single axle drive with tag/pusher axle

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by lastgoodusername, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Paul Burk

    Paul Burk Bobtail Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    did u put a pusher on or run w/ only 1 axle?
  2. Paul Burk

    Paul Burk Bobtail Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    i would be interested in the take off, Paul Burk, let me know
  3. HwyPilot

    HwyPilot Medium Load Member

    May 31, 2008
    Northern Georgia
    BUMP Wondering if the poster above got his axles done. Happy Holidays!
  4. Fickster

    Fickster Bobtail Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    What about putting a lift axle on a 385 peterbilt factory single axle? I haul alot of hay n cattle n go to very tight corners where a tandem rear won't fit, I'm always over loaded with a 45ft drop deck loaded with hay just on my rear axle around 2-5000 lbs. what you guys recomed?

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  5. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    bismarck, nd
    i run a pusher on a 4x8 truck (2 drive Axel 1 steerable pusher and then the steers) there is no way i would want to drive a truck with a pusher and not be able to lift it from the cab for low traction situations. or if its a steerable axle and you hit a chuck hole with one tire it can knock everything bonkers until you lift the axle and put it back down. let alone if you were to blow a tire.

    I think if i was going to go single screw with a dead axle i would want my lift to be a pusher vrs a tag. say you get in a low traction situation and need to lift your 5th wheel is going to be placed for both axles to be down. so when you lift if you are in a tag position it will add weight to your drive but it will also take weight off your steers (bad thing if slick) honestly a lot of times when i lift my pusher in slick conditions i do it more to put more weight on my steers vrs not having enough traction. if your running in a pusher position when you lift you will add weight to both your drives and your steers.

    now i don't know if this would be the same for tractors or not but on trailers iv pulled with lift axles on them front positions work much better than rear due to the fact they skip the ground less on the bumps in the road or dramatic inclines in the forward position vs the rear.
  6. Road Boss

    Road Boss Light Load Member

    Mar 15, 2014
    East Tennessee
    So how did it turnout? Any pictures of your setup?
  7. keynee

    keynee Bobtail Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    I am buying a 2003 single axle truck w/12.7, 13 speed tranny. I am adding a 130 in sleeper and want to stay at 283" wheelbase for western Canada. I want to put on a tag or pusher lift axle. My question is when measuring from the front axle to the rear do you go to the center of the drive axle or between the 2 axles?
    Thanks Guys
  8. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    To the middle of both axles unless one is lifted than it goes off the center of that axle
  9. keynee

    keynee Bobtail Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    So if it's a pusher lift axle with it down between the two axles, if up to the drive axle?
  10. lastgoodusername

    lastgoodusername Medium Load Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    lift axle.jpg lift mech and rear deck.jpg it has worked out very well
    sshewins and Cetane+ Thank this.
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