Originally Posted by Markyboyo
Just looking at the axle on my 2008 1300kg Degraaff and I think it could be at the end of its useful life now.
Have attached a pic of one of the suspension arms and it is cracking up with big lumps of metal falling off now. What do you all think?
I emailed Degraaff but didn't hear back. They also only supply tapered roller bearings and I'm quite keen to give sealed bearings a go this time.
Any recommendations on who to try for a new one?
From other reviews on Sealed Bearings they don't seem to be as sealed as they might claim. Try giving De Graaf a call rather than e-mail. I've found they spend most of their time building trailers rather than on a PC so tend to get a bit behind with e-mail requests (this isn't meant to be a funny statement, or criticism - it's just how they are).
Last summer I had to upgrade my De Graaf 2 x 1300Kg axle trailer to 2 x 1800Kg axles, so if you're interested I have 2 x 1300Kg axles available for sale with tyres and bearing savers and SS bowden cables.
When I looked at other makes of axle to fit my trailer I found the De Graaf ones have a specific distance between the two axle mounting angle iron pieces that I couldn't find from other axle manufacturers - so if you get them from a supplier directly you might need to get the brackets welded on specially.
Here are some photos of the axles I've got available.