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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Tri axle or tandem

Hey everybody I need some advice should I get a tri axle or tandem lowboy for a farm I dont know if there is any advantage to the extra axle

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Depends on how much you want to haul

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Our heaviest would be 64,000 as of now there is no telling what the future holds
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Make sure you check the load rating ( per foot on the deck) i bought a moveall tridem thinking i could haul 30t or better, but the load rating per ft i an only haul 20-25 t. The trailer frame is not heavy enough, there is no reason for the third axel.
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I would get a suitable tridem, for resale if nothing else. The only tandems I see around my area are 30 years old.
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My advice would be always go bigger than what you currently need, more axles and tires means more payload in most cases.
Now with you being down south, not sure what your state regulations are so that will no doubt play into your decision.
Are you talking a true tridem or one of those with a lift axle?
What is your width restrictions? I know for years many states were still at only 8 feet, but I think 8.5 is now pretty much allowed everywhere.
I have to permit mine here in Ab as it is 9 feet.
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102 inches wide is allowed everywhere as far as I know in the USA at least and I was looking at what I call a true tri axle with a air lift able axle when empty pretty much identical to this I'm just not sure its worth the upgrade change over a tandem but looking at the past 15 years now equipment has gotten so heavy I dont want to have to sell the lowboy in 10 years if it keeps moving this way
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Equipment keeps getting bigger and heavier. I went from a tandem Dropdeck to a tridem Dropdeck 9ft wide with beaver tails. I didn't regret the change one bit.

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if you haul on softer country roads you will regret a tandem
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Well my trailer finally came in over the weekend after ordering it in December

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