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Recommended 60 Inch Long Axle with Hubs to Use with 13 Inch or Larger Wheels


I have an older Harbor Freight 40x48 trailer with the 12 in. wheels and tires. I need to improve the highway speed and distance capability. Do you have a replacement axle the same length that uses, at least, 13 in wheels and tires? Thanks and regards,


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The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Idler Hubs # 20440I-EZ-60 that you were looking at features a hub face length of 60 inches and a spring center length of 48 inches. If this is the size you are needing, then I recommend taking a look at the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle # 20545I-EZ-60-15.

Just like the axle you were looking at, this axle features a 60 inch hub face length, a 48 inch spring center length, and comes with idler hubs and all the needed bearings, races, and seals. This is a 2,000 pound axle and the hubs are compatible with 13 to 15 inch wheels. The hubs do have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern compared to the 4 on 4 inch pattern that was on the unit you were looking at, but this shouldn't be an issue since you will be replacing your existing wheels anyway. You will just need to make sure the new wheels match this bolt pattern.

I have attached a short video demosntration on this axle that you can also check out.

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Chris R

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