Heavy Haul Miscellaneous Thoughts, Ideas and Questions

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  1. Oscar the KW

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    I thought I would start a thread where HH drivers could bounce ideas off of each other, ask questions or stuff that may or may not be worthy of starting a thread for.




    If you take two identically spec'd 3 axle RGN's, and the only difference between the two is one is a mechanical and the other a hydraulic trailer with a Honda pony motor, what would be the difference in weight between them?
     
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  3. passingthru69

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    Must be somebody looking at trls?
    I don't know the weight difference though. But I will take a hdy. any day over mech. after running both.
    That would be 50k or bigger trl. though.
     
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  4. Oscar the KW

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    Yeah, I have been for awhile, just can't quite convince myself to pull the trigger just yet. I looked on truckpaper a few days ago and there are some deals to be had on them, for new anyhow. I think the oil fields slowing down has made some of these dealers rethink prices they previously had on new units already in stock.
     
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  5. Superhauler

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    hydraulic hands down!
     
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  6. Oscar the KW

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    I agree, I'm growing very tired of this mechanical trailer. But if it adds to much weight it might be a deal breaker for me as far as staying on 7 axles.
     
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    what kind of weight do you generally carry?
     
  8. Big Phil

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    What's your empty weight with your mechanical on 7 axles?
     
  9. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Jason, Call the dealers, every trl. should have a mty. weight stamp on it.
    I know Trail King did. Will kinda give you a rough idea on the weight difference.
    I don't think it should be more than 1k though. I might be way off, so don't hold me to it.
     
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  10. leftlanetruckin

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    Am I allowed to post in this part? :biggrin_25525:
    Not a flatbed on 5 axles, not a HH'er anymore......I'm in limbo!

    artin
     
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  11. leftlanetruckin

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    Less that 1k from (long time ago) memory
     
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