Fontaine infinity,Transcraft or Dorsey 48’flat

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Dadetrucking305, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. snowman_w900

    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

    4,418
    80,995
    Nov 25, 2010
    0
    Actually, those Hendrickson grease hub style setups are not technically considered maintenance free. Just because they dont have a "sight glass" on them doesn't mean you shouldn't pull the cap every year or so and do an inspection of the condition of the grease or wheel end adjustment.

    Seems to be a huge misconception about oil hub setups being "better" than grease hub setups. You do realize that once the hubs in a grease setup gets to operating temperature, the grease solidifies and essentially lubricates in the same manner as actual oil style setups. You've gain absolutely nothing by switching over.

    The bearings, races, the seal, the hub....all the same, just different oil and hub cap assembly. Lack of maintenance was your problem most likely, not the grease.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2018
    beastr123 and Ruthless Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

    6,618
    12,237
    Aug 24, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    0
    Probably right.

    Other than when one had an inner wheel seal leak,.. I have never done anything to them before the studs broke off on that axle.

    I switched them over for my own peace of mind. No other reason.

    Hurst
     
    Tug Toy Thanks this.
  4. Jasonar15

    Jasonar15 Medium Load Member

    653
    508
    Aug 6, 2017
    0
    Hurst, I’m looking into step decks. Is yours the low deck or regular? Do you know your bottom deck height? Just wondering if the extra money is worth it to get the low deck of 36”? Thanks
     
  5. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

    6,618
    12,237
    Aug 24, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    0

    I sold that trailer in January. If I remember correctly the lower deck was originally 41 or 42 inches. Your not going to get it down to 36 inches with 22.5 wheels. You would need to go with a smaller wheel.

    I modified the suspension levelers to drop the height 2 inches. Mine rode at 39 inches. That was as low as I could safely get it.

    Your 5th wheel height on your tractor will effect the ride height as well. If you have a tall 5th wheel,.. you could end up taller than what Fontaine advertises. Over all it was a great trailer and served me well.

    Regarding whether the low profile step is worth the money or not should be determined whether you need it or not. Same as the tractor,.. the trailer is but another tool used to make money. If you currently need a lower deck height for specific loads,.. then yes the lower deck height will be required. But over all,.. I did fine with mine at 39 inch deck height. I was never unable to find loads.

    Hurst
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
    cke Thanks this.
  6. Jasonar15

    Jasonar15 Medium Load Member

    653
    508
    Aug 6, 2017
    0
    Ok thank you.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted