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Is There A Direct 5 On 4.75 Bolt Pattern Drum To Replace An Older Dexter 8-147 Drum


Do you offer a replacement hub for the Dexter 8-147 in a 4.75 pattern? Need complete kit with seals and bearings.


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I have had a few of the older Dexter 8-147 hubs pop up recently and we definitely have all the parts needed to do an overhauling of the internal parts. I have all these listed below, but with this having a unique bearing combination, there will not be a direct replacement hub available.

In order to switch to a hub/drum with the 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern, like the # AKHD-5475-35-K, you will either need to replace the axle, or cut off your current spindles and replace them with the TruRyde #84 E-Z Lube Spindle w/ Brake Flange for 3,500-lb Trailer Axle # TRU74FR. This will require welding, but will get you where you need with the bearing combination.

If you prefer to not have to weld, you can also go with something like the Dexter Trailer Axle # T3584F-8974. However, this will measure 89" from hub face to hub face and 74" from the center of one spring seat to the center of the other, so you will need to make sure this will match your current axle. The # AKHD-5475-35-EZ-K drums and # AKEBRK-35-SA self adjusting brakes will complete either this or the spindle set up.

Grease Seal - Double Lip - ID 1.719" / OD 2.565" - for 3,500-lb Axles # 58846
Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing - LM48548 # LM48548
Replacement Race for LM48548 Bearing # LM48510
Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing # L44649
Replacement Race for L44643 and L44649 Bearings # L44610

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