Spread axel truck - what is the purpose?

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  1. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Some of the local dump trucks in ny run those Canadian spreads

    Lopke in binghamton runs some.
     
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  3. RDBG

    RDBG Light Load Member

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    Manitoba is not a fan of spreads....
     
  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Kinda strange since we can legally gross nearly 37,500 lbs on a "normal" tandem in Western Canada.
     
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  5. LameMule

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    Looks like tire wear would be exacerbated on tight turns.
     
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  6. Dino soar

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    If you buy it move the front axle back to where it normally should be and move the fifth wheel back and enjoy your wheelbase.
     
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  7. MacLean

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    I pull super-b at 140K and have never seen this within our fleet or any of the 6 other companies hauling next to us (competition) that easily over 600 trucks in total. Look like some kind of roll off truck that someone stuck a hitch one to me.
     
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  8. Long FLD

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    Something they run out in Eastern Canada maybe?

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  9. roundhouse

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    If you need a day cab why would you get one with such extra length?

    the whole point of a day cab is short and maneuverability.
     
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  10. Crude Truckin'

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    20210508_213014.jpg I'm guessing it would be worthless here.
     
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  11. lester

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    Rides better. And the point of a daycab is not having a bunk.
     
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