Collapsed Trailer Bearing

 My neighbour was lucky to get home, his wheel ended up at a 45 degree angle !


The end of the axle is now worn away where the outer bearing disintergrated, so a new axle is required.


I can buy a galvanised axle from Martins but have to weld on a black steel brake caliper bracket, which is not ideal. (not a fan of cold galv).


Can you buy a factory style axle where everything is galvanised?


Its a quintrex and you cant seem to buy parts that I can find on the web.



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Sun, 2020-04-12 21:59

Apparently Martins can do the welding and then get it galvanised for you.


I did then the best that I knew how. When I knew better, I did better.

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 Fremantle trailers are a

Sun, 2020-04-12 22:36

Sorry misread post.

Yes Martin's or fremantle trailers can sort galvo of axle.

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 The Galvanizers in Canning

Mon, 2020-04-13 10:31

 The Galvanizers in Canning vale will tell you how to do it without stuffing the stub.

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 To galv an axle, cake the

Mon, 2020-04-13 14:03

 To galv an axle, cake the stub with silicon, real thick. Once axle is galved you will need to lightly heat with oxy and wire brush to remove silicon and galv slab.

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Holth you are nigh on right,

Mon, 2020-04-13 14:19

Holth you are nigh on right, you actually need a high temp silicone. Bostik or Loctite do a range of them, it's usually a red coloured silicone. I've done a lot of galv jobs where we've had to maintain thread holes or hinges. As you mention Holth oxy and wire brush, we used to do this to clean up threads for HD bolts. Jusy have to make sure you don't overheat and burn the galv.


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