beam axle

A rigid or dead axle which supports the non-driven wheels. See axle.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Beam axle — Solid axle and Panhard rod on a 2002 Mazda MPV A beam axle is a suspension system, also called a solid axle, in which one set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft. A live axle is a type of beam axle in which the shaft (or… …   Wikipedia

  • I-beam axle — See rigid axle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • axle — An axle is a shaft on which the wheels revolve. A full floating axle is used to drive the rear wheels. It does not hold them on nor support them. A semi floating or one quarter floating axle is used to drive the wheels, hold them on, and support… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Axle — For other uses, see Axle (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Axl (disambiguation) or Axel (disambiguation). Train wheels are affixed to a straight axle, such that both wheels rotate in unison. This is called a wheelset. An axle is a… …   Wikipedia

  • beam — [n1] length of material used as support axle, bail, balk, bolster, boom, brace, cantilever, column, crossbar, crosspiece, girder, jamb, joist, lath, lintel, pile, piling, pillar, plank, pole, post, prop, rafter, reach, scaffolding, scantling,… …   New thesaurus

  • beam — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. shine, glow; smile. n. ray, gleam; joist, timber. See light, support. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A relatively long, stout bar] Syn. timber, brace, rafter, stringer, stud, two by four, scantling, strut,… …   English dictionary for students

  • axle — [17] The word axle emerges surprisingly late considering the antiquity of axles, but related terms had existed in the language for perhaps a thousand years. Old English had eax, which came from a hypothetical Germanic *akhsō, related to Latin… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • axle — [17] The word axle emerges surprisingly late considering the antiquity of axles, but related terms had existed in the language for perhaps a thousand years. Old English had eax, which came from a hypothetical Germanic *akhsō, related to Latin… …   Word origins

  • axle — noun Etymology: Middle English axel (as in axeltre) Date: 14th century 1. a. a pin or shaft on or with which a wheel or pair of wheels revolves b. (1) a fixed bar or beam with bearings at its ends on which wheels (as of a cart) revolve (2) the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Live axle — A live axle is a type of beam axle suspension system that uses the driveshafts that transmit power to the wheels to connect the wheels laterally so that they move together as a unit.A live axle consists of a central differential in a single… …   Wikipedia

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