True weight savings with super singles

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by istumped, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. istumped

    istumped Medium Load Member

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    Has anybody switch from duals to super singles? How much weight did you truly save? Needing some real world experience. Thanos
     
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  3. ReeferOhio

    ReeferOhio Medium Load Member

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    I believe Double Yellow has done this with extensive research, I know he wrote up some spec's somewhere hopefully someone can provide the link. Just search super singles.....
     
  4. CruisingAlong

    CruisingAlong Medium Load Member

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    Someone posted before and after scale tickets with 500 lbs weight reduction
     
  5. istumped

    istumped Medium Load Member

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    That's the kinda info I'm looking for. Thanks
     
  6. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    paul_4lp and icsheeple Thank this.
  7. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    I see some companies who had switched to super singles have switched back to duals.
     
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  8. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Yea, I think the weight savings and then the replacement costs for a tire and rim when they go flat and drivers don't stop in time added up to where in the long run they lost money versus the few extra pounds of freight they could haul, plus the fuel savings might not of been there..
    Not sure on the fuel savings part, so please don't quote me on that part
     
  9. OldHasBeen

    OldHasBeen Road Train Member

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    I drove for a company in the 70’s that had had singles on their trailers, but they had got rid of all singles except for one trailer. I believe they tried it and it was not worth it and slowly got rid of them.
     
  10. terryt

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    I had them till winter came here in michigan. Could not get going in the snow and was a nightmare on the road they would break loose in a heart beat. Driving 35 mph afraid I was going to jack knife any second. It is not worth it.
     
  11. Bigray

    Bigray Road Train Member

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    Swicthing to Singles is something I want to try, I already have TPMS system and I run the Southeast only. traction wont be a problem down here
     
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