Straight Truck Axle Placement?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by JDep88, May 25, 2024.

  1. Hammer166

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    I wanna see that driveshaft! o_O
     
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  3. JDep88

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  4. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    I drive a stinger carhauler, some I'm used to some overhang, but DAAAAAAYUM!

    I don't have the time to go digging at the moment.
     
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  5. JDep88

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    Right?!? It's about a 50/50 split
     
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  6. MACK E-6

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    No wonder they’re having problems with tail swing accidents. :eek:
     
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  7. SomeCanadian

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    The only regulation I can think of has to do with distance from rear axle to the hitch when towing… I want to say it’s a BC thing, but I can’t remember where I read it.
     
  8. Ridgeline

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    bridge laws will come into play.

    Where do you get the 50/50 stuff.

    Who ever is doing the work has their head up their ******.

    They need to beef up the front axle before moving the rears up.

    OR ... OR put a simple steerable axle right after the cab. This will also get the weight off the front.

    By the way, the dealer (*unless they bought this used) would have figured out how this all works for the estimated weight. If they didn't do their job, then they need to explain why.
     
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  9. JDep88

    JDep88 Bobtail Member

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    So if the rear axles aren't halfway through the box, what percentage would you say they are? Thats where im getting the 50/50. I'm not looking to solve the company's problem. I'm union. Im making sure the avenues they are taking (moving the rear axles forward) to solve the issues are within regulation. I'm sure moving the rear is the cheaper option and that's why they are doing it, because we're talking about a fleet of 50-ish trucks. Again im not interested in solving their problem all I care about is that what they do is legit.
     
  10. SmallPackage

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    That setup is getting rather sketchy to drive. Tailswing isn’t going to be the number one problem you will encounter. Bucking bronco or see saw motion will be. By moving the tandems to far forward the rear when loaded all the way to the rear door will now try to pull the steers up and may be too light for steering and braking. Tire wear will be worse and the ride will make you sea sick. Beefing up the steer axle or a drop axle between drives and steers like already mentioned woulda been golden.
     
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  11. JDep88

    JDep88 Bobtail Member

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    I agree. Especially in Denver where we are, we have deliveries in the mountains and can have a pretty harsh winter. While we all agree this is bad is it against any regulation? That is the info I'm looking for. I am not responsible for this. We just want to know if we can file a grievance because of a violation and get the axles moved further back, like they were.
     
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