Eurotruck race enthusiast
We have a weight gauge. I wasn’t over 80 so I knew it was legal. I just didn’t realize how close it was. Then I realized I have one of the older benson trailers which had the tab welded on for center of coil. For a 48k I positioned off of that instead of the center light. Which is what made her ass heavy. But. 🤷🏻♂️ We sent it. That particular steel mill it’s hard to get the overhead crane guy back to you. He sits on a bucket 20ft in the air. It’s good we send it. If I’m 75 that puts me between 34-35 and I’ll pull that all day long. It’s cool. After 2 hours drive tomorrow we will kick it off in ST Louis and move on to the next thing.Why all my trailers have pressure gauge on the trailer. On great Dane, 72psi is 34k, 82 psi is 40k.
Only things that mattered to me. At 72, open, at 80, reposition the load.
On the reefers, slide if you can
Empty my steer is 11800 loaded heavy it’s 12200 fifth wheel all the way to the rear someone told me every notch forwar moves 200 pounds to the steer. No thanks.I'm pulling @Junkyarddog 48' spread this week with 60' pipe.
About 28 on the drives and 38 according to his rightway on the trailer. The way this Volvo loads, I'm 12500 all the time on the steer axle. And I'm centered on the tandem for the kingpin. I don't think weight will really change much sliding.
Makes life interesting.
So I feel with you on the loading.