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Old 19 January 2014, 11:58   #11
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Hmm! yes & no, hot dip galvanising is far superior to electroplating. Electroplating will have disappeared long before HDG has even started to show signs. They are both zinc plating, but very different systems.
Agreed but id have thought it unlikely anyone will hot dip axle shafts due to non uniformity so electroplating maybe the only option available
I dont remember seeing any independent suspension units that were hot dipped
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Old 19 January 2014, 12:09   #12
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There are some with all the components like shafts and mounting flange/body that are galvanised, the Knott ones seem to have body galvanised, but like I said the only 750 unit I can find to fit mounting plate on trailer is the Indespension unit and not sure how good they are going to be with corrosion resistance being dipped into salt water
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Old 19 January 2014, 12:16   #13
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Old 19 January 2014, 12:31   #14
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Hi Hadd, looked on the information on their website and the mountings are different to what is on the trailer bit it may be a possibility if no other options
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Hi Hadd, looked on the information on their website and the mountings are different to what is on the trailer bit it may be a possibility if no other options
If you give them a call tell the guy what you want i sure they'll make it for you
he told me it take 10days to make, start to finsh fully galvanized & sealed axle he give me a price over the phone they just need the right mesurement for the axle plate so it can be welded in the right place they are based in Manchester
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There are some with all the components like shafts and mounting flange/body that are galvanised, the Knott ones seem to have body galvanised, but like I said the only 750 unit I can find to fit mounting plate on trailer is the Indespension unit and not sure how good they are going to be with corrosion resistance being dipped into salt water
We have standard painted units on our little rib trailer been on around 15 years and are still ok so id expect plated ones to be even better
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personally i wouldnt go for anything other than galv. as hadd says give meredith and eyre a try, their stuff looks good to me - im about to buy a new trailer for work off them with my decision based on build quality.
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Old 20 January 2014, 13:02   #18
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Found a local supplier of Knott Avonride and Meredith and Eyre units, they had Knott stuff in stock and looking at 550 kg and 750kg units to compare made mind up on 750 units as it gives me a good leeway on weight to carry extra fuel etc, going to have to change mounting plates but at least it gives me more scope on units I can fit in the future but looking at these they should last ok, thanks hadd for the information and to everyone else's input
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