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    Planning to build a meat wagon. Can I buy after market wheel hubs so I can use ATV wheels?

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    Short answer is not unless you want a solid axle all the way across. I have looked on multiple occasions and haven't been able to find anything that will work on a spindle type axle without modification to either the rim or the hub.
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    I also thought about using ATV tires and hubs on my trailer and you got me curious. I looked at my Polaris 6X6 and the rear tires rims are 10x 8.5 AT, KMM 4M2559. I also have a couple of old hub's, all it would take is drill and tap four new holes in the hub's. My suggestion is find the rims you need take measurement and find a hub that will work even if you have to modify it.

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    Most trailer supply houses have the right rims for your tires. Most people use the standard 4 bolt hub. Get your tires put on their rims. Run a 2 inch ball. If everyone would use the same sizes it would make rescues a lot easier.
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    I have also looked into this. It would be nice to be able to carry a spare that would fit either the ATV or trailer, one for all. what i have come across is that most trailer hubs have a large protrusion from the center for the axle seals and bearings that a atv wheel won't fit over since most atv wheels require a smaller center hole. If you are unsure what bolt pattern you have or need, here is a site that may help:
    http://www.mud-throwers.com/atv_wheel_chart

    due to the unavailability of something that will work for me, i just went with these:
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...ct_18867_18867
    they will fit any standard trailer hub that is 4 on 4 bolt pattern and replacement parts for those hubs are everywhere!

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    There was a guy from Fairbanks or maybe Eagle River that was selling a 4 bolt hub that went over the existing hub. I lost the number but I think I found him on Craig's List in Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Short answer is not unless you want a solid axle all the way across. I have looked on multiple occasions and haven't been able to find anything that will work on a spindle type axle without modification to either the rim or the hub.
    from my research you are for sure correct... it sucks there is no atv/hub/trailer combo that will all work together.

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    so I spent lots of time looking for solutions. And I found one. Some may think its a hokey pokey solution but its worked so far. I have Yamahas so I took four Yamaha tires/wheels/take offs and drilled holes next to the stock holes so that the wheel fit on the 4 lug six roblee hub. Now, at first I didn't know what to expect. But a year later and at least 400 miles, 3 cords of wood, everything is still just fine. If you send me your # I can txt some pics of how I did it. Or look through my posts you should see the build.

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    Wouldn't it be better to drill the hubs to match the wheels? That way you'd have the original reinforced factory holes in the wheels.


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    Yes it would have been better. I didn't have the drill bits to get through the flange of the hub.

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