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Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles Installation

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How to Install the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles


Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Dexter Axle Trailer Idler Axle Beam with easy loose spindles, at 72 inches long and with a 2200 pound capacity. The part number is T20BTR-EZ-7258.Now to ensure that this axle's going to be the right one for your application, you need to make two measurements. One is going to be from the center of the spring, to the center of the spring to the other side. This axle offers 58 inches from spring center to spring center. The next measurement is going to be what they call the hub face to the hub face. So it's going to be from one side to the other.

It's going to be wherever your hub naturally sits, you want to measure from the point that the rim makes contact to the hub. So we measure from here to the same spot on the other side and what you're looking for there is 72 inches. So we've got a 72/58 axle, 72 inches hub face to hub face, 58 spring center to spring center.Now to install the spring on your axle, we're going to use u bolts to connect it, so our spring's going to fit around the underside. We'll have a plate to go underneath and two u bolts to hold it. Now we recommend using a new u bolt kit.

The larger hole in the middle is going to accept that small tab that sticks up there. The top portion of the bolt fits right into the bottom. Our spring perch there, bring that through, then we'll just take the provided nuts, we'll snug these down once we have our axle in position and we know that it's hanging the way we want it.Now we can get our axle put up in position once we have that done on each end. You'll see here on the back side, is going to be the area the slipper portion will slide into. Then we'll rotate it up into position and we'll use our bolt here in the front.

Kind of just want to rotate that up into position. Once we align our hole, we can slide through our bolt. You see that's going to fit right through that bracket up here on the spring eye. It'll go through our bracket, through the spring eye, come out on the inside.Just want to keep in mind you do want a little bit of movement. You don't want to squeeze that bracket down so tight that it's pulled against the side of the springs.

You want those to be able to move a little bit. Now on the backside of the bolt, right there at the head, you'll see those flanges that are on it. Those are designed to engage the bracket and keep our bolt from turning. So you don't want to turn the bolt side. We're going to tighten this down using the nut side only.Now once the spring eye bolts are in place, you want to kind of tap your axle and make sure that you're u bolts are sitting straight up and down and we'll start to tighten these down evenly. Now we're going to go to each one and we're going to begin to torque them down. Now, typically what you're looking for is torque to yield, is what they call it, so we're going to torque these just until we see our plate start to deform just slightly. That'll give us the proper tension on those u bolts so we won't have to worry about them backing off.That's going to complete our installation of the Dexter Axle Trailer Idler Axle Beam with easy loose spindles, at 72 inches long and with a 2200 pound capacity. The part number is T20BTR-EZ-7258.


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