How long does it take you to balance cargo weight inside your trailer? If you’re not using a Magnastop trailer axle stop device, you’re probably taking too long. Who really has time to keep jumping out of the cab, running back to the trailer, checking the tandem axle position and then hopping back into the cab to make more adjustments? You sure don’t! You have trips to finish and deadlines to meet. This brief guide explains how a Magnastop device can simplify this process and get you on the road quickly.
What Is the Magnastop Axle Stop Device?
Magnastop’s trailer axle stop is a simple device that lets you quickly balance a tandem axle trailer. Although there are no special bells and whistles, this axle stop features durable construction and high-quality materials to help it do the job. Shaped like an iron, it consists of a metal plate with a handle on its top. A rubber face with a round magnet insert is attached to the underside of the device.
The great thing about Magnastop axle stops is their size and portability. Each device weighs just a little over 2 pounds. It measures 2.5 inches wide, 5 inches long and 4 inches deep – small enough to easily stash in your truck cab or toolbox.
Benefits of the Magnastop Axle Stop Device
A dual axle trailer allows its two separate axles to share cargo loads. Accomplishing this feat requires balancing cargo weight between the two axles. So what do you do? You get into your cab, put on the parking brake and use the control to slide your axle.
But how do you know where to stop? You don’t. That’s why you end up using a spotter or keeping guessing, hopping out to check the axle until you get it balanced. And that’s where Magnastop’s axle stop device can help.
The axle stop works through simple physics. After you place it at the proper position, it stays put while you’re shifting axles. Part of the magnet insert protrudes out of the frame rail – that’s how the device prevents the axle from going past its position. You’ll hear and feel when the device stops the frame rail’s movement.
Steps to Using Your Magnastop Stop Device
Using your Magnastop trailer stop axle device is as easy as brushing your teeth – except you don’t need a toothbrush or toothpaste. All you need is the device and a few minutes to make the necessary adjustments. You can complete your trailer axle balance with a few simple steps:
- Slide your axle stop device in the desired hole on your frame rail.
- Your device should sit one hole past the correct axle position.
- Enter your cab and activate your truck’s parking brake.
- Using your truck’s controls, slide the trailer’s axle.
- When the axle is in the correct position, the device will stop its movement.
- Lock your trailer pins in place.
- Remove and store your Magnastop device.
Congratulations! You’re now ready to hit the road, thanks to your Magnastop axle stop device.
Affordable Time-Saving Gear
When you’re getting cargo to its destination, extra time is a luxury that you can’t afford. Magnastop’s trailer stop axle devices are a simple, convenient and inexpensive investment that can shave several minutes off your loading times. You enjoy a smoother ride when your trailer load is correctly balanced. The Magnastop device also helps you avoid a lengthy balancing process during storms, frigid cold or scorching hot temperatures.
With its affordable price and time-saving benefits, getting a Magnastop axle stop device just makes sense. When shopping for your device, choosing a reputable semi-truck accessories dealer is your best bet.
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