A powered jockey wheel is a piece of equipment that provides assistance to pulling a vehicle or trailer behind the driver. The advantage of this type of equipment is that it assists in assisting the pulling of the trailer or vehicle with the use of one or two wheels. In comparison to a pull behind trailer the powered wheel offers more assistance. This is because the jockey wheel doesn’t require a driver to drag all the weight of the trailer/car/boat behind the rider. While the design is often referred to as a mobile wheel, there can be more than just one wheel provided in this form of equipment.
The Benefits of a Powered Jockey Wheel Assembly
These are generally used on large 4 wheel drive caravans or travel trailers but can also be used on regular motor homes or on other similar types of vehicles. Typically the axle of these types of vehicles will connect to a winch that lowers the trailer into the ground so the pull can be performed with the use of the towed motor. However, the axle and the trailer can also connect with a winch that lowers the caravan so the driver can pull the caravan using their own power. It’s important to understand that the powered jockey wheel should have an effective pull rating to assist with the caravan pulling or being pulled behind a motorhome.
If you’re interested in purchasing a powered jockey wheel assembly, you should be prepared to spend a fair amount of money for this product. The price will increase based on the type of motor, axle and spacing provided as well as the type of cage used to house the electric motor. As always you should discuss any additional options you have with your supplier to ensure you get everything you need at an affordable price. In addition, if you happen to choose to purchase one that does require assembly be sure to follow the instructions carefully to ensure your safety. Additionally, the motor assembly should be connected to the axle in a secure manner to prevent it from being damaged in transport.