Overlay Beam Axles

This type of axle is manufactured from solid medium tensile steel, but the stub axles are welded on top of the main structural beam.
This has the effect of lowering the trailer height an amount equal to the distance from the centre of the beam to the centre of the stub axle.Image_025
For example on a 45 mm square overlay axle of 1450 kg capacity, the trailer height is lowered by 45mm compared to a straight axle of the same capacity.
Why is lowering of the trailer an advantage? The lower the trailer the better the stability, and the lower wind resistance when towing. Also a lower trailer can be an advantage for accessing.

This style of beam axle is extensively used by the caravan industry to provide a strong, reasonably priced, lower ride height axle option.
Overlay axles manufactured by AL-KO have undergone extensive evaluation of weld strength and you can be assured of the quality.

AXLE SIZE (D) (MM)

AXLE BEAM

PROFILE

STUB AXLE SIZE/ PROFILE (MM)

AXLE

CARRYING CAPACITY (KG)

MACHINING PROFILE

LENGTH (L)

40mm

Square

39mm round 205mm Long

1000 kg

LM

Axles can be manufactured to your

required length

(to nearest 5mm increment)

45mm

Square

45mm round 205mm Long

1450 kg

Slimline

50mm

Square

50mm round 215mm Long

1600 kg

Parallel

50mm

Square

56mm round 260mm Long

2000 kg

2.0 tonne

– 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

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