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This doesn't look right... #4555732
10/26/17 10:37 PM
10/26/17 10:37 PM
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AZjeff Offline OP
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Seen sitting in a Home Depot parking lot this morning. The truck pulling it was a single axle service truck. The trailer tires were pretty worn and chewed up. Legal load?



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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555738
10/26/17 10:41 PM
10/26/17 10:41 PM
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Probably not but I'm not a trailer expert.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555760
10/26/17 11:03 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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That semi tractor on the trailer weights 15,000 - 16,000 lbs. Trailer probably weighs 3,000 lbs. So say up to 20,000 lbs. being towed.

Looks like most of the weight is on the hitch, like 10,000 lbs at least.

Way outside what could be considered safe being hauled by a single rear wheel pickup.

Just wow....

Edit - If the engine and transmission is out of that semi, it could take 6,000 lbs off the weights above, but still looks to be overloaded - big time.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555763
10/26/17 11:04 PM
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Waco, TX
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I SERIOUSLY doubt that's legal. Most semi truck tractors weigh 20,000+ lbs

It's missing he front bumper - maybe the engine is gone, too? The engine is about 4,000 lbs

If no engine, it's probably OK.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: Danno] #4555768
10/26/17 11:09 PM
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The truck pulling it was a big diesel truck with a service box and single axle with duals. Don't know what you call them. The trailer tires were really squished.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555769
10/26/17 11:10 PM
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I saw that going down the 17, guy was pulling it with this. crackmeup



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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: dishdude] #4555782
10/26/17 11:23 PM
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Clovis, CA
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LOL

Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555816
10/27/17 12:31 AM
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Texas
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Legal. Common sight to see single axle medium duty dump trucks pulling 25 ton tags with a loader or a backhoe. Either piece of equipment easily grosses what that road tractor weighs.

Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555833
10/27/17 01:40 AM
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Looks sketchy to me.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555848
10/27/17 03:11 AM
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The Canyons
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Hard to say without knowing what the specific truck was that was pulling it, and the load rating of the trailer. I will say that the trailer appears to be excessively bowed from the weight, and the trailer tires do appear to be under-inflated and/or overloaded.

Traveling around the country I see some sketchy vehicles/loads on the road. If I saw that trailer, even without seeing what's pulling it, I'd steer clear.

Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555877
10/27/17 05:16 AM
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Probably closer to 30,000 lbs.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: dishdude] #4555892
10/27/17 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
I saw that going down the 17, guy was pulling it with this. crackmeup



crackmeup


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555901
10/27/17 05:51 AM
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Buffalo, NY
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I know our Volvo sleepers of that vintage at work are in the 16000lb+ range like Danno said above. I've never seen anything like that with tires hanging off the trailer bed, etc. Hopefully the powertrain is out of that old girl, but even at 10000lbs, yikes.


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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: AZjeff] #4555907
10/27/17 06:03 AM
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Midwest USA
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Judging solely upon the apparent size of the trailer tires, no. Gross overload of the trailer.



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Re: This doesn't look right... [Re: LoneRanger] #4555919
10/27/17 06:19 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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When I was a child my father would comment to the effect that if he was a highway patrolman he'd spend his workday inspecting and cracking down on "bad trailering".

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