Spreads or Tandems

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Gears, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Maddad56

    Maddad56 Light Load Member

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    Thats the whole idea about spread dumps or lift drive axles, when rolling a cross a single scale just lift and keep rolling (hehehe)
     
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  3. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    Sliding spread?? man. your just asking for problems there. Good luck on that one. SLiding spread is a whole nother creature and you should have been asking about that not dumps.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    I spoke with the previous owner and was told he sliding was very rarely done, but available if needed.
     
  5. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    yes but you obviously don't know how much pressure is exerted on a spread axle undercariage. just having it hooked to slide rails alone and never once sliding it is a bad, bad idea.
    and wabash isn't the best trailer to begin with. they've come a long way and are probably in the top 5 now but it's no great dane.
     
  6. Tankergirl80

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    Jeez, way to rain on the guys parade Al.......

    Hey, what are you doing on here today anyway don't you have to be cleaning out Blue or something?
     
  7. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    well, it isn't my fault he was asking the wrong questions. You would be VERY hard pressed to find anyone who thinks a sliding spread is a good idea. anyone who owns them anyways.

    I'm paying bills before they shut my phone off. VErizon has 0 sympathy. lol

    It's raining, been raining for a week I guess. that drasticly reduces my cleanup. I'm just clean my stuff out of it, run a mop over the floor and dust off the dash.

    I'm fixin to run to beaumont and pick up the solinoid I need to finally turn my engine fan off. I need a few other things too
     
  8. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    If you read the first post, first sentence, I ask about spread sliders. Don't know how I could have been more direct than that!
     
  9. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    lol.. my bad.

    to be perfectly honest. I tend to skip most any post that has more then a half dozen lines. A.D.D. n all...:biggrin_2556:
     
  10. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

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    Gears, Got a link to the trailer you bought so we can check it out?
     
  11. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    No prob bro.:biggrin_25520:
    I spoke with the previous owner in detail as well as a handful of other sliding spread owners. I tend to do overkill on research before I spend any significant $$. I'm confident in my purchase.:biggrin_25521:
     
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