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Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR12244-125EC or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR12244-125EC

  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 3-3/4 Inch Diameter
  • 11-3/4 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • Fits 5/8 Inch Shaft
  • Yates Rubber

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


  • Replaces 1 keel roller on your boat trailer
  • Eases loading and unloading of boat
  • Supports bottom of boat as it sits on trailer
  • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being towed
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Includes heavy-duty nylon bushings
  • Made in USA


  • Application: 12" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3-3/4" diameter

12244-125EC Yates 12" Super Heavy-Duty Keel Roller - Black Rubber

Video of Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - Roller and Bunk Parts - YR12244-125EC Review

Today we are going to review part number YR12244-125EC. This is the Yates Keel Roller. This is keel roller is constructed of a heavy-duty rubber compound. It does include heavy-duty nylon bushings on both ends. This will replace one keel roller on your boat trailer that uses a standard 12-inch wide bracket with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. This keel roller will ease the loading and unloading of the boat and will support the bottom of the boat as it sits on the trailer and it does help absorb road shock while the boat is being towed.

This roller is made in the USA. I will get a few dimensions for you. The overall width of this is 11-3/4 inches long and the diameter on this will be 3-3/4. Again, this is designed to go on to a 12-inch wide bracket with a 5/8-inch diameter shaft. And that should do it for part number YR12244-125EC.

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Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR12244-125EC

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (74 Customer Reviews)

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


as described. delivered promptly as always with etrailer



Working very well perfect for the boat trailer will be ordering another shortly

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Steve We're glad your keel roller is still on the job!




Just as described, fast shipping!


It’s so mucher shorter then the old one .
So I’m disappointed after calling Yates MtG directly and was told to order from etrailer that it was the 12” correct one . Well it’s short and wrong .

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


It sounds like you did you due diligence in research before ordering. The keel roller that you received should be 11.75 inches long and 3.75 inches in diameter to fit with a 12-inch-long bracket with five eighths inch shaft. How long is your bracket? If you just have a half inch gap between the roller and the bracket, then that is ok. There can be a little space however just make sure it is not more than one half of an inch.


These worked perfect on my trailer refu rb.


Really like the weight/material of this item, will work out great


Service was exceptional, part is exactly what we needed. I will continue to order from you . Thank you.


I purchased three of the 12" keel rollers as replacements for a 37-year-old Trail-Rite trailer. Shims were required on the non-adjustable brackets, but I knew that going in. So far, so good. No more black streak on hull from oxidized and poorly-rotating rollers. Boat is 18'fiberglass cabin cruiser.


As described .. it was an easy installation on my sailboat trailer.

- Used a 2x8 under the boat keel ... and my floor jack.
- raised the boat about 1 inch off the rollers.
- removed the bracket and the keel rollers
- A large hammer was used to drive the roller shaft out
- Brackets, shafts (zinc coated) and rollers were reinstalled on trailer
- Boat can now be launched with ease !


Awesome roller very easy to replace from old to new. Thanks Etrailer


Repairing a tandem axle boat trailer for 1987 Grady White, I found the keel roller, shaft, and guide rollers on back had deteriorated. Locally I could only find the "Heavy Duty," but needed the Super Heavy Duty. After a couple of failed attempts locally, I found the necessary items on eTrailer and had them delivered to my door-- promptly. Further, right before ordering I noticed a flat tire. Although I was able to get a new one mounted on that galvanized rim locally, I decided a spare would increase my comfort level when towing, so had one included in the eTrailer order. Now ready for fishing season.


Great service and surprising follow up to make sure the product was delivered ok. I followed up this purchase by ordering trailer drums, brakes, and hydraulic actuator for my boat trailer.


I am new (again) to boating, and being on the frugal side, always want to compare products that I purchase. Thought I could deal local (you know, support your local economy and all), but when actually given the chance, they could not (or would not) even come close! etrailer sells the same top-quality products at prices that couldn't be touched by local suppliers.
Huge "thank-you" to etrailer for allowing DIY'ers such as myself the opportunity to be a part of this new hobby!


The quality of this product appears to be excellent. I am however having difficulty locating an accompanying shaft of the correct length to fit my trailer. Most shafts appear to be a maximum length of 13 1/4 inches, which is too short for the prefabricated bracket on my trailer.


Perfect replacement for a 14 year old keel roller


I ordered replacement u bolts, leaf springs and keel roller. Everything was an exact replacement part. This makes repairs/upgrade easy direct parts replacement. No modifying at all.


They work great boat sits much better on the trailer. So much better than the rusty bent up old ones.


After less than a year, some of my rollers are cracking. Since these are "Heavy duty", I would have expected a much better life span. Next time I am at the boat, I will take pictures and add them to the review.


This replaced the roller on my trailer perfectly. I have had no troubles with it for a year now still going strong.


At first I ordered the wrong roller, had to return it after I took the time to notice the Yale 2244 number on the side of my existing rollers! Had no issues installing these new rollers, should make retrieving my boat a lot easier!


Replaced my 20 yr old cracked Yates 12244 roller with this new version. Perfect fit. Hope to get another 20 years.
eTrailer has great price and shiping. Arrived very quickly.


Excellent quality. Arrived very quickly. Just what I needed to make some needed repairs to my boat trailer. Will definitely shop here again.


My order was shipped quickly and was in hand in three days. Exactly what I needed to repair my trailer. Great service.


This product was exactly what I ordered and what I needed. Arrived quickly. I've ordered products from this company before and always pleased with the accuracy and promptness of the order.





Everything perfect. The roller was not packed quite right, the box was open when delivered!!

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