truck steer weight

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  1. peterbilt365

    peterbilt365 Bobtail Member

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    How much is your steer axle weight empty ?
    How much is your drive axle weight empty ?
    On my 2012 peterbilt 365 three axle steer axle is 10960 and drive axle is 7980.
    My gvw is 13200 on steers and 40000 on drives.
    Im just trying to learn more about this, my fifth wheel is fixed and i wondering if i will have problems hauling dry van , any info will be appreciated
     
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  3. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    You have 4 axles or 3 on the tractor.
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Your rears may have a 40k rating but you still can only gross 34,000 on your drives. Your steers you can (in most states) run the max weight of the weakest component. If your tires are rated at 6600gvw then you can go that 13,200. Most steers are rated somewhere around 6175 so 12350 would be your max. If your truck has been doing heavy haul or maybe oil field then your tires etc may be beefier. Not much you can do until you get a good load on and weigh it.
     
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  5. peterbilt365

    peterbilt365 Bobtail Member

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    i have 3 axles
    my truck did come from texas oil fields
    i was just wondering what other trucks were weigh in at
     
  6. peterbilt365

    peterbilt365 Bobtail Member

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    3 axles
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    What does the sticker say on the cab?
     
  8. slow.rider

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    Get yourself a pair of load range H steers. They'll look and ride like regular steers but have a capacity of around 14k, which will let you use the full 13,200 on most major roads. I keep my 5th wheel slid forward and I've never had my steers go over 12,850. The rest can be handled by sliding trailer tandem - or if not, the trailer needs reworked.
     
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    75% or more of the oilfield trucks in Texas run 11r24.5 LRH on all three axles because they spec heavy.
     
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    A farmer friend bought an ex Weatherford 3 axle T800 that was heavy spec so he could move a dozer around. He said that thing weighs around 24,000 sitting bobtail. No way to lighten it that I can see without changing frame.
     
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