What if it Snows?

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  1. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    California spread ?

    Anyone in the company used 48’ steps or all 53’ ?
     
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    You could load it like a van...

    Double, single, double, single, double rest of the way
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Both hahaha i can close the spread and make it a tandem but it is fixed at that point. I need the spread because i can run 84k gross in montana and be legal as long as the axle groups are legal. With a spread i can run 40k on the trailer. Thankfully i have scales on board and have been able to play around with it. But my loads are so tight i just have to load it and go . Luckily my regular route there is never any open scales
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I tried that the other day and that seemed to work the best . I think that is how its supposed to be loaded
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    A mix of 48s and 53 . Idk what a california spread is ?
     
  7. Cattleman84

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    Hiw much does a single skid usually weigh???
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Well with the rocks they vary. Some could be as light as 3k others can be close to 10k. With my flatbed i never had a problem eyeballing it. Very rarely am i ever overweight on my axles on my flat... this load im on now is 8 pallets of rocks and 50k
     
  9. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    that’s what I call Melton’s type of trailer. 53’ but the spread isn’t at the back it’s pulled forward a bunch…..
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yeah im not sure. All i knew was my 48 was exempt from any of those silly kingpin laws in communist country
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

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    Also could be maybe the scale is not calibrated on trailer. I have not payed attention to it much. It is a new to me trailer so it could be not working right and reading higher than it actually is
     
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