Construction company owner I drive for part time bought a 21 Pete 567, 20 yd Ox Body with a pusher axle with less than 100k on it. Here's the question. When the regulator on the control tower in the cab has air pressure dialed in on it, and the axle lower raise switch on the dash is in the up position, with brakes released, the axle is up. (There is also a gauge on the dash showing pressure of the pusher air bags.)
When ever you apply the parking brake, the axle will drop and the air bag pressure will rise to the amount set on the control tower gauge by the regulator. When you release the parking brake the axle will raise. If you push switch down, axle will then lower.
When driving you can raise and lower the axle with the dash button normally. If there is no pressure dialed in with the regulator, the dash button has no affect on anything.
It does not seem right to me for the axle to drop or raise every time you set or release the brakes, is this something new? Is something plumbed wrong by the body installer originally maybe? He has another truck like it but older and it doesn't act this way.
Pusher Axle operation Question
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Last edited: Jan 12, 2023
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LoneRanger Road Train Member
Could be an option in the ECM for it to operate every time the brakes are set.
Just sounds like a software thing to me.Bean Jr. Thanks this.
Dont know where your located but.
Some states do not allow the raise and lower button in the cab.
Most drop axles raise when pbrake is applied or when trans goes into Reverse.beastr123 and Cattleman84 Thank this.
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Cattleman84 Road Train Member
- Nov 1, 2017
Sounds to me like something is wired or plumbed backwards... While lowered, setting the brakes should raise the axle. I think thats what it thinks its doing but everything is exactly opposite of what it should be doing....
Question... When switched to the up position with brakes released, does the axle lower and build to regulator pressure when you put truck into reverse??
If it does, I would say the air lines to the raise and lower bags need to be switched positions on the control valve. And/or the up down switch is wired backwards.Last edited: Jan 13, 2023
Jubal Early Times Road Train Member
They have the raise and lower switch plumbed from the manifold valve for the parking brake.Phoenix Heavy Haul Thanks this.
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