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Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs

Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs

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Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center. Lowest Prices for the best trailer axles from Dexter Axle. Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs part number T20BTR-6048 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - T20BTR-6048

  • 2000 lbs
  • 60 Inch Long
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • 48 Inch
  • No Hubs
  • Spindles Only
  • Dexter Axle
  • Standard Spindles

Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center.


  • Round axle beam acts as part of your trailer's suspension system
    • Replace an axle on your trailer
    • Fabricate a suspension to fit your application
  • High-strength steel construction
  • Bend in axle creates zero camber angle for even road-to-tread contact across the width of your trailer's tires
    • Best for straight-line acceleration and steady, controlled towing
  • Underslung design - spring seats welded to underside of axle for mounting leaf springs (sold separately)
    • Low ride height makes it easier to load and unload your trailer
  • Straight spindles - no drop
    • Standard grease application
  • Spring seats and spindles are welded on
  • Limited 2-year warranty


  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Hub-face-to-hub-face length: 60"
  • Spring-center-to-spring-center length: 48"
  • Tubing outer diameter: 1-3/4"
  • Spindle size: 1-1/16"
  • Bearings (sold separately):
    • Inner bearing: L44649
    • Outer bearing: L44649

Axle Dimensions

Hub Face and Spring Center Measurements on Standard Trailer Axle

There are multiple ways to measure the length of an axle beam, but the hub-face-to-hub-face and spring-center-to-spring-center lengths are the most accurate. Hub face (A) refers to the length of the axle measured from the base of one wheel stud to the base of the wheel stud on the opposite side of the axle (when hubs are mounted on the beam).

The spring center (B) is the approximate width of your trailer. It is measured from the center of the spring seat on one side of the axle to the center of the seat on the other. This axle beam comes with the spring seats welded on.

If you are replacing your trailer's axle, you should be able to figure out which type you need by determining your trailer's capacity, the bolt pattern of your wheels, the brake type and the aforementioned lengths.

Dexter Axles

Dexter axles are made of high-strength steel and come with spindles and spring seats welded on. The spring seats are attached to the underside of the axle so that the leaf springs (sold separately) can mount beneath the axle. The result of this underslung design is a trailer that rides a bit lower for quick and easy loading and unloading.

Each axle is manufactured to create a certain camber angle. This ensures that the angle of the wheels is correct for your towing needs. Because the primary concern when towing is maintaining controlled, in-line movement, each axle is made so that your trailer's tires will run along the pavement evenly, with contact across the width of the tread. The result is excellent straight-line acceleration for steady, in-line tracking. You might notice the bend near the center of the axle; this is what ensures the proper camber angle. Having the center ride a bit higher and the sides of the axle bent lower allows the axle to give just enough to compensate for the load.

7899448 Dexter Replacement Axle Beam - 60" Hub Face - 48" Spring Center - 2,000 lbs

Replaces T20BTR-6048

Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs - T20BTR-6048

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Round trailer axle beam measures 60" from hub face to hub face (when hubs - sold separately - are mounted) and 48" from spring center to spring center.

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Outstanding customer service and very good products at good prices. Shipping was super fast 920630

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I had a busy day so I diden't think i would be able to install the axel' but started on it any way went without a hitch job done shipped fast no hassle with axel thank's once again etrailer. 540514

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Haven’t put it on but it’s longer overall but shorter spring center so it will be tricky to get it done correctly and so that it is angled or crooked. 511040

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Bolted right in. Slightly different than original but fit. Recommend that shackles be changed at same time. 210934

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Great product. Excellent customer service. Fast shipping. Good price. What more could you ask for. 178824

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Very nice product 166272


Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Trailer Axles

  • Upgrading The Axle On A Harbor Freight 48"x 96 Trailer
    To determine fit, the width of your trailer should be the same as the spring seat center to center measurement on the axle (48 inches). The # T20BTR-6048 lines up fine there. If these bearings fit your hubs, inner bearing L44649 and outer bearing L44649 would be compatible with this axle. The hubs on this axle should accommodate 12 inch wheels with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern. I would go ahead and replace the u bolts to prevent any potential thread misalignment. The U-Bolt Kit for Mounting...
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  • Replacement Axle for Harbor Freight Utility Trailer
    Since you want to change your trailer hubs to the 5-on-4-1/2 bolt pattern I suggest you select a 60-inch axle kit that includes idler hubs, such as one of the two kits shown on the linked page. These two 2K-rated axle kits include 5-on-4-1/2 hubs, bearings, races, seals, lug nuts and bearing grease. Kit # 20545I-ST-60-10 works with 8- to 10-inch wheels and kit # 20545I-ST-60-15 works with wheels from 12- to 15-inches diameter. If you trailer's existing axle is installed below your leaf...
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  • Back of Hub Dimensions for 60" Long Dexter Axle
    From the back of one hub to the back of the other hub for the 60" Long Dexter Axle # T20BTR-6048 will measure about 56-1/4". I did notice in the picture you submitted you have dimensions that are closer to a 72" axle like part # T20BTR-EZ-7258. For this axle the backs of the hubs will be about 68" apart. Please note that this ca vary depending on the axle and hubs that you use. If there is a specific axle on our site that you are interested in let me know and I can get some measurements...
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  • How to Determine Correct Length of New Trailer Axle
    I do have an idea of how to determine the correct length of axle you need for your trailer, and it will be based off of a pretty easy measurement you need to take. To get the right replacement axle you will need to know the dimensions of your current axle's hub face to hub face and spring center to spring center as in the diagram I have added. For example the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles # T20BTR-6048 has a 2,000 lb capacity and measures 60 inches from hub face to...
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  • How to Obtain a Custom Trailer Axle
    The compatible 2K 'off the shelf' axles we carry would have a 60 or a 72 inch hub face dimension or a 48 or 58 spring center dimension. You'll need a custom axle, which we don't carry. If you'd care to reply and provide your city, state and zip code, I'd be happy to direct you to a local Dexter Axle distributor that can order an axle for you.
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  • Replacement Axle for a 1,800 Gross Trailer Weight Boat Trailer
    For your trailer I recommend axle # 20545I-EZ-60-10. It is rated for 2,200 pounds and comes with hubs. Hubs will be needed because the spindles on it use the same size bearings for the inner and outer which is different than the hubs you currently have. This is an EZ Lube axle meaning there are grease fittings at the ends of the spindles so adding grease is easy. I am willing to bet that your hub face to hub face measurement is 60 inches and the spring seat centers are 48 inches....
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  • 5 on 4-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern Trailer Hub Recommendation for the Trailer Axle T20BTR-6048
    For an idler hub to fit the part # T20BTR-6048 that you referenced you would want the part # 8-258-5UC1-EZ. Or if you want a brake drum you would want the part # 8-257-5UC3-EZ. Both of these hubs will fit the trailer axle and have the 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern you are looking for.
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  • Replacement Axle/Suspension for 4X8 Utility Trailer
    In order to put larger wheels/tires on your 4 X 8 utility trailer you may need to change out other components, such as the axle, in order to have the required clearance between the tire and trailer frame. Please note that changing the wheels/tires to a larger size and/or with a higher weight rating will not increase the trailer's weight carrying capacity. We do offer longer axle kits that would have the spindles extend further from the outside edges of the trailer, such as # 20545I-EZ-72-15,...
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  • How to Measure to Pick Out New Axle for a Harbour Freight Trailer
    To pick out a replacement axle for you trailer you will need to take a couple measurements. You want to get one that matches your current axle so that you will know that it is compatible. You need to measure the distance between the spring seats on your axle and then measure from the hub face to hub face. The part # T20BTR-6048 that you referenced has a distance of 48 inches between the spring seats and a distance of 60 inches between the hub faces. If those dimension match your current...
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  • How to Determine Spring-Center and Hub-Face Measurements when Building a Trailer
    It sounds like you are heading in the right direction. To decide where your springs seat will be you will need to mock up your trailer as if you were installing all of the equipment on it. Once you have the suspension part mocked up you will want to measure the distance between the middle of your hangers since that is where the middle of your spring seats will be. If that measures 48 inches, like you believe it will, then you will just need to find what the hub-face dimensions are needed. To...
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  • Adding a Braking Axle to a 4x8 Trailer
    I do have an excellent option for you but it isn't a traditional axle. I recommend going with a Timbren axle-less system such as # TASR35HDS06 which takes the place of an axle beam. It will also replace the suspension with rubber suspension parts that won't wear out or corrode. This system and others do have brake mounting flanges. I wasn't sure which capacity you would want so the one above is rated for 3,500 pounds. Then you could use hub and drum # 8-201-9UC3-EZ and brakes # AKEBRK-7-SA. I...
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  • Replacement 2000-lb Trailer Axle for 4 x 8 Folding Trailer
    Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles # T20BTR-6048 will fit in place of a 2K-rated 60-inch axle with 48-inch spring centers. The included straight spindles will accept hubs that use bearing L44649 for both the inner and outer bearing. If the weight rating, length, spring centers and bearing set match your current set-up then this axle will be a suitable replacement. Bargain trailers often use uncommon bearings so you'll want to match up the bearing set in your hubs to ensure...
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  • Can Trailer Spindle be Bent Back In Place
    If a spindle is bent you cannot bend it back in place. Replacing the axle would be the best route. You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. I also attached...
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System in Place of Custom Axle
    While you may be able to have an axle custom-fabricated with those dimensions the best option is going to be an axle-less suspension system, the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # ASR3500S05. With these you will not need an axle with any particular length because the Timbrens are a bolt-on installation that you attach to the side of the frame. Suspension System # ASR3500S05 is rated for 3,500 lbs and has straight spindles that work with hubs # 84545UC1-EZ. The Timbrens...
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  • Troubleshooting Outer Tire Wear on a Trailer Tire
    You will want to check the inside of the tire and if there is wear also on the inside it will be from low tire pressure. Always make sure to inflate trailer tires to the maximum psi rating listed on the tire for maximum load carrying capacity and longer life. If the wear is just on the outside then the tire is riding at a slight angle with the bottom pointed more in toward the trailer than the top. You will need to check the suspension components, axles, spindles, to make sure nothing...
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  • Replacement Axle Needed for a 4' x 8' Trailer
    To replace the axle on your 4' x 8' trailer you will first need to note your hub face (A) and spring center (B) dimensions on your current axle. For example, the axle # T20BTR-6048 has a hub face distance of 60" and a spring center distance of 48". If you can let me know these measurements along with the weight capacity of your axle (can be found stamped in the middle of the axle) I can see if we have a direct replacement.
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  • Replacement Axle for 1988 StarCraft Nova Tent Trailer
    We do have a couple of 2,000 pound leaf spring suspension axles available, such as the 60 Inch Dexter Trailer Axle Beam # T20BTR-6048 with standard spindles. When replacing the axle on your 1988 StarCraft Nova Tent Trailer, you will need to measure the hub face to hub face dimension as well as the spring center to spring center distance. I have attached an image that shows these dimensions on this particular axle. The hub face (A) refers to the length of the axle measured form the base...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric Drum Brakes to a 2,000 Lb. Trailer Axle
    In order to determine the correct axle for your trailer you will need to take a few measurements. The first measurement will be the overall length of your axle from the face of each hub. The other measnuent you will need to determine is the distance from the center of each spring hole. These two measurements will then be used to ensure you have selected the proper replacement axle. We have two different axle lengths with a 2,000 weight capacity. The part # T20BTR-6048 measures 60" from...
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  • Can Trailer Brakes be Added to Dexter Axle # T20BTR-6048
    Yes, brake flanges could be added to the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles # T20BTR-6048 with the part # 4-34. Then for hub/drums you'd need the part # AKHD-545-2-1K and for brake assemblies # AKEBRK-2R and # AKEBRK-2L. The flanges need to be professionally welded on since they have to be perfectly square.
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  • Can a Hub for 12 to 15 Inch Trailer Wheels Fit a 10 Inch Wheel for Axle T20BTR-6048
    Hubs are not included with trailer axle # T20BTR-6048 but for a compatible hub that will fit a 10 inch wheel with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern you can use # 8-259-5UC1. If a hub is listed as compatible with 12 to 15 inch wheels then a 10 inch wheel will not fit because there isn't enough space in the wheel for the hub.
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  • Trailer Axle That is 60" Hub Face to Hub Face With Hub and Drum and Brakes
    There are trailer axle that have a 60" hub face to hub face measurement, as well as a hub and drum that will work, but none with a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern. That bolt pattern is only for larger capacity axles/hubs so the largest available for this axle, which has a 2,000 lb rating, is a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. What you need would be the following: - Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs # T20BTR-6048 - Brake Mounting Flange for 1-3/4" Round Trailer...
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  • Recommended Trailer Axle and Galvanized Hub Assemblies for 2,000 lb Capacity Trailer
    The Dexter Trailer Axle with Idler Hubs - 4 on 4 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs # 20440I-ST-60 is powder coated, but not galvanized. The best we can do to make sure it wears well with all the salt water is to instead use the same Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs # T20BTR-6048 but change out the assemblies. You will want the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-440-2-G-2K for that additional corrosion...
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  • Replacement Axle That is 60 Inches From Hub Face to Hub Face
    While we do not make the axles and just sell them, we do carry some axles which measure 60 inches from hub face to hub face and 48 inches from spring center to spring center (the next shortest is 72 inches). You have options depending on if you want the axle to come with idler hubs or no hubs, standard or EZ-Lube spindles, and a 2,000 lb or 2,200 lb capacity. For example, the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle # 20545I-EZ-60-10 has EZ-Lube spindles, idler hubs with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt...
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  • Can a 2,000 Pound Trailer Axle be Fitted with Electric Brakes and 10 or 12 Inch Wheels
    You would need to step up to a 3500 pound set up to get an axle that comes with brake mounting flanges. You could have brake mounting flanges welded to a 2K axle if you wanted but it is a precision job that requires the proper equipment and someone who has performed this job before. So for example you could use axle # T20BTR-6048 with hub and drum assembly # 8-257-5UC3. then you would need brake mounting flange # 4-34 and brake assemblies # 23-47 and # 23-48. The hub and drum assembly...
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  • Adding a Brake Axle to a 48 Inch Wide Home Made Travel Trailer on Harbor Freight Frame
    What you could do is use an axleless system # A35RS545E which comes with everything except a brake controller. The only issue is that you would need to also replace the tires and wheels with something like # AS13B45SMQ since the kit has a 5 bolt pattern and your trailer has a 4 on 4 pattern. We don't have a straight axle with the proper spring hanger spacing for the trailer. But you could potentially use # T20BTR-6048 and have a professional welded cut off the spring seats and weld on...
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  • Trailer Axle With 2000 Pound Weight Capacity and 60 Inch Hub Face
    For a 2000 pound axle with a hub-face-to-hub-face length of 60 inches and a 4 on 4 bolt pattern Dexter Axle # 20440I-ST-60 is what you're looking for. This comes with the hubs, bearings, races, and seals. For an axle without the hubs use # T20BTR-6048. For a U-Bolt Kit to mount the axle you can use # APUBR-10
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  • Replacement 60-Inch 3500-lb Dexter Axle with 5-on-5-1/2-Inch Bolt Pattern
    We do offer 60-inch replacement trailer axles from Dexter and both can be seen on the link provided. Note that both of these are rated for 2000-lbs. The 5-on-5-1/2-inch hub you referenced, part # 84555UC1, is intended for 3500-lb axles. The most important measurements for selecting a replacement axle are the hub face-to-hub face measurement (taken with the hubs in place) and the spring center-to-spring-center distance. Please refer to the linked photo. For example, Dexter Trailer...
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  • Trailer Suspension Axle Recommendation for a Custom Made Tear Trailer
    You could use a standard trailer axle if you wanted to. You just would need to find one properly rated for the weight of your trailer. The lightest one we offer is a 2k axle, part # T20BTR-6048. This axle is 60 inches long from hub face to hub face and 48 inches from spring center to center. If that matches the dimensions of your trailer this axle would work well for you. If not, you would need to have one custom made at a shop local to you that can order in custom axles. One option...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum Recommendation for a Dexter 2k Axle
    Sounds like you have a 2,000 lb Dexter Axle like the part # T20BTR-6048 which take inner and outer bearings L44649 and would use the part # 8-257-5UC3-EZ for a hub/drum that has a 5 bolt pattern or part # 8-173-16UC3-EZ for a 4 bolt mounting flange. For brake assemblies you would want the # 23-48 for the right hand side and part # 23-47. Before you order any parts you would want to pull a hub from your trailer to verify that both bearing numbers are L44649.
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  • Looking for Galvanized 4 Lug Trailer Hub Compatible w/ # T20BTR-6048 Dexter Trailer Axle
    The # T20BTR-6048 Dexter 2K axle you referred to is compatible with a L44649 inner and outer wheel bearing. The # 8-91-05UC1 hub assembly has a 4-on-4 bolt pattern and uses the L44649 bearings. A galvanized version isn't offered, but there's one available in a 5 lug on 4-1/2 bolt circle, part # 8-259-50UC1 for 8-12 inch wheels or # 8-258-50UC1 for 13-15 inch wheels. Keep in mind, if you switched to the 5 lug hub, you'd need to swap out your existing wheels for wheels with a 5-on-4-1/2 inch...
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