What truck would you Spec for hauling Logs in South Georgia?

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  1. Erictanker

    Erictanker Light Load Member

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    What’s the best spec set up for logging in South Georgia??? I’m thinking like 18k front axel what’s highest rear in tandem? How is mad clearance heights? What else should I consider?
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    If there's off road work around there I'd get 46k rears and heavy duty air ride. Definitely full lockers too.
     
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  4. Erictanker

    Erictanker Light Load Member

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    How and when do you use full locking ??
     
  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I have 46,000 with full lockers.
    Helps to get you going when fully loaded on soft ground. It takes an awfully lot of torque to launch the truck out in the dirt.
    I had a set of 40,000 lbs rears , after only two years of that kind of work, the bearings gave out on the front diff
     
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  6. Humblepie

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    In sc. the typical spec is 14k front 46 rears. Not many run 18 to 20k steers unless the truck pulls double duty pulling a lowboy. But there are are a heap with 12/40.
     
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  7. Erictanker

    Erictanker Light Load Member

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    What type truck u use????
     
  8. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    You've got like 3 threads dedicated to logging... you got the fever bad don't you... did you ever buy a truck yet?
     
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  9. Erictanker

    Erictanker Light Load Member

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    Naw I’m just trying to learn I’m thinking about it tho lol!!!!
     
  10. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Well your not losing any money by thinking about it so think away..
     
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  11. AModelCat

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    Up on the west coast it seems Western Star and Kenworth are the king in the bush. Do see the odd HD Freightliner too. Logging needs a different breed of truck than a typical door slammer specs.
     
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