Aluminum 48' spread axle weight

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  1. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    How much does a aluminum 48' spread axle weigh vs a 45' steel trailer?
     
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  3. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    On the average assume an all aluminum 48x102 will weigh 9500 and youre pretty close, specced out 5 different trailers and everyone was pretty close, +/- 500 lbs
     
  4. cke

    cke Road Train Member

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    2013 East BST no boxes 9000lbs.
     
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  5. Bean Jr.

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    Depending on fuel and scale, I'm 30,800 to 32,500 with a side kit. 8 chains, 12 binders 4' steel and 8' lumber. 10 coil racks and 12 4' beveled. 6 3" ratchet strap. Light, my tractor is around 19,000.

    48' Reitenour. Does that help?
     
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  6. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    My tractor and the 45' steel trailer weights 35420 LB. My tractor is double framed. Also it has walking arms with leafspring on the rear. I was wandering if a aluminum 48' is lighter than a 45' steel trailer?
     
  7. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...as others mentioned - not significantly , in your case 500lbs wont make a difference
     
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  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Ever weigh em seperate?
    If you dont give details on what your 45 steel weighs, how can we know if its lighter?
     
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  9. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    No ive never weigh separately. Peterbilt say my tractor weights 20000lb. And the tag under dash say 20000LB.
     
  10. Creswell81

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    Reason im asking is because with 45' steel trailer with a 47000lb load puts me at 82420lb. Im wondering if the aluminum 48' is at least about 3000lb lighter.
     
  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Cant trust that. Thats curb weight.

    All equipment stacked where youll store it, weigh both together full of fuel, drop trailer reweigh truck, cost 15$/15 minutes but youll have a much clearer idea of things. As it stands knowing exactly what my trailer weighs to the lb i cant tell you anything about what your empty weight will be with it because theres nothing to go on
     
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