Over weight on steers

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  1. thatguyfrombk

    thatguyfrombk Bobtail Member

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    So I just got this VNL 860. I’m empty with a full tank. I scaled out three times already today and I keep coming up at 12400 on my steers. Again this is a brand new truck with only 2000 miles on it and I’m truly stumped as to what and why this is happening. 5th wheel is slid all the way back truck has an apu that weighs only 242lbs but I’m still baffled to the steers. Tires are the Bridgestones that come on the truck G ply at 6175lbs steer is max at 12500.
     
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  3. Metalicious

    Metalicious Road Train Member

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    13,200 steer axle weight rating. Look at the door jamb, the sticker there. You should be just fine so long as you're not over anywhere else.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I read the whole post just now and saw your tire ratings. Sorry, my brain stopped reading it before I replied at "12400 on my steers"
     
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  4. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

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    Does it have a cattle guard on the front?

    If you have an APU you're ok just don't go over on any other axle.
     
  5. thatguyfrombk

    thatguyfrombk Bobtail Member

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    No guard up front. I haven’t yet taken a load on this new truck yet so I’m assuming I’ll become even heavier on the steers which I’m still baffled about
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    What do have for a motor?
     
  7. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    are you loaded or empty or bobtail?
     
  8. thatguyfrombk

    thatguyfrombk Bobtail Member

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    It’s a Volvo engine with 500hp
     
  9. thatguyfrombk

    thatguyfrombk Bobtail Member

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    I’m empty with a trailer
     
  10. IH Truck Guy

    IH Truck Guy Road Train Member

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    I'm betting once you load the wagon, you'll be under 12 if your 5th wheel is back all the way.
     
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  11. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    did you spec this truck(order), or did you buy it off the lot?
    Check the placement of the fifth wheel on the frame, it may be attached to far forward.
     
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