What Causes Worn or Damaged Heavy-Duty Axles?
There are many ways in which you can overload your heavy-duty axle. Most assume that the only way to overload an axle is to surpass your cargo capacity rating, but that’s not entirely true. When driving over uneven terrain, your axles also fight against gravity and various g-forces. This makes the risk of snapping or warping an axle exponentially higher, especially if you’re also near or at your weight limit. Fortunately, uneven terrain is often only a concern for logging trucks and construction vehicles.
Inadequate Preventive Maintenance
Like many of the other moving components in your heavy-duty commercial vehicle, axles need to be lubricated at all times. Generally, axles and their corresponding differentials share the same fluid, so be sure never to operate your heavy-duty vehicle with a differential leak. Even if you don’t have a fluid leak, it’s important to change your axle lubricant at least once a year, for it does break down over time.
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