Straight Beam Axles

Straight beam axles are the most classic and common type of axles. Typically used on domestic trailers, utility trailers, boat trailers and more. Straight beam axles are manufactured using a single, solid piece of steel making them strong and durable.

When it comes to trailers, the type of axle you choose can have a big impact on its performance and functionality. One option that many trailer owners turn to is the straight beam axle. In this post, we’ll take a look at what straight beam axles are, how they work, and the benefits they can offer for your trailer.

What Are Straight Beam Axles?

A straight beam axle is a type of trailer axle that is characterized by its straight, solid design. Unlike more complex axle designs, straight beam axles are made up of a single piece of metal, typically steel, that runs from one wheel to the other. This design is simple and durable, making it a popular choice for many trailer owners.

The Benefits of Straight Beam Axles

One of the biggest benefits of straight beam axles is their durability. Because they are made of solid steel, they are strong enough to handle the weight and stress of heavy loads. This can be especially beneficial if you plan to use your trailer for hauling heavy equipment or cargo.

Straight beam axles also offer a high level of stability. The solid design and lack of moving parts make them less likely to sway or wobble, which can improve the overall handling of your trailer.

Another benefit of straight beam axles is their ease of maintenance. Because they have fewer moving parts than other types of axles, they are less likely to experience problems or breakdowns. This can save you time and money in the long run.

Finally, straight beam axles are also typically more affordable than other types of axles. This can make them a great choice for those on a budget.

In conclusion, straight beam axles are a reliable, durable, and cost-effective choice for trailers. Whether you’re hauling heavy loads or simply looking for a stable and easy-to-maintain option, straight beam axles are worth considering.”


Note: For the length (L), axles can be manufactured to your required length. Otherwise click here to view our stocked axle sizes.

Axle Size (D) Axle Beam Profile Axle Carrying Capacity Machining Profile
39mm Round 750kg LM
40mm Square 1000kg LM
45mm Square 1400kg S/Line
50mm Square 1500kg S/Line
50mm Square 1600kg Parallel
50mm Square 2000kg 2T
63mm Square 2400kg 2T
65mm Round 2400kg 2T
straight beam axle diagram