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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowbed View Post
    That's because your equalization valve is too small and slow. Just get a quick react valve. Or at least hook it up as Common Air system.
    did u put a pusher on or run w/ only 1 axle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfaulk99 View Post
    This is the setup we have. We also have another complete take off (one drive axle and one dead axle) from a local dealer who thought it would be easier to sell a truck he had with 2 live axles.

    A push button dumps all the air of the tag for traction (absolutely a must) and also kills the brakes so you can drive with it dumped if you wish.

    i would be interested in the take off, Paul Burk, let me know

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    BUMP Wondering if the poster above got his axles done. Happy Holidays!

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    What about putting a lift axle on a 385 peterbilt factory single axle? I haul alot of hay n cattle n go to very tight corners where a tandem rear won't fit, I'm always over loaded with a 45ft drop deck loaded with hay just on my rear axle around 2-5000 lbs. what you guys recomed?
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    i run a pusher on a 4x8 truck (2 drive Axel 1 steerable pusher and then the steers) there is no way i would want to drive a truck with a pusher and not be able to lift it from the cab for low traction situations. or if its a steerable axle and you hit a chuck hole with one tire it can knock everything bonkers until you lift the axle and put it back down. let alone if you were to blow a tire.

    I think if i was going to go single screw with a dead axle i would want my lift to be a pusher vrs a tag. say you get in a low traction situation and need to lift your 5th wheel is going to be placed for both axles to be down. so when you lift if you are in a tag position it will add weight to your drive but it will also take weight off your steers (bad thing if slick) honestly a lot of times when i lift my pusher in slick conditions i do it more to put more weight on my steers vrs not having enough traction. if your running in a pusher position when you lift you will add weight to both your drives and your steers.

    now i don't know if this would be the same for tractors or not but on trailers iv pulled with lift axles on them front positions work much better than rear due to the fact they skip the ground less on the bumps in the road or dramatic inclines in the forward position vs the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastgoodusername View Post
    i am thinking of converting my current truck.
    1.drop center axle in front.
    2.extend shaft to back axle.
    3.dump valve on front air bags.
    4.mech. lift for front axle, currently use two straps and lashing winches on
    the front axle on my trailer
    5.most all tolls are axle "down" based
    So how did it turnout? Any pictures of your setup?

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