What's it like transporting heavy equipment?

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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s more than I need to mess with.

    As far as I’m concerned 5-7 axles is plenty. I’ll leave that sort of thing to the likes of Six and Big Ronny.
     
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  3. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    You did an excellent job on loading.
     
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  4. chriskc

    chriskc Light Load Member

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    Thanks I do 2 or 3 of these a week. That’s the load I did so I could recalibrate my on board scales. Kind of nice having those.
     
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  5. ChevyCam

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    Is there any technical difference between a "pusher axle" and a "lift axle" when spec'ing a 4 axle tractor for HH use?
     
  6. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Light Load Member

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    It’s a pusher Axel when it’s in front of the drive axel and a Tag axel when behind the driver axel they are both lift axels
    For heavy haul they are in the pusher position and generally you will want the axel spacing at 54” for the tandem and the pusher, but state laws vary so it may depend on were you run
     
  7. Rontonio

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    Axle spacing is very dependent on where you run - it can mean a impactful difference in allowable axle weight. 55” is probably a better choice for all around travel. In the northwest 60” will get a big bump in weight.
     
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  8. Suffacated

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    Will the machine be :
    #1 cleaned and
    #2 sitting in a location where you can easily load it
    #3 with all of its attachments
    #4 will it start?

    I really doubt it.



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  9. Troy_

    Troy_ Medium Load Member

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    it makes me smile when I pull up to a machine looking like that. if they can afford to pay my hourly lowbed rate to shovel tracks, I'm happy to oblige.
     
  10. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Light Load Member

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    Not only the hourly rate but the all the delay time for curfew missed and delivery restrictions the 2 hours of clean up could cost the customer 8 plus and the operator his job for not having it ready to move
     
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