Technical Information & Custom Orders
Some information we thought may be useful!
We measure all wheel diameters on the tread. Some other manufacturers measure wheel diameter over the flange. When comparing prices do double check what dimension they are using.
Our axles for 7¼" and 10¼" gauge all have generous stress reducing fillets where there is a change in section. All our 7¼" and 10¼" gauge wheels are machined with a fillet on the rear face to match. Why do we do this? We've had to remove broken axles in the field (lying in the mud with a handful of spanners, in the rain...) and failure has always been due to a sharp stress raiser where the axle diameter changes just behind the wheel.
All our standard wheels and axles are produced with an interference fit. So, wheels require press fitting or shrink fitting onto axles.
We can quote for custom orders of CNC turned wheels and axles. However please note that the batch size does need to be substantial to make it cost effective - we would highly recommend using our standard parts wherever possible.