Axle Hub Carriers
What are Axle Hub Carriers?
One of the most important tractor part components are the axle hubs and carriers. These are the parts that help keep your tractor rolling and take on the load of the tractor. Carriers provide the foundation for wheel and tire movement. A carrier usually starts as a bearing and axle holder mounted to the chassis suspension, giving a mount point for the vehicles tire/wheel combination. The hub carrier allows the wheel to keep spinning freely on the bearing whilst keeping your tires attached.
Swivel housing is also known as a wheel hub assembly (WHA), hub assembly, wheel hub unit, wheel hub bearing. The axle hub or swivel housing is an automotive part used in most tractors, agricultural vehicles, and light and heavy trucks. Wheel hub assemblies are a combination of parts that connect the vehicle to the tire. The hub assembly should be kept lubricated to reduce friction from the wheel bearing.
What is the purpose of the wheel hub assembly?
The purpose of the wheel hub is to serve as the glue between the tire and the axle. Tires are attached with studs to the hub assembly. The WHA is located between the brake drums or discs and the drive axle.
Signs or worn hub assemblies
· Loss of steering control
· Squeaking or grinding sound.
· Vibration from wheels
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