are made of high-strength steel and come with spindles and spring seats welded on. The spring seats are attached to the underside of the axle so that the leaf springs (sold separately) can mount beneath the axle. The result of this underslung design is a trailer that rides a bit lower for quick and easy loading and unloading.


Each axle is manufactured to create a certain camber angle. This ensures that the angle of the wheels is correct for your towing needs. Because the primary concern when towing is maintaining controlled, in-line movement, each axle is made so that your trailer's tires will run along the pavement evenly, with contact across the width of the tread. The result is excellent straight-line acceleration for steady, in-line tracking. You might notice the bend near the center of the axle; this is what ensures the proper camber angle. Having the center ride a bit higher and the sides of the axle bent lower allows the axle to give just enough to compensate for the load.


Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.

Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: 8 on 6-1/2 means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)

Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: 5 on 4-1/2 means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)

Bolt Pattern - Side

Measuring the distance (D) from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"


T20BTR-EZ-7258 Dexter Replacement Axle Beam - Easy Lube - 72" Hub Face - 58" Spring Center - 2,200 lbs

8-259-5UC1-EZ Dexter Easy Lube Trailer Hub Assembly for 8" to 12" Wheels - 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - L44649

L457457 Loctite Viper Lube High Performace Synthetic Lubricant - 14 oz Cartridge






Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs - 20545I-EZ-72-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (275 Customer Reviews)

Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication.

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This axle kit made it fairly easy to rebuild my trailer. The pictures show what I started out with for a trailer and what the finished trailer looks like.




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The product was just as described and it worked great for my boat trailer




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Despite the supply issues were able to fill my order when needed. Thank you




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It is a good product came fast and was easy to put on




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Product came as ordered. Well packaged with ample covering on both ends of axle to prevent damage during mailing. Came with new castle nuts which I hadn't expected.

I emailed a question about installing the bearings and got a quick response with a video attached. Did the trick.

Installation was not difficult. I was able to do the install by myself (though they are right that a second pair of hands would have been better).

Just recently installed so not enough miles to make a long term judgment as to how axle will hold up, but so far, so good.

Would recommend both the product and the support staff.




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My review has nothing against etrailer. Shipping was great! My issues is about the Dexter axle. I have a 6x8 Tractor Supply trailer and it need a new axle. It had a dexter axle in it and on the label had 58-72. I measured it and it was what it's labeled and ordered a replacement 58-72. I went to install it and the spring perches were not 58. It was about 3/4" shorter than 58". I had to notch the spring perches to be able to center the axle. It all worked out in the end but still a small hassle.




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Great product at a great price! Quick shipping and service to back it up.


Comments
Works like a champ!
Henry - 10/02/2021


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Product arrived as described and it was delivered to a remote address. Very pleased so far.




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The product was exactly what I needed to repair my trailer. It was easy to select
the right part. Ordering was quick and easy. It was shipped out the same day
and I had it delivered the third day. The price was good and the freight was free.


Comments
The axle was perfect. The service great. Instructions were right on. My trailer is like a new on. I an very pleased, excellent would recommend to anyone.
Dennis B - 02/08/2018


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The axel and tires and wheels are excellent. Mostly, the website is an excellent resource for trailer parts. I have recommended the site to others numerous times.

DT




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Fast shipping and excellent products. The axle and hubs were easy to install and have served me well for a year now. I anticipate many years of service from this setup. A+++++




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I dealt with Chrystal; very helpful and professional. The trailer parts arrived promptly and in good condition. I would buy from etrailer again. Today I ordered steel and will begin building a 5X8 utility trailer.




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I have bought a number of things from trailer over the years and most recently a new axle for a little utility trailer. The products and customer service have always been great.




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I replaced my worn out axle with this order and had no problems. I Really liked the videos that showed the installation. I'm greasing this hub more often now.




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Great service, helped me correct my screw up the first time. Shipping was fast, and the packaging was excellent. The product was exactly what I needed to repair my trailer.




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Awesome service I received my order in 2 days in NC with free shipping and everything fit perfect I will definitely do service with you guys again thanks a bunch




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Great service, especially helping me correct my screw up the first time. Shipping was fast, and the packaging was excellent.




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Very pleased with how this axle works.




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Works great! No issues.




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Great axle




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Fast shipping, worked well




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  • Difference Between Dexter EZ-Lube Axles
    Those axles do not have the same weight rating but are otherwise the same. The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle # 20545I-EZ-72-10 is rated for 2,200 lbs while the Dexter Trailer Axle # 20545I-EZ-72-15 is rated for 2,000 lbs. Apart from that, each axle measures 72" hub face to hub face and 58" spring center to spring center. They use straight, EZ-Lube spindles and have idler hubs that have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern.
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  • Axle Diameter For # 20545I-EZ-72-10
    The diameter for Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10 is referred to as tubing outer diameter in the product specifications at 1-3/4". Most axles in that size have the same diameter. I've included video resources for additional inforrmation as well.
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  • Does Bow in Trailer Axle Need to Be Compensated for When Picking Out Replacement Axle
    That's a really good question but in general the length added by the bow of the axle straightening out does not significantly change anything to the point that you'd have to compensate for it when picking out a new axle. Also there's enough movement allowed with trailer suspension that the slight camber change does not damage the suspension either. To pick out axles you'll want to know the capacity of the axle you need, the distance from spring seat center to center, and also from hub...
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  • What is Typical Axle Capcity of 1-3/4 inch Diameter Axle
    1-3/4 inch diameter axles typically have a capacity of 2,000 lbs. If the weight of your ATVs plus the trailer is going to be less than 2k you'd be alright most likely. Is there a reason you couldn't leave the second axle on? Having a second axle will give you more than the capacity you'd need and in the event of a blow out will help prevent losing control of the trailer on the highway or losing cargo. Typical Axle Diameters Based on Axle Capacity - 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2 inch...
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  • What are Dimensions Needed to Pick Out Trailer Axles
    The dimensions you listed are the correct ones needed to pick out a trailer axle. You have to base it off the hub face to hub face dimension for overall length and then spring seat center to center dimension for mounting. We don't have exactly what you need as our closest option is the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which is off by 1 inch in hub face to hub face dimension and only has a 2,200 lb capacity. Since we only carry a very select few of the axles available you'd need to find a local trailer...
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  • Availability of 73 inch Long Trailer Axle with 58-1/2 inch Between Spring Seats
    We have non-galvanized axles that are pretty close to the dimensions you need like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which has 72 inches from hub face to hub face and 58 inches between spring seats but nothing that matches what you have totally or is galvanized. You'd have to contact a local trailer shop who can order you in custom axles based on the dimensions you need.
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  • Dimensions for Picking Out Trailer Axles
    You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats based on what you listed like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10. I...
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Axles for Trailer
    You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats based on what you listed like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10. I...
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  • Where to Position the Trailer Axle on a Tandem Axle Trailer
    The point you will need to measure from in order to determine the correct placement of a trailer axle will be from the end of the coupler on the trailer. I have attached our "Where to Position the Trailer Axle?" help article for you. Based on my calculation and your information, I found that the center point between the two axles to the end of the tongue will need to be around 127.5". This would mean the axles need to be moved backward around 6".
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  • Measurements Needed to Pick Out Replacement Trailer Axle
    With the serial number we might be able to track down what you need. Also we don't have an extensive line of trailer axles at this time so we may not have what you need. To pick out the correct axle though you'll need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats...
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  • How To Pick Out Replacement Axle for Trailer
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  • Where to Start When Needing to Pick Out Replacement Trailer Axle and Hubs
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  • Could Dexter Axle Replace 5 x 8 Utility Trailer
    Yes, that would be fine. We don't have any 73 inch axles though. Just a 72 inch like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which has a distance of 58 inches between the spring seats. If the spring seat dimension matches your trailer perfectly this would work great.
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  • Video Showing How to Install Trailer Hubs and Hub and Drum Assemblies
    Yes, we do have videos showing installation of hubs. I have included a link to one for you. I have also linked a video showing installation of a hub and drum assembly. Between these two videos you should be able to install some hubs with no problems.
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  • Trailer Axle Recommendation that is 72 inches Long with 58 inches Between Spring Seats
    For an idler hub that matches the dimensions you mentioned of 72 from hub face to hub face and then 58 inch to spring center to center we have the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 that comes with idler hubs that have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. As long as you have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern this axle would work well for you. I attached a help article on how to determine bolt pattern.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hub that Fits too Tight Against the Brake Assemblies
    Sounds like the brake assembly you are installing on your trailer has the pads adjusted too far. On the bottom of the assembly there will be a star wheel that you can turn in either direction. You will want to turn it so that the brake pads come closer together which will give your hub more clearance to install. Check out the video I attached at the 4:25 mark to see one of our installers adjusting the brake assemblies with them installed on the trailer.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Axle that Wears Inside of Tires Out When Unloaded
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  • What Type of Hubs Included with Dexter Trailer Axle Kit # 20545I-EZ-72-10
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  • How to Find Correct Replacement Axle For Bandit Galvanized Trailer
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  • Determining Length of Trailer Axle on Deck Over Trailer
    That's hard to say with just the info provided but you'll need to determine where you'll want your wheels to be positioned under the deck. Keeping in mind that trailer wheels have a zero offset so to know where the edges of your tires will be placed will be based on half of the width of the tire removed from either end of the axle length. That's how'd you get the overall hub face to hub face dimension. Then to pick out the correct spring seat dimension you'd need to measure between the...
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  • Replacement 2,200-lb Axle Kit For A Small Utility Trailer
    For your trailer, I recommend the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs # 20545I-EZ-72-10. This axle has a maximum weight capacity of 2,200-lbs, measures 72" from hub face to hub face, and 58" from spring center to spring center. This will fits wheel 8"-12" wheels, and includes pre-greased idler hubs, with bearings, races, and seals. However, the spring center to center are a little off and you will need to weld on new hangers. I have included a couple videos for you to check out as well.
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  • Difference Between 72 inch Dexter Axles 204401-EZ-72 and 20545I-EZ-72-10
    The difference is the bolt pattern of the hubs that either axle comes with. The part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 comes with idler hubs that have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern and part # 20440I-EZ-72 comes with hubs with the bolt pattern 4 on 4 inch. The bearing fits pretty snugly in the hub and the seal acts to slightly hold it in as well.
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  • Trailer Axle Compatible with 5x8 Open Utility Trailer
    The 60 inch width of the trailer doesn't designate the frame/leaf spring width center on center. If the frame is 58 inches on center then you can use the Dexter Trailer Axle with Idler Hubs - 4 on 4 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,000 lbs # 20440I-EZ-72 or the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10. If you have different leaf spring measurement you can check the fit guide on the attached page or you can use an axle-less...
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  • How To Install E-Z Lube Axles
    The E-Z lube feature is located in the spindle not on the hub assembly. The spindle has a grease fitting on the end to allow for easy lubrication. As long as the hub is compatible with your spindle then it will not need to be rated for E-Z lube applications. If you want to install an E-Z lube setup, you will want to replace your trailer's axles as the bearing buddies are not compatible with E-Z lube in addition to the difficulty of replacing a trailers spindle. In order to recommend a...
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