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Old 01-23-2005, 05:38 PM
Thud Thud is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
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Talking Shaft size question.

Lookin to bodge together a tandem axle walking beam trailer to pull behind an ATV. Would 1inch shaft be beefy enough to use for the pivot point of the beams? Or should I go with 1.5 inch material? Tires and rims are going to be rated for roughly 1500 lbs total . Will a short 1inch stub shaft ( say 6 in unsupported )handle the twisting and impacts when towing the trailer over rough ground or will it bend too easily. Was planning on builing the frame out of 1x3 tube with a cross member at the pivot point that will accept the stub shaft... so there will be 6 inches of the shaft protruding outsidte the frame work if that makes sense.
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