I have a '76 Trillium
13 footer and the other day I pulled the hubs off to check the bearings and the grease. I checked the numbers of the bearings and today found the paper the PO had written the bearing/seal numbers on (confirming what my aging eyes read...). After checking a number of internet sources for the bearings it seems to me the numbers I'm dealing with are related to the Dexter 3500# axles.
I just assumed the trailer (don't ask me why) had a 2000# or so axle
, not a 3500# one. The internet sources suggested the "smaller" axle
has a different bearing set than I've got.
So, is there a way I can know for sure what rating axle
(I don't have brakes
and am researching those options. It seems the 2000# axles use a smaller 7" brake while the 3500# uses a 10" brake. If I need 10" brakes
then the question of whether my 13" wheels will take the larger diameter brake drum arises...)