Anyone compare the weight of the newer TL vs 4000DX??

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  1. Nitrorocket

    Nitrorocket Bobtail Member

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    Just wondering if any owners out there have compared the scaled weights of a utility 4000 DX versus the great Dane Everest TL.

    Both manufacturers websites show them to be very light with lots of weight saving technologies, but I can’t find any differences between the two posted anywhere.

    Im looking to buy a 53’ dry van with aluminum wheels and aero kit this week for load board work. May have to haul food products depending what’s available. Trying to figure out which of the two is the lightest, I have a pretty heavy T680.

    I found a 2015 Wabash with steel’s and aero, but it weights 13,980lbs. That seems really heavy Compared to the summer 12,000 pound advertisements I have seen on great Dane and utility advertisements. But every trailer I’m looking at seems to weigh much more than that so I’m not sure why.

    many trailers in the 12k range?
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Greatdanes are great in the 14000 range give or take 500 in 100 gallon reefer configuration. Given a increased availible of lighter metals you should now have full Great Danes approaching #### near 13600 in tare when empty. In my day I am used to having them around 14500 at most with aluminum duals back there. Total with tractor ranges from 32 to 34 K empty give or take.
     
  3. Nitrorocket

    Nitrorocket Bobtail Member

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    Both Great Dane and Utility have ads stating they have trailers under 12,000lbs, have you seen any of those?
     
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