Jockey Wheels are to help stabilize the trailer when it is not attached to the towing vehicle. Some of them have a swivel so they can be swung from vertical to horizontal when the trailer is being towed, giving a better ground clearance. There are various size jockey wheels with the main consideration being the capacity and the wheel size. The rule of thumb is that the bigger the wheel, the easier it is to wheel the trailer around, especially if the ground is rough. Transquip also have Jockey Stands available which have a foot or plate on the bottom of the stand, instead of a wheel. These normally have a higher weight capacity and are no good for wheeling the trailer around....
What to go for when Choosing Trailer Wheels
When buying trailer wheels, prioritize the size and weight of a trailer to ensure you get products that can support the maximum expected loads. The good news is that you can get even the 10 inch trailer wheels at TransQuip. Making a choice for this feature should not be much of a worry seeing most manufacturers indicate the wheel capacity on the tires. Moreover, the weight of the trailer determines the ideal trailer jockey stand for support. Most importantly, the diameter of the wheel rims ensures that you get the correct sizing of the wheels for your trailer.
Check the speed rating to know if the trailer wheels will accomplish the intended purpose. Some manufacturers are designing the tires to operate beyond a standard pressure. You need to get strong sidewalls to avoid cases of blowing up when under extreme pressure. One of the unique features of sidewalls is the coded tire information that informs you of the critical tire features such as ratings, load, and speed. Use this awareness to shop for quality trailer wheels and jockey wheels at TransQuip.
Taking Care of Your Trailer Wheels
Without diligent care of your wheels, the rate of tear and wear is considerably higher. Be very careful when driving in rough or rocky areas as this exposes your wheels to potential harm from things such as sharp stones and nails. Regularly check the treads and sidewalls for any damages. You can also maintain and preserve the quality of your sidewalls by adding scuff guards.
Hauling heavier load in excess of the gross trailer weight increases your possibility of damaging not only the jockey and trailer wheels, but also other systems of your equipment and is illegal. Limit the weight to recommended levels and spare the components of your tools of work excessive strain that diminishes their longevity.
Get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range for advanced trailer and jockey wheels. We are your reliable supplier of trailer wheels for sale in New Zealand. Our company also treats you to a wide variety of related vehicle accessories.