Lead quad axle vs lead tri w/pup

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  1. Trucknlyfe

    Trucknlyfe Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking to purchase an end dump I’m more so leaning toward a lead quad axle trailer as I’ve mostly used them but I see a lot of trains available locally mostly tri leads, so my question Is which is more ideal I will be doing asphalt & demo. Do people run tris with pup just for the added loading capacity?
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    I don't think you are looking too deep. But this is probably the last of your sane questions bfore you slip off this slippery slope.

    The 4 axle lead trailer would be able to carry the weight. Which probably will be where it's at anyway you lol a lot of weight. Edit, this keyboard is getting to need are Replacement.
     
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  4. Trucknlyfe

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    So basically stick with the quad got it. I was more curious as to why I see so many people run pups with tris I’m guessing just added loading capacity?
     
  5. x1Heavy

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    I don't know what they think. My last dump truck had a tri under it for weight purposes. The beaver that came with that had many many many wheels under it. Slap and chained 20 ton or more to that thing. It was not a very fast truck, but when everything is in order I might have to wait a moment or a precious minute rather The principal usually delivered a careful sermon.

    Im going to have to replace a keyboard this week. This one lasted 4 years and it's had enough.
     
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  6. Long FLD

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    Where do you live? What are the weight laws? Would the extra payload and revenue justify the added expenses that would go along with pulling another trailer?
     
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  7. Zigzag777

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    Asphalt would be tough with a pup. Backing up to the paver with a pup. Maybe there’s a way never seen it where I’m from. And where do you put the pup when empty? To unload the dump?
     
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  8. Trucknlyfe

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    I’m in Michigan. I’m starting to observe that those tris with the pup are mostly hauling gravel and dirt/sand etc and are made of aluminum which you can’t use aluminum to haul concrete & asphalt
     
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  9. Trucknlyfe

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    I guess my next question would be can you place a liner in those aluminum tris & quads guts to have the ability to haul rocks & broken concrete?
     
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  10. Feedman

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    Axle spacing and groups for the weight. Lots of different options. Are you talking about broken concrete or crushed? Tons of people run aluminum trains with gravel and yes you can get liner's in them. What side of the state are you in?
     
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