“Those suspension guages aren’t accurate”

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by abyliks, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I don't have a gauge in this truck, it has a digital readout of the weight on the drives.
    It is right around 2,000 pounds wrong, but it is consistent at that.
    If it reads 31,300 I can be pretty sure it is really around 33,300-33,500.

    So it is fairly accurate, in its own way.
     
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  3. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    The mouth says whatever it wants. I’ve had drivers say they’ve been driving 20 years too but I see them spinning their tires on the snow turning it into ice. Maybe 20 years below i20.
     
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  4. snowwy

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    Rumor has it you spin the tires fast enough. The ice melts and eventually you'll hit ground.

    That's the rumor. I've never tried it though. lol
     
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  5. Powder Joints

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    Yup, I drove powder for a number of years, loading mostly off the rail, used to get the first load loaded and scaled then adjust the mud flaps to be about 1/4 inch off the ground, or use a stick cut to go between the frame and the bottom of the axle. thank God when Air Bags were added, then I added a gauge to the rear axle of each trailer. 79000 to 79500 every time off the 10 dollar air gauge.
     
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    I carry a bag of Kitty Litter from Tractor Supply, 10 bucks or so. works everytime.
     
  7. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    I just figure 8500 gallons of Jet fuel equals 55,250 pounds, which puts my gross weight at 78900 lbs.
     
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    Should be 57800 but close enough for this neighborhood. I would still weigh it if its close to 80000. Rather safe than sorry.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I'd like to know what truck and 8500 gallon trailer he drives to weight 22k empty.
     
  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Usually the spider gears exit the chat before that happens lol.
     
  11. mustang190

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    Day cab Mack and a single hole Custom or a Hiel trailer, most are 9000 gallon capacity.
     
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