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Tandem Duals vs. Triples

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Long0, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. Long0

    Long0 Charter Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Project Manager
    Marble, Colo
    For the last couple of months I have been looking to purchase a gooseneck trailer to haul my dozer. Hauling weight of the dozer should be right about 18,000lbs.

    From the research I have done, I can pick-up a triple axle for about 1K cheaper than a tandem dual trailer. I am looking for opinions on what you prefer, benefits of either axle combo, ect.

  2. Dusty

    Dusty Charter Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    S.E PA
    the tandums will wear less that a tri axle trailer when u do a u turn the tri axle will rip the back set of tires so i would spend the extra money 4 the duals
  3. wroughtnharv

    wroughtnharv Charter Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    self employed maker of things
    Wylie, TX
    The triple axle trailers are hard on tires. Those back axles get scrubbed every turn.

    There is another alternative. The seventeen and a half inch tires give you the capacity of duals without having four extra tires on the trailer.

    Where this comes in really handy is like in backhoe trailers where the tractor rides in between the tires instead of on top of them like on dual wheel trailers.

    Bruton here in Texas has a great backhoe trailer that allows you to haul a Cat 416 snug as a bug in a rug.
  4. imjustdave

    imjustdave Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    WA State
    is the capasity of the 2 axels enough? the 3rd axel may increase your legal capasity to carry heavy loads. if not I think I would go with the tandam duals. Just make sure to check tire PSI, ETC and you should be good to haul
  5. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    we haul our 32K # excavator on our tandem trailer. 20 ton eager beaver