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Axle specifications & Features

LA Axles aim is to continuously develop and upgrade the axle.

  1. Bearings are larger than beam (solid) axles and can be accurately set by the use of 2 lock nuts and locking washers.
  2. Calipers have only 3 moving parts, i.e.
    Guide pins
    Brake pads
    Caliper body and fist are zinc/nickel plated with 700 hour salt spray test.
  3. Seals are protected by Labrynth and run on replaceable chrome sleeves.
  4. Seals cannot run dry as long as oil levels are correct, thus water ingress is most unlikely.
  5. The hub nuts are screwed into the hub and faces are sealed with silicone gasket product.
  6. Visual inspection of ATE calipers and discs is done by simply removing the rim from the hub.
  7. Calipers and discs are easily flushed with fresh water.
  8. Discs can be skimmed in-situ by specialist Brake Company.

Cable operated drum braked systems are not easily inspected because the drum and bearings are integral. Inspection of the brake shoes, levers, spring cables etc, can only be done by removing the drums from the axle.

The bearings are greased filled which tends to dry out around the seal lip which causes water ingress.

Seals run on steel surface which eventually rusts and damages seal lips allowing water ingress and ultimately bearing failure.

Bearing adjustment is by castle nut and split pin which does not allow fine adjustment.

Hub grease/dust covers do not seal also allowing water ingress.

Drum brakes are not easily flushed.

Contact details

Geoff Shiers
Cell: 082 650 8839

Photos of our axles

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