mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. The_Gambler

    The_Gambler Bobtail Member

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    Why just a short load?
     
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  3. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    What i meant is its to easy to talk yourself out of the pia of doing it with a strap and 4x4s when the load is only going 4 hours. If you have a real ubl kit then its just hitting a switch or couple valves. The ease and quickness makes it much more likely you will maximize the use of it.
     
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  4. The_Gambler

    The_Gambler Bobtail Member

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    Copy that. I was racking my brain trying to figure out why you wouldn't want it up on a long load. :)
    I love my lift, flip a switch and it goes right up. I've also got it wired to lift in reverse, hell of a lot easier on me and the trailer in my opinion.
     
  5. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Lift in Reverse? So ur axle will lift if u start backing up what if u have 40,000 lbs...
     
  6. The_Gambler

    The_Gambler Bobtail Member

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    Not going to hurt a thing. For sure a lot better than putting all of that side load on the front axle when you're trying to jack it into a parking spot / dock. I wouldn't suggest backing up 100 miles with 40K though.
     
  7. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    thats why they made dump valves lol i wouldn't think that Lifting a axle when backing up is better then using the dump valve:p
     
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  8. RStewart

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    It does the same thing, takes the weight off of one axle and puts it all on the other axle.
     
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  9. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    true but you would think it would be worse with it trying to lift that axle up xD
     
  10. Flightline

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    Lifting an axle should be slightly better than just dumping the air because no drag at all and slightly less wear on the lift axle tires. When dumping the air without raising it, there is still some drag on those tires. but either one is a lot of help when backing in tight turns. Personally, I would prefer to lift the rear axle vs the front when turning and backing in though this can put some stress on the rear of the trailer which most trailer manafactures recommend against.
     
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  11. Dynames

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    What shops are yall using to get tires? I don't need any yet but I will by end of September and just curious if any shops near Louisville might be able to beat out my guy in Ft Smith.
     
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