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Live Axle


Live Axles are beam axles in which the shaft (or, more commonly, several shafts connected as one) also transmits power to the wheels. Contrary, a beam axle that does not transmit power is called a dead axleaxle.

  • An axle is a theoretical or actual crossbar supporting a vehicle, on which one or more wheels turn. The axle is either a live axle or a dead axle. A live axle or drive axle supports part of the weight of the vehicle and drives the wheels connected to the half shafts or axle shaftaxle or a dead axle. A live axle or drive axle supports part of the weight of the vehicle and drives the wheels connected to the half shafts or axle shaftaxle. A live axle or drive axle supports part of the weight of the vehicle and drives the wheels connected to the half shafts or axle shaftaxle or drive axle supports part of the weight of the vehicle and drives the wheels connected to the half shafts or axle shafts. 
  • A dead axle or non-drive axle carries part of the weight but does not drive the whaxle or non-drive axle carries part of the weight but does not drive the wheels
  • A drive axle on which wheels can pivot for steering is a steerable drive axle. It is used on four-wheel-drive trucks, Most vehicles with front engine and rear drive have a non-steering drive axle or rear drive axle.