1-axle and 2-axle trailers that use low-pressure, off-road tires
5 on 4-1/2"
Half Axle Torsion half axle 250LB
2 suspension units with hubs
5000 Piece/Pieces per Month
Packaging & Delivery
The Axle-Less system provides a smooth, quiet, safe ride and can eliminate the need for an axle, allowing for maximum ground clearance and a low deck height. Suspension units replace your existing axle and operate independently. Fits any frame width.
Suspension system provides a safe, smooth, quiet ride for your trailer
2 Separate units replace your existing axle
AEON progressive-rate main springs absorb road shock and support trailer's load
Deliver a smooth, stable ride, regardless of load size
Compress and become stiffer as load increases, boosting spring strength
Rebound springs act as return devices to minimize rattle and bottoming out
Create constant pressure on the arm, so the suspension is never completely relaxed
2 Independent units can eliminate the need for a thru axle
Increase ground clearance
Lower deck height for easier loading and unloading
Reduce roll during cornering
Fit any trailer width
Built-in camber and toe-in help your trailer to track straight, reducing wear on the tires
Straight, EZ Lube spindles with hubs accept any 5-bolt wheels with low-pressure, off-road tires
EZ Lube feature makes it easy to grease bearings without removing the hub
Spindles can be easily removed from units for simple replacement if damaged
Bearings, races and seals are included with hub
Heavy-duty steel construction with black powder coat finish resists wear and corrosion
Easy to install and align
Bolt or weld to your trailer's frame
Fits: 1-axle and 2-axle trailers that use low-pressure, off-road tires
Greater distance between hub face and trailer frame is designed for off-road tires
Not recommended for triple-axle applications
Bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
Weight capacity: 1,200 lbs
Quantity: 2 suspension units with hubs
Bearings: L44649 inner/outer
Races: L44610 inner/outer
Note: The Xiamen Wabco Axle-Less suspension system may require additional support on your trailer. If your trailer does not have a crossmember above the spot where you want to install the Xiamen Wabcon system, you may need to reinforce the frame. You can accomplish this three ways. First, you can retrofit the trailer with a crossmember. Second, you can build out the trailer frame. Third, you can use standard, 2-inch steel tubing to connect the 2 Xiamen Wabcon suspensions together using the built-in square hole on each unit.
Ride on rubber with Xiamen Wabco's Axle-Less trailer suspension system. This one-of-a-kind suspension consists of two separate units, each containing rugged steel arms and two strong, hollow rubber springs. Overall, the system safely and effectively absorbs road shock, minimizes trailer bounce and rattle - regardless of load size - and helps to protect your trailer's components and cargo. Built-in camber and toe-in keep your trailer tracking straight to minimize tire wear. Integrated hangers attach to your trailer's frame. And 2-inch holes make it easy to reinforce your trailer's frame by adding standard, 2-inch-square steel tubing (if needed).
The Axle-Less independent suspension system replaces your trailer's existing leaf spring suspension and can eliminate the need for an axle. The independent action of the suspension reduces roll when your trailer is cornering and allows you to maximize ground clearance and minimize deck height. Your trailer can have the same side-to-side clearance as your tow vehicle. And the low deck height makes it easy to load cargo from either the rear or the side.
Because you're riding on rubber, your trailer will ride smoothly and comfortably, whether you're navigating rocky terrain or highway asphalt.
Xiamen Wabco Axle-Less Suspension Parts
The AEON progressive-rate main spring supports the weight of your trailer and cargo and easily absorbs road shock. It is constructed of heavy-duty, hollow rubber.
The rebound spring minimizes trailer bounce, rattle and bottoming out. It keeps the suspension under constant tension and ensures that the main spring compresses and expands in a controlled fashion. And it delivers a smooth, stable ride - regardless of how much cargo is on the trailer.
The trailing arm and integrated hanger attach the suspension to the side and bottom of the trailer frame.
The control arm carries the spindle and the hub. It pivots on strong, long-lasting urethane bushings that never require lubrication.
The EZ lube, 4" drop spindle is simple to grease. If damaged, it can be removed and replaced, saving you both time and money.
The electric brake hub (standard model hub shown) accepts any 5-bolt wheel that has a regular tire.
The built-in square hole accepts standard 2-inch tubing. If there is no crossmember above the suspension, you can easily add support to your trailer's frame by inserting 2-inch steel tubing through the hole on each suspension unit and then bolting the tubing into place.
Xiamen Wabco Axle-Less Suspension versus Leaf Springs
The Axle-Less suspension's progressive spring is a definitive upgrade over leaf springs. Although leaf springs deliver a stable ride when supporting a load, a trailer with leaf springs will bounce and rattle when it's empty or supporting a light or off-center load. On the other hand, your trailer can bottom out on bumpy roads if the load is too heavy. The AEON progressive-rate springs of the Axle-Less suspension always deliver the same reliable performance, no matter the load size. As more weight is added to the trailer, the springs compress and become stiffer, offering more support for heavy loads. And because they rebound more slowly than leaf springs, the AEON springs do a better job of absorbing road shock, thereby keeping your trailer from bouncing and rattling when you're carrying a light load. So with this versatile system you will enjoy a smooth ride whether you're towing an empty trailer or a hefty load.
Unlike leaf springs, Xiamen Wabcon's Axle-Less suspension units operate independently of one another. Each spring activates only when needed. This reduces roll and delivers top-notch performance, even when you're hauling off-center loads. When your trailer with leaf springs takes a turn, one side of the suspension compresses and takes on more weight, and the other side becomes looser and bounces. This causes rattle and can make the trailer lean to one side. But when your trailer with the Axle-Less suspension takes a turn, one side compresses and becomes more rigid to absorb the weight, and the other side expands to normal height to help steady the load and minimize bounce and rattle. The load stays better balanced, even if it is off-center.
Xiamen Wabco Axle-Less Suspension versus Torsion Axles
Xiamen Wabco's Axle-Less trailer suspension system is a great alternative to torsion axles. While both systems allow either side of the trailer's suspension to operate independently, only Axle-Less suspensions are actually separate units. Torsion axles still require a bar that spans the bottom of your trailer, whereas Xiamen Wabco's system can eliminate the need for a thru axle - giving you the same amount of ground clearance from the front of your trailer to the rear. It also allows Axle-Less suspensions to fit any trailer width - unlike torsion axles, which have to be fitted to an exact frame width.
Axle-Less suspensions operate in a smoother, less stressful manner than torsion axles. Torsion axles use a twisting motion, where the bar inside the axle tube rolls against rubber cords or a rubber wall to create compression and resistance. The up-and-down motion of the main spring and the side-to-side motion of the rebound spring in Xiamen Wabco's Axle-Less suspension work together to provide smooth, consistent compression - with no twisting - that results in a better ride and less stress on the suspension's components.
Installing the Xiamen Wabco Axle-Less Suspension
Whether you are building a trailer or retrofitting your existing trailer with the Axle-Less system, you must make certain that the trailer's frame is both perfectly square and sturdy enough to support a heavy load without the aid of a thru axle.
There are three ways to install the Axle-Less suspension. The easiest method, which is recommended if you are replacing axles on your trailer, is to install a piece of 2-inch-square tubing (sold separately - available at most weld shops) through the integrated hole in the Axle-Less suspension. Then all you need to do is bolt the suspension to the side of the trailer's frame with three bolts (not included).
The second option for installation is to fabricate an inboard extension plate that attaches the trailer's frame to the Axle-Less suspension.
The third method of installation is to bolt the Axle-Less suspension's hanger to the trailer's frame and to an existing crossmember that is in the area where you want to install the suspension.
With both the second and third options, you must use three bolts to attach the suspension to the side of the frame. And you also have to use two or three bolts to attach the suspension to the bottom of the frame extension, or crossmember. Both the second and third methods of installation will eliminate the need for a thru axle and provide the most clearance.
Xiamen Wabco's Axle-Less suspension units should be installed directly across from one another. Before mounting the units, measure back from the coupler and mark the frame to make sure that the two distance measurements (A and B) are within 1/8 inch of each other. Then you can drill holes through the frame and attach the hangers with Grade-5, half-inch bolts (not included).