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Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs

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T20BTR-EZ-6048 - 48 Inch Dexter Axle Leaf Spring Suspension
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Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center. EZ-Lube spindles make it easy to lubricate bearings (sold separately). Lowest Prices for the best trailer axles from Dexter Axle. Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs part number T20BTR-EZ-6048 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - T20BTR-EZ-6048

  • 2200 lbs
  • 60 Inch Long
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • 48 Inch
  • Spindles Only
  • No Hubs
  • Dexter Axle
  • EZ-Lube Spindles

Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center. EZ-Lube spindles make it easy to lubricate bearings (sold separately).


  • 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 (sold separately)
    • Low ride height makes it easier to load and unload your trailer
  • Straight, EZ-Lube spindles - no drop
    • Built-in grease zerk for simple lubrication
  • Spring seats and spindles are welded on
  • Limited 2-year warranty


  • Weight capacity: 2,200 lbs
  • Hub-face-to-hub-face length: 60"
  • Spring-center-to-spring-center length: 48"
  • Tubing outer diameter: 1-3/4"
  • Spindle size: 1-1/16"

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 (when hubs are mounted on the beam).

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.

T20BTR-6048-EZ Dexter Replacement Axle Beam - Easy Lube - 60" Hub Face - 48" Spring Center - 2,200 lbs

Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs - T20BTR-EZ-6048

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center. EZ-Lube spindles make it easy to lubricate bearings (sold separately).

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

As usually quality of produce,, delivery, and packaging was superb! Bad weather did get in the way of delivery so I was delayed a few days...until the original delivery day estimated when the package shipped. I did have one concern...it is not a deal breaker...it looks like a splatter from the welder ended up on the spindle between the machined surfaces where the bearings run. I think I can file it off without impacting the function of the axle. This one got by quality control...

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

Dexter Axle is a direct drop in replacement for a bent one. Arrived quickly and had protectors on the ends. Old hubs fit nicely but order at least inside bearing seals it is important for the ez lube to work well they not leak. and you'll need to remove them to repack the inside bearings anyways.

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

I rarely write reviews or respond to requests to review purchases but in this case I feel I must. The items I purchased to repair my very old and nearly defunct boat trailer were just exactly what was needed. Not only did everything fit perfectly but the price was unbeatable!! I would definitely purchase here again. Thank you for great quality products at a very reasonable price.

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

What a great product, packaging was simple yet effective. It's a great deal, can't wait to order for etrailer again. They fixed a problem I had with order (100% my fault) and made it easy to get the right part. I love these guys!

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

Axle fit perfect and solved my tire wear problem. The price was terrific.

- T20BTR-EZ-6048

Excellent product and service!


Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Trailer Axles

  • Compatible 2,200 lb E-Z Lube Axle, Hub and Drum and Electric Brakes
    The 2,200 lb capacity Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles # T20BTR-EZ-6048 is not compatible with the hub and brakes you referenced, so it will require a couple of different parts, though you can use Brake Mounting Flange # 4-34. The axle has BTR spindles so you would need Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 2,200-lb E-Z Lube Axles # 8-173-16UC3-EZ which are compatible with 7" x 1-1/4" brake assemblies. For that you will need the Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit...
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  • Choosing the Correct Axle for my 7 x 16 Cargo Trailer.
    To find the correct replacement axle it is very straight forward. You want to know the Axle weight rating. This is going to be on the sticker found on the cross tube of the axle if this is not present measure the axle tube diameter and that can help us identify it. Then you want two measurements. The first is the hub face to hub face. So the measurement between where the the rims touch the axle hubs. The second is the distance center to center on the spring seats. Or where the springs meet...
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  • Can Electric Brakes Be Added to Dexter 2,200lb Capacity Idler Axle
    Brake mounting flanges like part # 4-34 could be welded to the axle you referenced. The spindles are compatible with the L44649 wheel bearings. If you needed a hub with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern, use the # 8-173-16UC3-EZ hub drum and the # 23-47 and # 23-48 brake assemblies. You'd also need 4 nuts # 6-17 and # 5-8 lock washers per brake assembly. If you needed a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern, go with the # 8-257-5UC3-EZ hub drum along with the brake assemblies and hardware mentioned above.
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  • Dimensions of the Spindle of the Trailer Axle part # T20BTR-EZ-6048
    The Axle part # T20BTR-EZ-6048 that you referenced has the BTR spindles on them which have the following dimensions: 1.00 inch for the threaded portion 1.06 for the inner bearing surface 1.06 for the outer bearing surface 1.50 for the seal inner diameter surface
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  • Requirements for Replacing an Axle on a 5X8 Haulmark Utility Trailer
    To get you a replacement axle compatible with your trailer, you can use a universal fit axle-less system like the Timbren # A35RS545E which comes ready to mount to your trailer frame and has the brakes, hubs, EZ-Lube spindles and suspension all integrated. You simply need to add a 2 inch square bar between the assemblies (not included) cut to the custom length needed. You simply need to know the capacity desired, so I've linked the page to all your options. If you want to replace your...
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  • Replacement Trailer Axle for a Carry On 5x8 Foot Utility Trailer
    We may not have a straight axle solution but we do have axle-less options. I have included a link to them for you. The great thing about these systems is that they have the suspension built in, sort of like a torsion axle. And ground clearance is improved because there is no axle hanging down. We carry the most common sizes of straight axles in the lower capacities but axles can literally be any size so its tough to carry them all. If none of the straight axles we have will fit and you...
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  • 60 Inch Axle Compatible with 6 on 5-1/2 Inch Idler Hubs
    The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs # T20BTR-EZ-6048 is not compatible with the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 # AKIHUB-655-35-EZ-K. If you are looking for an axle that length with a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern, then you will need to use the Timbren Axle-Less System # ASR1THDS02. This will allow you the custom length when utilizing a 2 inch square bar (not included) cut to length in the integrated holes of...
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  • Replacement Axle for Harbor Freight Trailer 4x8 Foot 1195 lb Capacity
    The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs # T20BTR-EZ-6048 will fit any trailer with spring seats 48 inches on center. If you Harbor Freight trailer has leaf springs that are 48 inches on center then you will have a perfect fit. You will want to note that the hub face to hub face will be 60 inches. If those dimensions are not a fit, then you may want to consider using the CE Smith Trailer Axle w/ Idler Hubs - EZ Lube Spindles - 5 on 4-1/2 - 57-1/2"...
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  • Converting a Mobile Home Axle to 5 on 4.5 Pattern
    I have a possible solution for you but, mobile home axles are typically very difficult to change over because the manufacturer uses odd sized parts to assemble them. Once they go bad its more trouble than its worth to replace specific items, especially the spindles. It is difficult to find replacement parts for a mobile home axle because they were designed for one time use only. Unfortunately, there isn't a kit for something like this. I recommend getting a new standard trailer axle...
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  • Recommendation on a 2,000 Lbs EZ Lube Axle Configuration for a Trailer
    I have a solution for you for a trailer axle that will give you the EZ Lube spindle feature. Instead of the traditional tube axle, I recommend you look at on of the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension Systems, like # A20RS545. The Axle-Less system will mount to trailers frame and this system can be used in a tandem axles setup is desired. Timbren does not recommend using this system in a triple axle configuration. The Timbren system will allow you to install an independent suspension system...
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  • Can the Dexter Trailer Axles # T20BTR-EZ-6048 have the Spring Seats Moved to Top of Axle
    We don't sell the Dexter Trailer Axles # T20BTR-EZ-6048 with the spring seat on top of the axle so that it could be installed overslung. But, what you can do is get the # TRSS175 and then have a qualified welder install this spring seat on the top of the axle so that you could install it in the configuration you need to.
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  • Overall Length of the Dexter Axle # T20BTR-EZ-6048
    I went out into our warehouse and measured the outside to outside length of a # T20BTR-EZ-6048 we had in stock and found that distance to be 65-3/4 inches. I measured from the end of the zerk fittings that are on the outsides of the axles.
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  • Does Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam # T20BTR-EZ-6048 Come with Grease Fittings Installed
    Yes, the spindles of the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam # T20BTR-EZ-6048 are EZ lube spindles so it comes with the zerk fitting installed already.
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  • Parts Needed to Install 2,000 Pound Round Axle Under Leaf Springs
    In order to mount the round 2,000 pound axle under your trailer's leaf springs, we will need to piece together an over-under kit for the 1-3/4 inch outer diameter of the axle. The Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kits that you referenced are made for axles with a 2-3/8 inch round axle # K71-384-00 or 3 inch round axle # K71-385-00. The Dexter 2,200 pound straight axles have a 1-3/4 inch outer diameter. I have attached a link to all of the 2,000 pound axles we offer. To mount...
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  • Can E-Z Lube Hubs be Installed on Trailer Axle Without E-Z Lube Fittings
    E-Z Lube hubs like # 84550UC1-EZ that you referenced are intended for use on axles that are equipped with E-Z Lube spindles. They feature removable plugs that pop out to provide access to the grease zerk fitting in the end of the spindle. Adding an E-Z Lube hub to a regular axle will not provide the E-Z Lube functionality but if the bearing set is the same as your original hubs then they may be used as substitutes but without the E-Z Lube feature. The idler hubs you referenced use bearings...
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  • Upgrading Agricultural Spindle or Axle for 5 on 4-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern Hub Assembly
    Unfortunately the 0.69 inch measurement of the LM11749 is not a bearing we carry. Your trailer has a unique agricultural spindle that we don't have the replacement bearing or compatible hub for. Your best option is to replace the axle or at least the spindle with the BTR E-Z Lube Spindle for 2,000-lb Trailer Axles - 1-1/4" Diameter # TRU44FR. This will be compatible with the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized # 8-258-50UC1 you referenced....
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