check it out - new equipment

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  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Not sure. I need to weigh it. That first load I picked up with it they had free scales but never occurred to me get an empty weight before I loaded. They put 44,500 on my truck. I was at 78,500 gross after loaded with full fuel tanks. So I should be able to scale 46,000 no problem if I ever run across one that heavy.

    Found the grease fittings on the slacks. They're up on top kind of hard to see until you crawl under and look. I notice my air bags appear to be over extended. I need to call tomorrow and find out where the ride height needs to be set and check that. Just doesn't look right.
     
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  3. wichris

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    Adjust so the stands clear by 1/2 inch.
     
  4. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    What exactly are the stands?
     
  5. wichris

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    Can't tell the exact suspension from the picture but it should have a metal stand on each side on the rear axle that swings down to support the trailer when the brakes are set.
     
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    Ok yeah that's the surelok.
     
  8. wichris

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    Some dump the bags after the stand is down,others don't. If it doesn't dump set the brakes and adjust the leveling valve to get 1/2 clearance. If it ever feels like it's riding rough just stop and back up and hit the trolley brake. You'll hear them snap back up.
     
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    If it doesn't make sense ask again tomorrow. Going back to my drinking after the packers blew it.
     
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    10-4 - Titans get first pick in the draft so I'm not feeling sorry for you lol
     
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    Other than rubber block between tail lights which gets in way of dock plate sometimes I like our Great Danes better than our other brands they hold up better due to beefier construction .. They weigh a bit more too
     
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