Kendon Technical Insight Series: Torsion Axle

Not all trailers are built alike. And your Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailer is not your father’s Oldsmobile. Kendon trailers are built with an axle that provides the best possible combination of handling, performance, and soft ride characteristics of any axle design on the market. When it comes to lightweight, high-performance towing, there is no substitute for torsion axles.


Kendon trailers are built with Tie Down Engineering’s Eliminator Torsion Axles with Eliminator Quick Change Spindles. Their unique design provides the softest ride for your toys and the best handling for your tow vehicle in any condition.


Suspension travel and shock absorption are handled by four cords inside the steel tube housing. As the wheel moves up and down the rubber cords compress, offering a progressive rate of resistance. Ride height is managed by the angle of the torsion arm welded to the torsion bar. The axle is bolted to the trailer frame which acts as an additional cross member that stiffens the frame, reducing flex.

Independent Suspension

Each wheel acts independently for a smoother ride. The rubber torsion cord design provides a progressive rate of shock absorption, working independently on each wheel as road conditions vary. Small bumps require less torsion resistance as compared to larger bumps, which require a stiffer rate of shock absorption. This makes for a smoother ride over all types of roads. Torsion axles allow independent movement of each wheel, reducing shock transfer and dangerous trailer sway.


Eliminator Torsion Axles feature no serviceable moving parts, so there is no need for maintenance or annual service of the axle components. All you need to service on your trailer’s drivetrain are the hubs, which you should grease every 1,000-1,500 miles.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

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