How can I get more weight on my truck?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Bdog, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Well if you haul pipe hopefully it's stacked high enough that after you fill the bottom deck you can run the rest forward over the top deck/hang it off the front. Idk bout Texas laws, good to know if that's your plan though.
     
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  2. TripleSix

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    Mr @Bdog, do you know how to find the center of the trailer for loading?

    When you get empty, take your empty weight and get your axle weights empty. Measure from the kingpin to the center of the trailer axles and find the halfway point. Mark the center of the trailer. Because of the angle of your pic, I cant measure it off, but my guess is, the center of the trailer for loading (not the physical center of the 53 ft trailer) would be at the rear edge of the 6th strap on the load (from the front).
     
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  3. johndeere4020

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    For the record your axles are NOT at the rear of your trailer.
     
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  4. Zeviander

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    You can put way more weight on the kick. Does it feel like you are dragging around a trailer with a locked wheel? I've pulled a tridem loaded 11,000-29,000-48,000 in Canada and it's a horrible pull.
     
  5. Bdog

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    They are about as far back as they can go without interfering with the dovetail?
     
  6. johndeere4020

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    You're missing it here, axles all the way back means they're at the back of the trailer. Those aren't, there's trailer behind the axles.
     
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  7. Bdog

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    Empty weights are steer 9560, drive 12080, trailer 10400 - gross 32,040

    Yes I have the midpoint between the kingpin and the center of the axles marked.
     
  8. Bdog

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    I know that? I said they are at the back of the trailer except for the 5' of dovetail and that my load extended out over the dovetail.

     
  9. TripleSix

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    I was questioning because in your original post, you stated that the load was loaded "uniform."
     
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  10. Bdog

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    Sorry for the confusion. I didn't mean uniform as in balanced around the midpoint of the trailer. I meant uniform for the physical space on the trailer.

    This is the first time I have ever used my straps. All I have ever hauled prior to this load was equipment with chains. I always position the equipment relative to the midpoint on the trailer. This was the first time I have hauled something like this and I thought the best approach was to put even amounts across all of the trailer.
     
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