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Old 09-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #61
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Hi Greg, thanks for the good info. It appears the axle breaks in this thread are the torsion shaft itself, maybe due to fatigue. Do the 3" tube axles have a larger square torsion shaft?

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Greg, are you saying that a #11 tube is 3" in diameter?
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Greg, are you saying that a #11 tube is 3" in diameter?
Not quite.

But the rubber rods are larger.

I will post a photo when I get back, next week.

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Hi Greg, thanks for the good info. It appears the axle breaks in this thread are the torsion shaft itself, maybe due to fatigue. Do the 3" tube axles have a larger square torsion shaft?

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Anything steel, can break for many different reasons.

In the case of torsion axles, a mild steel shaft can break much easier than a tempered shaft.

Processing tempered steel can, but not often, have long term issues, such a fatigue crack, but very rare.

I think the cracking issue, is cause by parking the trailer in a turn, which puts tremendous pressure on the wheels, as well as the shaft, and perhaps leaving it that way for an entended period of time.

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Picked up my trailer yesterday and came home. I can't believe the difference with the new axles! No drawers open, and nothing moved in the trailer, even after the horrible rough road that Hwy 75 is from the US border to Winnipeg. I now am a believer of axle replacement. A big "Thank you" to Andy for getting the parts to Specialty Manufacturing in Bath SD. If anyone in the area needs to get their axles replaced, they are the company to do it. Very reasonable costs and excellent customer service.
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