What are the axle lengths?

by T

1250 Pound High Speed Axles - This is an old screen shot that I had saved.

1250 Pound High Speed Axles - This is an old screen shot that I had saved.

Just bought the plans for the walking beam trailer but don't see a length for axles on them.
What is the axle length and is there a specific part number? Looks like you bought yours from Princess.




I did get the axles at Princess Auto, they are 9 1/2 inches in length. Link here -->>> https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/1-250-lb-4-bolt-high-speed-trailer-stub-axle/A-p2080000e

They are on sale right now for $54.99 (Jan. 2017)



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Axle spindle attachment to trailer

Swivel Pin Main Sleeve Welded to the C-Channel

Swivel Pin Main Sleeve Welded to the C-Channel

Swivel Pin Main Sleeve Welded to the C-Channel
Small Sleeve Welded to the Center Pin
ATV Trailer Welding Notes (shown without the pin for clairfication)

From the plans I cannot see how to attach the center pin to the C channel on the trailer. To my understanding you take the center pin on the axle and slide in into the tubing welded to the c channel. Then you weld a small section on tubing on the end. Am I missing something? And pictures would help. Thank you.




Thanks for your question.

I'll do my best to clarify that for you.

You will see in the photo I have attached, the weld bead where the main swivel sleeve is welded to the c-channel.


Place the sleeve and swivel arch assembly onto the c-channel in preparation for welding. This is when you make sure your tires will clear the frame and they are square and parallel. (I find it easier to weld the small sleeve onto the pin prior to placing the main sleeve onto the c-channel.)

The main sleeve is smaller in diameter than the width of the c-channel opening is, we find it easier to place a small section of bar along side for filler for welding. See the sketch (not drawn to scale).

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Trailer Weight and Carry Capacity

by Jeremy
(Alaska)

ATV Tub Trailer with a Full Load of Maple<br/>Tony's DIY Trailer<br/><i>Submitted Photo</i>

ATV Tub Trailer with a Full Load of Maple
Tony's DIY Trailer
Submitted Photo

I was looking at your walking beam atv trailer, how much does it weigh? And how much weight can it handle? Does this tow easy behind a fourwheeler? Looking to build one for moose and caribou hunting in Alaska.




If you use our material list the trailer will likely be around 500 pounds (225 kg). Of course you may use lighter or heavier gauge materials which will greatly influence the overall weight.

We designed the trailer to be heavy duty.

Fill it up with freshly cut wood, no problem.
Put two moose in it, no problem.
Carry a load of aggregate, no problem.
Carry a full camp into the wilderness, no problem.

The dual axle design does make the trailer more difficult to maneuver than a single axle trailer, but the gains in having a walking beam and better weight distribution outweigh the skidding action of the dual axles.

That being said, it tows very well behind any Off Road Vehicle.

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