Axle weights

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  1. W Bench Farms

    W Bench Farms Light Load Member

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    Had a load today that I was 71000 gross. Question on axle weights on a spread axle flatbed. I know I can be 20k per axle, but is my total group still 34k? Trying to figure out if I was over on the trailer even though my axle weights were ok.

    10840 front axle
    26000 drives
    17000 front trailer
    18000 rear trailer

    I was about 35k on the trailer. I know with a tandem I would be over, but couldn't remember on a spread.
     
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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I believe 40k allowed on the spread ...but more knowledgeable guys told me its possible to overweight them even being under 40 on axles and below 80 overall
    I think you should be ok with your numbers
    I think if one of the trailer axles 21 - its already violation
     
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  4. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    A 10 foot spread is 2 20K axles.

    You can be legal on all axles (12, 34, 20, 20) and be over 80K total.
     
  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Doubt that ....last time i got overweight ticket in ga for trailer axle overweight 1k on the spread , overall i had 79.9 .
    According to your math you can run 86k when registered for 80
     
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  6. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    He said you could be axle legal. Didn’t say over 80 was legal.
     
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  8. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    That’s where having a spread is advantageous. You could be 12-30-20-20 and be legal. You can’t put 40k on a closed spread tandem.
     
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  9. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    Sorry bad math. 12-28-20-20. Or any combination thereof to equal 80 is my understanding anyways. Maybe I’m wrong?
     
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  10. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Axle weights vs bridge weights.
     
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  11. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If it’s a 48ft trailer you’d bridge out at about 84k gross in a bridge state. Need at least a 51ft trailer to be able to bridge 86k gross if my memory is correct. Useless info, but I’m bored. Lol.
     
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