dead axle

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Noun1.dead axle - an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it
axle - a shaft on which a wheel rotates
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
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The axle which is situated at the front of the driven axle is called 'Pusher' axle and back side axle is called 'Tag' axle which is also known as dead axle as shown in Figure 1.
The first Fageol tractor out of the factory cost $1,085, and it was basically a two-wheeled power plant, with a ride-on dead axle at the rear.