Tractor & Tanker reweigh steer axle question

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  1. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Been doing that for over 20 years. As I pull up to the scales jam the brakes slightly and get the product sloshing.
    Usually get a green light.
     
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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    The height of the fifth wheel plate will also make a difference.
     
  4. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    I meant height, not weight
     
  5. KDHCryo

    KDHCryo Light Load Member

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    Dang it, home doing a restart and you got me worried about driveline angles and issues. I did have a wheel seal blow out last month on the front driver axle, but I chalked it up to 400K miles.

    The reason I hiked the air ride is because it's a 233" wheelbase Freightliner
     
  6. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    in my experience if its way out of wack and unhappy it will let you know. Driveline will growl and vibrate, usually while coasting or light power
     
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  7. KDHCryo

    KDHCryo Light Load Member

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    I'm not getting those when I coast without powering the driveline. But there is something in my owners manual about measuring shackle height to the bottom of the air ride, so I'll check that. Thank you
     
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