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Murray 9 axle

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by -NICK-, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Chaz Murray

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    Looks like it was set up when new to be used with a Loadmaster Style jeep based on roller placement. I am guessing you are using the Magnum style skeleton jeep then if you need to change out the roller brackets?
     
  2. King of Obsolete

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    keep them pictures coming and what is the temperature that those fellows are working at. today in the KINGDOM we had the long undies on and the heat on in the shop. only +5C, LOL

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  3. -NICK-

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    Hey King,had to be in the 80'S today.The nice thing is they are working under the roof outside of the shop so it stays pretty cool .Chaz here are some pictures of the jeep for this trailer and of the rollers on our other trailer that we are going to change to.
     

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    and some more misc pictures.
     

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    A few pics from today.
     

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    Ah heck, that is a 16+8+8 setup. I see it in the last pictures it is a 16 tire jeep. What good does that do because I know the center of gravity has to be toward the front of the trailer. Is it built for a 22K steer axle? Do you guys overload the rear a lot or make sure you load heavy up front? I know the jeep is 10' wide and you get 60,000# on that group, is the trailer 10' wide? Don't know what rear axle spacing is, but I know you get about 46,600# on 54" spacing on back groups. You call that a 70ton or a 75ton?

    Was just wondering why they trailer is congifured like that. I have only seen one other trailer like that which I think it was a Stockton built Siebert.

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    With 16 tire jeep gives you more capacity than 8tire.Yes its a 10 wide jeep 10 wide trailer.I believe it is 54'' spacing on the trailer.The set up is fairly common on the west coast.I have seen MURRAY,COZAD, SIEBERT.Several companies in this area run them and have for a lot longer than we have ,must work..right? I believe Murray rates it at 76 Tons You can check on their website under Ambassador,has all the specs.Hope this helps. Nick
     
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    Some pictures of earlier stage no real order.
     

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    And some more random shot (rear suspension) rear suspension.jpg

    (Close up of walking beam suspension)
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    (Rear bumper on booster before repair) rear bumper before.jpg

    (Cross members for trailer)

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    (Misc plates)
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    A quick update jeep is stripped down.tower is out suspension is off,will be getting all new bushings brakes etc..Got some parts they were waiting for.So gooseneck will get new roller brackets and it should pretty much be done .Rear booster is done with the welding.Equilizer is done.Walking beam and axles need to be checked maybe bushings and brakes and it will be done.Main deck has some more welding,floors for the baskets and a few minor things.And here are a few pictures jeep flipped.jpg

    jeep flipped rear view.jpg

    jeep suspension.jpg

    jeep tower.jpg

    jeep tower2.jpg
     
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    And some more:)
     

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  12. Chaz Murray

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    well I see the 5th wheel made it to ya ;)
     
  13. 9Axle

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    that trailer looks familiar

    i was wondering if that trailer used to belong to cmi or(john channel) out of lake Elsinore.or Burns trucking out of yuba city,ca.john had two trailers identical to that trailer u are fixing up same paint color
     
  14. King of Obsolete

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    so that is what those little axles look like. us in the great white north have always wonder what the axles look like on the "all the tires across the back" trailers. also how do you guys change a flat tire???

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    Yes I believe it is one in the same.Guess it's been around:) .We got it from a guy in San Diego.
     
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    You have to spread the axles to 10 wide to get to the inner tires.Then there is enough room.like this
     

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    Yeah I was hoping to find another hat in that box..just kidding.Hey Chaz a while back you guys were testing a scale on one of your trailers.Would it work on the back end of this trailer I realize it has a air gauge on the boster but what about the walking beam?
     
  18. Chaz Murray

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    Yup we have something that will work on that now. It uses strain gauges to measure the amount of deflection in the steel to determine the weight and sends the signal to a hand held controller that can also scene the weight on the truck and air ride sections of the trailer with air sensors.
     

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    So where do you mount the strain guage?How many sensors can the controler handle,can it do the front axle on the tractor too?Got any pictures of the strain guage mounted,how accurate is the system?
     
  20. King of Obsolete

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    wow eh!! is all i have to say in seeing the quality in this trailer that chaz builds plus these guys doing the welding and the refurbishing.

    also what is the heat like down there today, we had a hot day yesterday with it hitting +26C and i almost turned the AC on in the bunkhouse. after supper i had my leather jacket on to weld a bottom end of a boat motor. when i was welding uphand on the boat i was thinking of the welders working on your trailer having to do over head and uphand with leathers on. tonight as i type this, the rain is bouncing off my tin roof and i have the heaters on in my bunkhouse because it is +5C which is chilly after one day of heat. good thing we only get 5 hot days a year.

    keep them pictures coming because i'm seeing the outside world from the end of the world.

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