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Broke my new lowboy

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by OExcavating, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Newman

    Newman Active Member

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    I wonder if I could run tandem 9-10K axles with 17.5s.
     
  2. froggy

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    I ,v also pulled most Ladoll trailers, they make a nice 1-axle that may work on a gooseneck.
     
  3. Dualie

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    even with all the above reasons to not run a triple axle singles. my biggest gripe against them is if you pull in and out of a lot of fields or steep driveways loaded you will break axles. you take the load that was being supported by three axles and now you shuffle it all onto one axle. basically putting 20K+ onto a 7K axle.
     
  4. mitch504

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    Gee Dualie, I knew I'd forget one. I've broken springs that way on hard edged holes in a dirt road.
     
  5. froggy

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    From my experience you only break axle's when your overload'd, I-v seen guys haul the load to far back. I-v learn'd to haul forward, heavier loads should alway's max the drive-wheels first. But it helps to have 20or22k-steer heavy haul truck.
     
  6. Newman

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    ummmmmm I have a F250 with TTB... I'm afraid to step on the front bumper:)
     
  7. froggy

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    ooops i gues i-m in a differnt level loads?