5 TON FAQ’s

TOP LOADING DOUBLE REDUCTION DIFFERENTIAL

BY HAVING THE CENTER SECTION (DIFF ASSY) DROP IN FROM THE TOP OF THE AXLE HOUSING INSTEAD OF THE FRONT OR REAR LIKE CONVENTIONAL AXLES, THIS ALLOWS A FEW POSITIVE THINGS TO HAPPEN; 1) THE DRIVELINE ANGLES CAN BE REDUCED AS DRIVE PINION IS LOCATED AT THE VERY TOP OF THE DIFFERENTIAL, THIS ALSO HELPS KEEP VULNERABLE DRIVELINE COMPONENTS OUT OF THE WAY OF TRAIL OBSTACLES, AND LESS LIKELY TO BE SUBMERSED IN MUD OR WATER. IT ALSO ALLOWS A PINION MOUNTED BRAKE SYSTEM TO BE USED WITHOUT THE RISK OF IT BEING DAMAGED. ALSO WITH THE DIFFERENTIAL BEING DOUBLE REDUCTION AND TOP LOADING THERE ISN'T A LARGE CROWN GEAR HANGING DOWN BELOW THE AXLES CENTER LINE, WITH THE PROPER SHAVE KIT, THE GROUND CLEARANCE UNDER A 2.5 TON PAN CAN BE COMPARABLE TO A DANA 44.


FULLY SEALED STEERING AND AXLE COMPONENTS

THE 5 TON AXLES RUN A BOOT THAT SEALS TO THE AXLE TUBE AND THE OUTSIDE OF THE STEERING KNUCKLE. IF PROPERLY MAINTAINED, THESE BOOTS WILL COMPLETELY SEAL OUT MUD, WATER AND DUST FROM THE KINGPINS AND AXLE SHAFT U JOINTS, IT ALSO PREVENTS CONTAMINATION FROM EVER ENTERING THE WHEEL BEARINGS THROUGH THE BACKSIDE OF THE SPINDLE.

 

EASY TO WORK ON THE 5 TON AXLES

DON'T REQUIRE MUCH FOR SPECIALTY TOOLS TO BE SERVICED, FIELD JOBS LIKE CHANGING AXLE SHAFTS, BEARINGS OR SEALS CAN ALL BE DONE WITH SIMPLE HAND TOOLS. CENTER CHUNKS CAN BE A BIT MORE COMPLICATED TO WORK ON, BUT SELDOM REQUIRE REPAIR. ALSO THE SQUARE PLATE STEEL AXLE HOUSINGS ARE EASY TO WELD TO AND BUILD BRACKETS AND MOUNTS FOR.

 

DO I NEED TO RUN BOOTS ON MY ROCKWELL AXLES? EVEN IF I AM IN DRY CONDITIONS OR IF I RUN SEALED U JOINTS?

YES, THE ROCKWELL AXLES ARE DESIGNED TO USE KNUCKLE BOOTS, THEY PREVENT DUST, DIRT, AND WATER FROM ENTERING CRITICAL WEAR POINTS LIKE THE KING PIN BUSHINGS, THRUST SURFACES ON THE AXLE SHAFTS, U–JOINTS, ALSO THE ROCKWELL AXLES DON'T USE A SEAL INSIDE THE SPINDLE, WITHOUT THE BOOTS IT IS POSSIBLE FOR CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE HUB THROUGH THE INSIDE OF THE SPINDLE DOWN THE STUB SHAFT. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO RUN ONE PIECE SILICONE BOOTS, AND KEEP THEM IN GOOD CONDITION. IT WILL HELP TO SIGNIFICANTLY CUT DOWN ON MAINTENANCE COSTS..

5 TON WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS

  • FRONT AXLE NO BRAKES 1250LB 
  • WITH BRAKES 1650LB

5 TON AXLES HAVE 2” DIAMETER AXLE SHAFTS 

BOLT PATTERN: 10X 285MM, IS THE SAME AS MOST MEDIUM/ HEAVY HIGHWAY TRUCKS