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UNIQUE ARRANGEMENT OF RUBBER CORDS AND STEELS TORSION ARM CREATE A SMOOTH QUITE RIDE WHEN COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL SPRUNG AXELS
EXCEPT FOR PERIODIC INSPECTION OF FASTENERS,NO OTHERS SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED.
LIMITED 5 YEAR ON ROAD WARRANTY.
TORSION ARMS OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY TO EACH OTHER CREATING INDEPENDENT WHEEL SUSPENSION
The Torflex suspension system is a torsion arm type suspension which is completely self contained within the axle tube. It attaches directly to the trailer chassis using brackets which are an integral part of the axle assembly. The Torflex axle provides improved suspension characteristics relative to leaf spring axles through the unique arrangement of a steel bar surrounded by four rubber cords encased in the main structural member of the axle beam.
The wheel/hub spindle is attached to a lever, called the torsion arm, which is fastened to the rubber encased bar. As load is applied, the bar rotates causing a rolling/compressive resistance in the rubber cords. This system provides true independent suspension, with far fewer components than conventional systems.
Due to the unique way the Torflex is designed and manufactured, the available 7 ride heights, self damping action and independent suspension, Torflex delivers a smooth, quiet ride like no other – adding up to an improved towing experience.
Except for periodic inspection of the fasteners used to attach the Torflex axle to the vehicle frame, no other suspension maintenance is required on Torflex axles. They are, of course, subject to normal maintenance and inspection procedures regarding brakes, hubs, bearings, seals, wheels and tyres. Additionally, Torflex comes with E-Z lube as standard to minimise time spent maintaining hub grease (see below – What is E-Z lube).
The inbuilt strength of Torflex means that it can be used as a structural cross member, thus reducing chassis weight. Further, depending on the configuration, Torflex can save weight when compared to the total weight of a traditional system. This largely due to the fact that Torflex is an axle and suspension in one unit rather than a combination of axle and suspension.
Torflex is distributed throughout Australia & New Zealand by Melbourne Trailer & Caravan Supplies. This means you have the benefit of a product from a world leading manufacturer with the legendary local support offered by Melbourne Trailer & Caravan Supplies with the confidence to give an industry unparallelled 5 year on road warranty.
Demand Better. Demand Dexter.
WHAT IS E-Z LUBE?
The E-Z Lube system consists of axle spindles that have been specially drilled and assembled with grease fittings. With grease pumped into the fitting, it is channelled to the inner bearing, then to the outer bearing, and eventually back out the grease cap hole for a complete bearing repack. The protection and maintenance features of the E-Z Lube system make it ideal for most towable axles. E-Z Lube is designed to allow for immersion in water.