It is called an "axle slider". Maybe someone can correct me if wrong, but all it looks like is a section of angle iron with spring hangers welded on it. This seems like it would be handy when building a trailer to "slide the assemply with the frame upside down to the exact spot where the centerline of the axle is the same distance from the tongue on both sides, then weld the angle.
I am just throwing out questions trying to learn. I may or may not build this thing anytime soon but I wonder since this is a critical weld area if I could get a piece of angle, say 2x2x3/16, have an experiecned welder weld the bracks to the angle after I have tacked them in the proper position, then, once the "sliders" are in the right place, drilling and taping theangle through the bottom part of the frame tubing, bolting it, then also welding around the angle?
By the way, I checked that metal, it is 3 inch square tubing 3/16 thick, so not as heavy stuff as I once thought but the price was right for 10 bucks fo 4 10 feet long pieces. Just thinking out loud here. Is there any advantage to using one of these "sliders"?