Drop Beam Axles

When an even lower ride height than that available from overlay axles is required, AL-KO produces a series of ”drop” axles. This trailer industry term refers to an axle where there is a gap between the stub axle and the main structural beam, and this can vary up to a maximum of 100 mm from centre of the stub axle to the centre of the beam. Image_035
This is achieved by using welded ”drop plates” which join the main structural beam and the stub axles. This has the effect of dramatically lowering the trailer and is typically used for such applications as race car trailers and horse floats where an easy and low access into the trailer is needed.
When considering the use of a drop axle, there are more dimensional constraints than with other types of beam axles. As the drop plates need to pass the outside of the chassis or body during suspension movement, a drop axle always needs more distance from the body to the wheel centre. Whilst this can at times be a problem, talk to you AL-KO sales contact to assist with what can be made to suit your specific dimensional needs.

AXLE SIZE (D) (MM)

AXLE BEAM

PROFILE

STUB AXLE

SIZE/ PROFILE (MM)

AXLE

CARRYING CAPACITY (KG)

MACHINING PROFILE

DROP HEIGHT (H) MM / INCHES

DROP ARM WIDTH

LENGTH (L/W)

40mm

Square

39mm round

195mm long

1000 kg

LM

65mm (2 1/2”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

40mm

Square

39mm round

195mm long

1000 kg

LM

75mm (3”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

40mm

Square

39mm round

195mm long

1000 kg

LM

90mm (3 1/2”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

40mm

Square

39mm round

195mm long

1000 kg

LM

100mm (4”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

45mm

Square

45mm round

195mm long

1450 kg

Slimline

65mm (2 1/2”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

45mm

Square

45mm round

195mm long

1450 kg

Slimline

75mm (3”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

45mm

Square

45mm round

195mm long

1450 kg

Slimline

90mm (3 1/2”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

45mm

Square

45mm round

195mm long

1450 kg

Slimline

100mm (4”)

25mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

50 mm

Square

56mm round

195mm long

1450 kg

Slimline

75mm (3”)

32mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

50 mm

Square

56mm round

195mm long

1600 kg

Parallel

100mm (4”)

32mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

50 mm

Square

56mm round

260mm long

2000 kg

2.0 tonne

100mm (4”)

32mm

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest

5mm

increment)

Other combinations of capacity, length and drop height can be made to order.

– Brake mounting flange can be fitted upon request to suit your braking requirements
– All axles are standard raw black material
– Hot dipped galvanised or zinc plated available on request
– On some applications the combination of chassis clearance (w) and stub axle length required for the wheel/tyre combination may exceed maximum width registerable.

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