Torsion Axle Conversion Plans, 6’10” Wide, 3500#

Torsion Axle Conversion Plans, 6’10” Wide, 3500#

Convert our 6′ 10″ Width, 3500#, Single Axle trailers to use a Torsion Axle instead if leaf springs with these Conversion Plans.  Build with confidence using engineered plans.

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Description

Description

Make your Torsion Axle Change with confidence, since these are full engineering plans.  No need to second guess if you’re doing it right.

Our 6′ 10″ wide single axle trailer comes with a leaf spring axle design.  However, you can change it to a Torsion Axle with these plans.  All the engineering is done to make the conversion smooth – just switch the components shown in the plans, and you’re good to go.

In trailer design, a few things are different for a leaf spring suspension verses a torsion axle.  Of course, both support the trailer weight, but they transfer the forces to the frame in different ways.  See the typical axle mounting illustration above, or for more detail, see the Trailer Axles Comparison article.  It’s not good or bad, it’s just different, so the trailer design changes a little to best handle each axle type.

For light duty trailers that need a soft ride, torsion is a good choice.  A show bike trailer, and a teardrop camper, are good examples.  Torsions with neutral angle down have more ground clearance at the axle than leaf spring axles.  Torsions with neutral angle up can give a lower deck.  All of the benefits have their place.

This Torsion Axle Conversion fits our 6′ 10″ wide, single axle, 3500# utility trailers.  Get the trailer plans, then use these for the torsion axle change.  You will need both plans, since the conversion plans only show the differences.  Good luck with your project!

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The Torsion Axle Conversion fits our   6’10” x 12′ – 3500# Utility Trailer

A separate set of Conversion Plans are available for trailers that are 6′ wide.

Specifications

Specifications

6′ 10″ – Torsion Axle Conversion Plans

  • For Mechanical Elements 6′ 10″ Width, Single Axle Trailer Plans.
  • Plans contain details to change from the standard Leaf Spring axle suspension to a Torsion Axle.
  • These plans show only the changes, so the regular trailer plans are also required.
  • Single, Torsion Axle design at 3500 lbs axle capacity.
  • A torsion axle gives more options for deck height (for more axle ground clearance or for a lower deck).
  • Weight varies with axle options.  This conversion does not significantly change the total trailer weight.
  • This conversion works with all the normal trailer plans options EXCEPT storing the ramp under the trailer bed.  All other options work.
  • Plans show the changes in parts and materials needed for the conversion.
  • Torsion Axle ordering information is included.
  • Plans include complete Drawings and illustrated Instructions — all the info needed to make the conversion.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

These Conversion Plans go hand in hand with the main trailer plans.  We could have created a bunch of added Torsion Axle trailer plans, but giving a long list seems awkward for you.  These conversion plans solve that problem by allowing you to choose the trailer you need, then make the conversion you want.

Conversion In The PlansWe recommend you look through the axle conversion plans along with the trailer plans to see the material changes required.  It’s just a few things, and the obvious axle change.  These conversion plans show the differences, so you can confidently make the axle change knowing the engineering is all done for you.

All of the options shown in the main trailer plans also work with this conversion, EXCEPT the option for a ramp that slides in and stores under the trailer.  All the other options, like sides or tailgate, a tongue mounted toolbox, tie-down bars, and more will work just fine with the change to a torsion axle.

Use these plans along with the utility trailer plans, then customize your new trailer and make it perfect for you.

6′ 10″ Wide – Single Axle – 3500# – Axle Conversion

  • The Axle conversion does not change the size of the trailer.  Choose your 6′ Width trailer, then use these plans to make the axle conversion.
  • Overall trailer length does not change.  Overall width can be slightly different depending on tires and other choices.
  • Trailer deck height depends on you choice of the Torsion Axle neutral angle.  Can be higher or lower than the conventional leaf spring suspension design.
  • Max capacity (for the trailer and for the conversion) is 3500#, * which includes the trailer weight.
  • True Torsion Axle Utility Trailer Design — Engineered for long life — even with full loading.
  • While the plans do have the build steps, there is more info to help in the trailer and construction tips here on the website.

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