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How to tell a float capacity

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by greerco, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. greerco

    greerco Active Member

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    Hi i recently acquired an old float. There is no VIN # on it. I know its made by JC because JC is cut into the steel plating. I was told its a 60T float. Is there any way i can confirm the capacity?

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    Maybe try posting a photo of it. Someone may recognize it.
     
  3. greerco

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    Here are some pics of it.... as you can see the spot where the VIN #plate would be is missing 20200110_145856.jpg 20200110_145915.jpg
     
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    Check the frame. If there are just the outer frame rails on the deck then its probably a 40T. If it has four rails, two on the outside of the deck and two down the center then it's probably 50T or 60T. Thats not a hard and fast rule but it's fairly common. If they haven't rusted off, check the axle tags for weight capacity. That may help as well.
     
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  5. crane operator

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    Neck sure looks like a Rogers detach to me. Its a tri axle, so you know it isn't only a 30-35 ton, then it would be just a tandem. Most 60+ ton trailers have a lot heavier neck area, and a way to pin on more axles. So its probably around a 45-55 ton trailer.
     
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  6. greerco

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    Where i use to work we had a similar float...it was a 35t... the 60T its claimed to be seems wrong
     
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  7. Nige

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    There are quite a few images of Rogers lowboy trailers on Google. Maybe try to find one that looks similar..?
    I agree that looking at the photos there appears to be no way it's designed for 60t.
     
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  8. DMiller

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    Appears to at least have tubeless rubber on the trailer Right Hand side outers. 17.5s maybe on the old Webb Dayton hubs, tires G rated are 4400lbs Each H rated are 4800lbs each averaging sets the trailer at less than 30T trailer axles capacity, then add the capacity of tractor drives at 10-14t max out at around 40t unless use a tractor drop axle, trailer Jeep and or Joe Dog.
     
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    Look between the wheels, standard stamped Hutch equalizers on some weird pylon mount for under axle springs. I say 40T max.
     
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    RZ, maybe I am seeing things, lower photo of the trailer, can just see the axle 2 to 3 suspension. Doesn't that appear to be a REYCO Rocker and support? Does not appear to have the suspension would consider it should. Does Not appear to be Hutch.
     
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    On my end it looks like the outline of a Hutch equalizer but it is pretty fuzzy. A better pic would help.
     
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