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Old 06-02-2010, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another wierd GN setup in Alabama

http://mobile.craigslist.org/grd/1770652841.html

Odd axle arrangement. never seen this before. Changing that inside tire must be a real PIA.

Seems like ti would be a very sturdy design though.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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theres a couple manufacturers that built these trailers....i can't think off hand the name of the companys. They are extremely well built and spread the weight better to alleviate the worry of a bent axle if overloaded.

A neighbor of my dads has one and i helped him do bearings and brakes several years ago.....everything on his was standard dexter parts. And yes changing the inner tires/servicing brakes & bearings is a complete pain in the ass unless you pick up the ass end of the trailer with a front end loader while it's hitched to the truck.
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There was just a thread about that kind of thing - https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=887321

The one you posted has two sets of springs per axle which looks to me like it'd locate the axles a lot better. But I still don't really get the point... I don't think I'd want to put 24,000 plus tongue weight on that trailer, and the whole setup is more complicated than it needs to be.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They are really a great trailer. I used this style when I worked construction and I have one here on the farm. They haul everything I have and that is up to 30k. The down fall, changing the inner tires. Last time I changed tire I just flipped it on its side and took them off that way. My tires last longer on it than they do on the tandem dual flat bed.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There was just a thread about that kind of thing - https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=887321

The one you posted has two sets of springs per axle which looks to me like it'd locate the axles a lot better. But I still don't really get the point... I don't think I'd want to put 24,000 plus tongue weight on that trailer, and the whole setup is more complicated than it needs to be.
This particular arrangement also allows you to use the single tyre weight ratings rather than the dual tyre weight ratings, with the ubiquitous 235-85-16 LRE you gain over 2100#'s of weight capacity over running 4 sets of duals using the same tyres.
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isnt that know as a "trailmax" suspension, or something similar? backhoe trailers use that setup alot......
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This particular arrangement also allows you to use the single tyre weight ratings rather than the dual tyre weight ratings, with the ubiquitous 235-85-16 LRE you gain over 2100#'s of weight capacity over running 4 sets of duals using the same tyres.
But again, I don't think I'd want to put nearly that much weight on a trailer made for single wheel axles...
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