What do you guys think?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Swedish Chef, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    It depends on what tires you have up front. My last company bought the new DPF Cummins powered Prostars, bobtail they were 13,200 but they shipped with standard steer tires. International came out with trailer loads of mounted steer tires rated for higher weight, then all was legal. Trucks axles wers spec'd to handle the weight, just had the wrong tires
     
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  3. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Roll on your go to go
     
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    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Just saw where you said "have to keep it at 40'" why can't you shorten it a notch or two? No law on that in Cali. Just can't go over 40'
     
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    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Do you have a sliding 5th? This could solve your steers
     
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  6. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    You're good. You'll lose that in fuel. You're golden killa!
     
  7. roadmap65

    roadmap65 Light Load Member

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    Get out and look at what the steers are rated at, you may not need to even worry when you burn a little fuel.
     
  8. sidrambill

    sidrambill Light Load Member

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    Just put it on your steer axle. 20,000 on the steer. Chances are Tehachapi will be closed anyway.
     
  9. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    All the states you'd be crossing allow 20,000 on steers, or states manufacturers tire rating. Don't worry about. You are good to go. Well, as long as your tires are good. I don't think I'd want a steer tire rated that low anyways.
     
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