Buy Trailer nose wheels and Accessories
Here you will find our range of Accessories for 48 and 60 mm Jockey wheels. Of course, it sometimes happens that a part of the nose wheel fails or is lost, in which case you do not need to replace the whole nose wheel. In many cases, you can replace individual parts. This is why we have also included these individual Jockey wheels parts in our range. You will find complete cranks made of both steel and Plastic, as well as loose knobs for these cranks. Not quite sure what you need? Then feel free to contact us. Jockey wheels are equipped with an Axle; of course, it can happen that it breaks down. We have Axles in three sizes; 20x85 mm, 20x115 mm & 20x120 mm. All these Axles are supplied with a locking pin as standard.
Single rims for nose wheels are usually delivered with a Steel rim because these wheels must be able to withstand high pressure. You can also choose one with a Plastic Rim. For 35 mm Jockey wheels, we do not sell loose wheels; if it is defective, we recommend you buy a new 35 mm nose wheel. A loose wheel for a nose wheel with a tube diameter of 48 mm can be found here and a loose wheel for a nose wheel with a 60 mm tube diameter here.
Air tyre or Plastic loose Jockey wheels
What exactly is the difference between a loose Plastic wheel and a loose Jockey wheel with pneumatic tyre? The difference has to do with what you intend to use the loose wheel for. If you often park your Trailer or boat trailer on paved ground, it is best to choose a solid (Plastic) wheel. On unpaved ground such as grass or sand, it is best to choose a loose Jockey wheel with an air tyre. The pneumatic tyre does not sink fast on unpaved ground, because the contact point is wider than on a Plastic nose wheel. A Plastic loose nose wheel will sink fast, which can get you stuck. In contrast, a pneumatic loose wheel has much more resistance on paved ground, but will ride less comfortably. The size of the loose wheel also matters. If you choose a large wheel, the rolling resistance will be a lot lower. This is especially useful on soft ground.
Maintenance of loose wheels
Regularly lubricate your Jockey wheels and castors to ensure smooth operation. You can also test whether everything is still working properly by turning up the Jockey wheels. The nose wheel should turn up evenly. Always make sure the nose wheel turns fully upwards and check that it is fastened properly. It often happens that a nose wheel is not fastened properly, which can cause the nose wheel to hit the ground, damaging it. This is obviously a real shame and requires a lot of extra maintenance. To ensure that the nose wheel or loose wheel keeps turning properly, you should lubricate it well. You can use grease nipples, which are also often present. This will also ensure that the thread in the loose wheel does not wear out as quickly.