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10 ton trailers

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by tbaero153, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Tags

    Tags Senior Member

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    I do understand the cost of a new 20 ton seems outrageous, as does the registration fees, as does the fact that Connecticut requires registration renewals of commercial vehicles in April when no contractor really has any cash flow, but that's a whole other issue.... If you can be patient keep checking CL or the Truck and Equipment Post there are some very clean low mileage 20 tonners that pop, you just need to get in the habit of checking every couple of days. Also if you buy used you get around paying the FET tax. I'm not trying to spend your money, just giving you things to consider since it is a considerable purchase.
     
  2. monster76

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    You realize alot of trailers are rated for 10 ton capacity and when you look at thier specs the gvwr is often higher for example my eager beaver 20 ton has a gvw of 48,840 and the trailer comes in at around 8k which leaves me with 40k to play with.
     
  3. ericscher

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    I reckon pretty much everyone realizes that.
     
  4. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Not necessarily. There was another thread discussing the same topic - how manufacturers rate their trailers. Some rate their trailers as total GVW and some rate them at payload. One has to read the specs to determine the difference.

    For example some 20 ton trailers are not rated to carry 20 tons, one has to subtract the weight of the trailer to achieve the payload. It's can get confusing for first time buyers.
     
  5. ericscher

    ericscher Well-Known Member

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    Point taken.
     
  6. planecrazzzy

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    plus.... you're all using "SHORT TON" figures @ 2,000

    a long ton is 2,254 lbs....

    that 254 adds up....
     
  7. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . .

    Never heard that number before . . . where does the 2240 pound ton fit in?

    Cheers.
     
  8. planecrazzzy

    planecrazzzy Well-Known Member

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    Oooops... I was off..... it "is" 2,240 , Thanks for catching that !

    ok I was off 14 lbs,,, But the point is the same...

    When your talking a few tons.... Rounding the numbers to Short ton is easier to figure in yer head...

    But when you start stringing 20 of them... your not adding 4,800 lbs

    Just a reminder to newbies...




     
  9. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . .

    Gotcha mate, no worries, I never could understand the "short" ton thing, I figured it must have ben a slip.

    Cheers.