drop axle

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by bob888, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. bob888

    bob888 Light Load Member

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    how much does it cost to install a Hendrickson 13K drop axle steerable on a trailer?? How much do they weigh??
    Can any trailer take one??
     
  2. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    its gonna vary greatly depending on what has to be done to be able to mount the drop on the trailer. and what type of trailer
     
  3. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Hand you have a disaster in the making. The frame won't hold it. They do frames for a reason. 13 + 20 + 20 is 53K Stress it puts on the frame. It will work for awhile.
     
  4. JayTee

    JayTee Light Load Member

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    if you're looking to do a heavy frame flat, they're about $10-12 grand installed. They do them on vans here in Canada with heavy crossmembers and a subframe from the rear bogies to the 3rd (or 4th) axle. Done properly they work well.
     
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