looking for a specific axle dimension, but can not find it


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Old 02-11-22, 02:21 PM
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looking for a specific axle dimension, but can not find it

i'm trying to replace an axle with something more durable that can handle a weight capacity of around 175lb (more if possible)

the diameter needs to be 5/16 (possibly 6/16), the length of the axle has to be 20" - 22" (20" preferable), and it must have side holes for placing cotter pins into.

i've searched the net and had no luck, so if anybody knows the gear i'm looking for that would be great

thanks in advance
 
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Old 02-11-22, 02:46 PM
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An axle for what? You just want a 20" long piece of 5/16" or 3/8" steel rod with holes in the ends for cotter pins? Any welding shop could make you one.
 
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Old 02-11-22, 02:49 PM
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A 5/16" axle will not hold that much weight. The 3/8" rod would be borderline too.
Can you give us more details on the project ?
 
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Old 02-11-22, 03:32 PM
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it's for a cart that i use, is there a some default stock model available that i can purchase. even if i can't meet my weight requirements, i still need to replace a bent one i have in the cart.

basically i'm just trying to find an axle with the 2 holes in each end for cotter pins, the holes should be at the end and 3" - 3 1/2" away from the end on each side, the strongest possible material would be great
 
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Old 02-11-22, 03:44 PM
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Go to ebay and search for:

Ambassador 450mm-600mm ADJUSTABLE AXLE+Cap,Reinforced brackets-5/16 Or 3/8 Inch

and see if that might work. I think your best bet is a welding shop.

If it bent once, it's going to bend again. Sounds like you want an axle like what is in a little red wagon.
 
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Old 02-11-22, 03:57 PM
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it took a while to bend though(half a year), i imagine i was putting somewhere near 125-130 lb's of weight per week on it

so i have 2 options, 1) re-order the same axle from the company that made the cart or 2) try to find something that's a little bit more sturdier material, that could make that much of a difference

by the way, i've seen axle's that use screws on both ends instead of side holes, i would consider looking into that., i was wondering if they had any in 20" length though with the similar diameter
 
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i just saw the ambassador you linked me to, are those brackets removable? i need one with no brackets, just a standalone axle
 
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Do you have the tools/skills to fabricate what you need or do you need to purchase something that you just bolt in place or install? There are a lot of options if you can fabricate but if you need something that just bolts in place you'll have to provide more information about what you need such as the overall length of the axel, cotter pin holes on one end or both or if it's part of a weldment.

If you are having trouble with the axel bending have you considered increasing the size of the axel?

If your axel is 5/16" (.3125") and you need more strength you need to look at materials other than common carbon steel. There are other alloys that are much stronger. A good alloy for axels is1144 as it is very strong and machines easily. But, you won't find it off the shelf made to the exact specs you want and you will have to cut it to length and drill your own cotter pin holes.
 
 

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