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lightest tandem

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by gwhammy, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. gwhammy

    gwhammy Senior Member

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    What's the lightest you can get a tandem? Say 8.3 cummins and maybe a single axle with an air tag. Maybe even an gas tandem chevy. Just wondering if I can get down to a legal weight without buying over weight permits. My trailer is around 12,000. Pipe dream I'm sure.
     
  2. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    It will be a hard push to get under 12,000 with anything that has power. Maybe a C12.
     
  3. NepeanGC

    NepeanGC Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how you could get it that light and have it be durable. My Volvo with a light weight dump box weighs 23,000. My old International single axle was just over 12k empty, and it was a super short single frame.