Spreads or Tandems

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

  1. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    Here's a couple pictures (I didn't take them) It's a 2000 with a Thermo-King Magnum Whisper unit that's also been completely gone through by Thermo-King.
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  3. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    Congrats gears on the new trailer. I know she will make you a lot of $$$$.

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  4. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

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    Nice, clean looking rig.
     
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  5. Tankergirl80

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    Gears- You finance or buy it out right?
     
  6. 550hpW900L

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    I hope you plan on hauling frozen only as that's the only thing the magnum is good for. They have a rotary compressor and when it goes (oh and they do) it's $6k for the compressor. Double the normal price. It's not a very good unit for produce as it tends to freeze the top boxes. The magnum is designed for -20 in 110*F heat. It's basically a ice cream unit.
     
  7. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck "Captain of the Ship"

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    I have seen trailers lately that have each axle sliding either independently or as a pair. You can put them together like a tandem, then slide the tandem like you would normally, or set it as a normal spread. Very neat idea, but I would worry about the complexity of the system. More parts to break, IMO.
     
  8. The Challenger

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    550,

    What reefer unit do you have?

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  9. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    I purchased outright, pick it up on Tuesday. Better start making money here pretty darn quick or I'll be living in a van down by the river:biggrin_25510:
     
  10. 550hpW900L

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    SB III SR thermo king. One of the very first smart reefers with a micro.
     
  11. dadderich

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    Just reading some old post. I was curious on which trailer you bought and how you like it?
     
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