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Eager beaver pintle hook gvw rating help

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by dieseldog5.9, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Well-Known Member

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    Bought an air brake tag trailer that I am told is a 1986 eager beaver. I think they only made a few models of this trailer, and it does look right. I was under the assumption it is a 20 ton trailer, however the tires capacity only adds up to 30,000 lbs, how much does the pintle hook count for? And how much do I register it for? No registration or title or vin to reference.
     
  2. Tags

    Tags Senior Member

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    No tag on the trailer tongue or tags on the axles? Somebody could have just gotten cheap with the tires....
     
  3. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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    Air brakes?
    Tire size?
    Deck length?
     
  4. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    It's a good chance the pintle was manufactured by Premier. Look for a four digit number cast into it and check their online catalog. Those hitches haven't changed much
    over the years.

    Truck Shop
     
  5. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Well-Known Member

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    No tags, yes it has air brakes, 8.25 r15 tires, the deck is 17ft with a 5 ft beaver tail. I think it is 20 ton, thought for some reason they made a 9 ton and a 20 ton back in the 80's so this would be a 20 ton.
     
  6. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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    Tires (assuming duals and tandem) add up to 14ish ton.
    My 40DLA Interstate (20 ton) tires add up to 20 ton, and the gvw is 46ton.
    I'm guessing you have a 16ton trailer.