Moffett trailer tires

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  1. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I pull a 48 ft transcraft flatbed with a Moffett forklift. Its just about 2 years old and i am looking at replacing the tires soon.

    I have 2 newer tires on the front axle that are a little better than the rest (the other 6 are original) so i may leave them on and get 2 used tires to match them for one axle, then get 4 virgins for the other axle.

    which axle should get the virgins? Does it matter? Given that i have 8000 lbs hanging off my bumper all the time, I am assuming the back axle usually carries more weight.
     
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  3. BoxCarKidd

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    Is the fact the back axle carries more weight based off a scale?
     
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  4. Kyle G.

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    No, I guess I don't actually know that for a fact, i am just assuming because it sure seems like it does.

    Maybe I am wrong?
     
  5. Ruthless

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    Is that trailer spring ride?
     
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  6. Kyle G.

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    Nope, air ride
     
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  7. BoxCarKidd

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    Equalizers between springs and air pressure between bags normally keep axle weights fairly close. Where you put which tires probably does not matter much. More of a personnel preference.
    Search spread axle tire scrub and such. There were a lot of good posts on trailer tires at different times.
     
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