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While extreme bearing failures and trailer accidents are rare, spindle damage usually requires replacement of your axle.
The Eliminator Torsion Axles with Quick Change Spindles can help you get you back on the road faster and less expensively.
Suspension travel and shock absorption are handled by four cords inside the steel tube housing. As the wheel moves up and down the rubber cords compress, offering a progressive rate of resistance.
Small bumps require less torsion resistance as compared to larger bumps which require a stiffer rate of shock absorption. Plus, Independent suspension: means a smoother ride over all types of roads
The axle is bolted to the trailer frame. It acts as an additional cross member that stiffens the frame, reducing trailer flex, reducing shock transfer and dangerous trailer sway.
Super Lube Hubs/Drums/Rotors
Your trailer is equipped with TDE wheel hubs/spindles. The hubs are pre-greased and assembled at the factory and should not require any initial adjustments.
The UHI hub uses tapered roller bearing cones and cups. This configuration requires a minimal amount of end play that is provided at the time of assembly.
The bearings can be periodically lubricated without removing the hubs from the axle. New grease saturates the inner bearing and outer bearing while pushing the old grease out the front.
It's this easy:
1. Remove the rubber plug from the grease (hub) cap
2. Tighly engage the grease gun nozzle onto the grease fitting located at the end of the spindle, or behind the hub.
3. Pump grease into the fitting, while slowly turning the wheel. Grease will flow out of the hub around the spindle.
4. When the grease appears to be the new clean grease, remove the grease gun and wipe off any excess grease.
5. Replace the rubber plug in the cap.
Disc Brakes and Brake Laws
Dealers are required to sell trailers that comply with the brake laws of the state where the trailer will be registered.
This is a trailer safety issue that cannot be ignored and one on which Tidewater continues to lead.
For the safety of our customers and regardless of your state law, Tidewater Trailers will not manufacture any trailer without brakes in excess of 3100# carrying capacity. Plus all trailers with brakes have brakes on all axles standard.
While we recommend you keep the standard equipment, there are brake delete options your delaer can select for those of you registering your trailer in states where the brake laws vary.
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a Tidewater Trailer with vented rotor disc brakes and aluminum calipers (pontoon trailers use steel caliper).
Disc brakes have many advantages over drum brakes including:
• Greater fade resistance
• Self cleaning
• Self adjusting
• Less maintenance
• Greater stopping power
• Easy visual inspection