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Needing a hub for 1978 Rogers Lowboy

Posted By Haynfamilyfarm Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:09 AM
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I am needing at least one hub for my 78 Rogers Lowboy. The original hub is a Webb hub with the numbers 8315S12406 on the outside of the hub. There is a replacement hub on it that is a Zunite 5783-1. These hubs take a 15 inch wheel. I have found a replacement hub that they make, but I would need to change to a 17 inch wheel and I don't have enough room to do that. I understand that these are obsolete parts, but I'm hoping that someone can point me in the direction of someone that may know of some somewhere. I would be happy with a replacement, or even a used one at this point.
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Never seen a trailer with 17" wheels, 17.5" yes, and they fit on a 15" spoke hub. You can size the 17.5" tubeless to the same size tire as a 15 tube type.
So could you post what is wrong or different about the replacement hub?
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We were told by the place that offered the replacement that it was a 17 inch wheel, but I haven't seen it so it could be a 17.5 inch I guess. It's a budd type wheel on the replacement instead of wedge type of what I have. We don't want to end up wrapping up more money into changing everything on a trailer that's value isn't there.
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Ask if it takes a 12" brake drum, I'd guess it does. Since I don't think you'll find a 15" tube type wheel in stud or hub pilot, he said it take a 17(.5) tubeless wheel.
Finding spoke hubs is going to take some looking, depending on what is wrong with your original, you might be better off having it re-worked.
Bearing bore can be spray-welded and re machined, if that is the problem.
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Unfortunately, the wheel was ran loose so it wore the outside lip. So that area is chewed up. The bearing area is in excellent condition.
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Most 15" spoke wheels I see on lowboys are 3 spoke. I found this playing around on the .net. It would help to know the bearing numbers and bearing spacing or the axle mfg. There are a few on NAPA's site, but without the bearing number can't go further.
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www.newlifeparts.com/catalog/section6.pdf


Has a lot of info, and some cross reference with the numbers you posted.

www.newlifeparts.com/catalog/section6
Humm, can't get the link to work, try cut and paste into your browser.
Friday, December 20, 2019 11:37 AM by Geoff Weeks
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Plugging the bearing numbers from the NEWLIFE .pdf back into the listings on NAPA, it looks like this is the one you need. Be sure to double check all the measurements before buying.
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 Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 9:57 AM
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I have a 1973 Evans lowboy with 6 spoke 15 inch wheels on it.I won't know until the spring/summer what I am going to do with the wheels but it sounds like they may be what you need. I am not at home for a while so cannot look at it or take pictures. Where are you? I live in VA.

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