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Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by leo319, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Joseph-Venport

    Joseph-Venport Light Load Member

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    Makes sense. none of our trailers had air bags. All spring suspension. I can understand dumping the airbags on the trailer but have not figured out the part about dumping bags on the tractor. The weight does not go up on the tractor when dumping.
     
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  3. Joseph-Venport

    Joseph-Venport Light Load Member

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    Oh, ok now I got see the reasoning. Demo is a different world than hauling a product to a customer.
    Only time we did that was when delivering stone,crusher run or fill dirt.
     
  4. 4mer trucker

    4mer trucker Road Train Member

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    Rotate Ur Phone 90° to the right and U'll see the Post #
     
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  5. J/Cope79

    J/Cope79 Light Load Member

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    Checked out the Wink trailers website. Those things are lightweight... I bet high winds and an empty trailer might be interesting .

     
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  6. NightWind

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    I suppose I'll find out and let you know LOL
     
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  7. GOV'T_Trucker

    GOV'T_Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    I weight will go up on the tractor. When the load goes from the front of the box and to the rear of the box, weight is transfered off the 5th wheel, which means it would be pulling your truck up. The drive airbags will then over extend because of the weight transfer.

    Think about a teeter totter. The one side is down and one side is up. If you put a rock on the lower side and start moving it to the other sizde, the once low side moves up. Weight distribution my friend.

    So when your box goes up in the air, the bags are inflating as the weight comes off the drives and into the air. As the loads moves from the air bags inflate even more until the load is off the trailer.

    Like I said, it only takes seconds, so I do it.. Regardless.
     
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  8. J/Cope79

    J/Cope79 Light Load Member

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    Just noticed that you're in LA... Lower Alabama... So the potential high wind issue probably wont be as bad as the mid west might have. Either way it will be interesting for sure. I think that trailer would be the ideal setup for grain, sand and gravel hauling. Definitely going to need updates as you gain some real world experience with it.
     
  9. blade

    blade Heavy Load Member

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    @J/Cope79 is that avatar of a real hot rod??
     
  10. ErieMcDreary

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    Yep, it's real;
     
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  11. J/Cope79

    J/Cope79 Light Load Member

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    yuppers,
    I wish i could take credit for it but it is from a shop in Las Vegas.
    Welder Up
     
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