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Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 6 on 5-1/2

Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums

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Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums - 42656

Trailer hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Bearings, seal and grease cap sold separately.

  • Application: 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Dexter axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal
  • Drum dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
  • Bolt pattern: 6 on 5-1/2"
  • Includes races and wheel bolts
  • Requires bearings, seal and grease cap (sold separately)
    • Bearings:
      • Inner bearing: 25580
      • Outer bearing: 15123
      • Use BK3-100 or BK3-110 Bearing Kit (according to your seal dimensions)
  • Capacity: 3,000 lbs

Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.

Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: 8 on 6-1/2 means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)

Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: 5 on 4-1/2 means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)

Bolt Pattern - Side

Measuring the distance (D) from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"

42656 Trailer Hub and Drum

Video of Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 6 on 5-1/2

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Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums 42656 Review

Video Transcript for Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums 42656 Review

Today, we're going to take a quick look at Dexter Axles, Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, part number 42656. This hub and drum is designed to work with 5200-pound and 6000-pound axles. Basically, any spindle that requires a 2-1/8 or 2-1/4 inter-diameter grease seal. Its got a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. There are six studs and if we're able to accurately measure from the center of one stud directly across to the center of the other, we'd get 5-1/2 inches. The races are included and they're already pressed inside where they need to be.

You will need to add bearings. Inner bearing part number is 25580. Outer bearing is 15123 or you can simply use the bearing kit, part number BK3-100 or BK3-110 according to the seal dimensions that you need to use with your spindle. This drum has a gross capacity of 3000 pounds. So when you pair it up with another drum with the same part number, you'd have your 6000-pound capacity.

Now, we'll flip it over and take a look inside the drum. We'll take our depth here and we'll get about 2-1/4 inches. Go across the diameter inside and we get 12 inches, which means that this drum is set up for use with 12-inch by 2-inch brake assemblies. And that's it for our quick look at Dexter Axles, Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, part number 42656.

Customer Reviews

Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - 42656

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy, Randys Racing01/03/2011

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Quick service Ordered on Tuesday, Received my hubs, bearings and seals on Monday after the New Years weekend . Parts were shipped the next day after a late night order. Good service, parts were what i ordered with Free Shipping.. Most Excellent !!! Randy4970

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shane Mahoney03/15/2011

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The product is excellent — I boutght the four drums to go with the four new brake kits that I bought from you. But the seal/bearing instructions indicate that you can order either kit. So, I picked the one that seemed to have the outside washer included. Unfortunately, the kit I selected had 2 1/8" ID seals and I need 2 1/4" seals. Now I have to go out and buy new seals, which are much more expensive locally. The fault is partially mine for not locating and reading the "fine print". But etrailer could be helpful by saying in its instructions, "Select the kit that corresponds to your required seal dimensions."9374

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary Frost03/03/2014

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Drum was exactly as described and identical to one I was replacing, Arrived quickly and got it installed this weekend.118246

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil G.03/20/2012

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Everything was as ordered and is for the correct application.34449

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan M.04/15/2012

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Received parts in timely fashion. Everything fit well.37282

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Evert03/22/2012

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Perfect Exact Replacement for Dexter 8- 201-934730

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Expert Answers about Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - 42656                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hubs and Drums?

  • Can a Dexter Hub and Drum Assembly Replace an AL-KO Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly
  • Yes, a Dexter Hub and Drum like # 42656 will be interchangeable with an AL-KO hub and drum of the same size. When replacing the hubs, you need to make sure you get the proper hub for the spindle on the axle. Each trailer manufacturer uses a range of spindle sizes depending on the application. To determine the exact replacement, you will need to pull one of the existing hub/drums, locate the bearings, and get the bearing numbers that are stamped into both the inner and outer bearings. With thi
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  • Will There Be Sufficient Clearance To Mount Kenda Tire and Wheel # AM3S870
  • I walked out to our warehouse and pulled the Kenda Tire and Wheel, part # AM3S870. I measured from the back of the mounting flange on the wheel to the edge of the tire. I shot a video showing these measurements for you to checkout. I have also linked an FAQ on trailer tires.
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  • Hub and Wheel Recommendations for Converting to Oil Bath Hubs
  • As far as caps are concerned the main difference between an oil and grease caps is how they have to attach to the hub. Grease hubs will press in, while oil seals need to be screwed into a threaded hub. You will need to upgrade to oil bath hubs. We have oil bath hubs that would fit your spindle, except they all have an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. One of them is the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-9UC3. This hub would work on your trailer, but you would need rims that have the same b
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  • Which EZ Lube Grease Caps for # 8-201-5 and # 426-56 Hub/Drum Assembly
  • Both the 8-201-5 and the 426-56 Hub and Drum Assemblies you mentioned would use a grease cap with a 2.44 outside diameter. The EZ Lube Grease Cap, part # RG04-080 would be the correct cap for both hub/drums. The 8-201-5 hub/drum would use the # BK3-310 bearing kit, and the 426-56 hub/drum would use the # BK3-100 bearing kit.
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  • Hub Recommendation for an Old Mobile Home Axle
  • It sounds like you have found the correct hub and drum assembly. The Trailer Hub and Drum # 42656 that you referenced recommends inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 15123 which are the exact measurements you gave. Also, this hub has a 12 inch diameter and a 2 inch depth like what you said you needed. For the correct bearing and seal kit you would want a Bearing Kit # BK3-100. I attached a video on cleaning and replacing hubs and bearings for you to check out also.
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