floating axle

floating axle

[¦flōd·iŋ ′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
A live axle used to turn the wheels of an automotive vehicle; the weight of the vehicle is borne by housings at the ends of a fixed axle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A floating axle is used instead of a pivot-arm to transfer the spring action.
All axles have transversal differential locks with 100 percent lockup and fully floating axle shafts with planetary type hub reduction.
In front is a fixed, full floating axle, while the rear axle can oscillate up to 20[degrees], or about 11 in.
The full floating axle features a single-reduction ratio of 5.29:1, special heat treated alloy steel shafts and Oshkosh cage ring-type steering ends with maximum 30[degrees] turning angle.