Originally Posted by geoff
Also when fitting the locking nuts on the ALKO bearings you need a VERY big torque wrench to get them tight enough. We had ALKO bearings on a trailer and ended up buying a new axle with Bradley bearings that you can get to when you need to.
You are not kidding Geoff, just got the locking hub nuts & asked what they should be torque setting should be ď230 foot poundsĒ blimey weíve got to get a new torque wrench now, no oneís got one that goes up that high.
Anyway lots of discussions last night at the committee meeting, luckily we have a few members who are on the retail side & some with legal background. They all agree the trailer is not fit for purpose (something about being sold non merchandisable goods) or something.
They are now in the process of composing letters to Humber & Bramber (they are a lot better at things like that than I am) these will be sent by recorded delivery & if we donít get any reply this time they will be getting in touch with our local trading standards officers (they deal with them all the time during their every day work)
Just as an after thought,
The place I got the brake parts from were very surprised to find we had ALKO hubs on a boat trailer, they asked if we had made a boat trailer from an old caravan chassis. They recon ALKO hubs are totally unsuitable for use in seawater.
Thanks for all the help and advice from everyone, & Iíll keep you all informed of what happens.