Can I pull a 53 foot trailer with this truck?

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  1. Little Grass hopper

    Little Grass hopper Bobtail Member

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    i have a truck rated at 52,000 GVWR can i used it to pull a 53 dryvan been at 80,000 trailer anx truck together with ouf braking any rule? Please advise is need it
     
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  3. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    What is the truck make and model?
     
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  4. Little Grass hopper

    Little Grass hopper Bobtail Member

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    international pro star 2013 engine siza 430hp
     
  5. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    That is a class 8 commercial tractor designed to haul 53 foot trailers with an 80,000 gross vehicle weight.
     
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    Little Grass hopper Bobtail Member

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    so i can do 53 dry van combined weight of 80,000 with out breakung any DOT rule? Even if it is rated at 52,000GVWR? CORRECT?
     
  7. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    If I were you I would take that to your nearest waystation and talk with the officers in charge and ask them. I have always driven a full-size and I can’t tell from the picture if that is a full-size truck. I don’t see why not but I don’t wanna see you get in trouble. I think the 5300 is probably the combined weight on all of your axles for the tractor and then you would add the weight on the trailer tandem axles but I am not 100% sure
     
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    That's one of those rare Interworth's...much like a Tasmanian Devil, very seldom seen.
     
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    That is a TRANstar. It is possible that you could do 80k gross with that truck. They are often used as city tractors. It would depend on the ratings for the truck. You should find the placards on the driver side door frame. They will have the axle rates listed, as well as GVWR.
     
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