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Wonder what there reasoning for doing that is. On large flatbed and starting to see some grain hopper over the road trailers they do that a lot. I was told that it has to do with axle spreads to be legal for more weight. I know as a farmer we avoid them even there are great deals on them used because they are hard to get around tight corners. On an enclosed trailer you shouldn't be worrying about weight so I don't know what the advantage is.

Just found there explanation with some searching not sure if the tracking difference would make up for the harder turning.

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Unless they are trying to meet some bridge laws of certain states that spread would be usless. Hard on tires and spring bushings. It's like throwing an anchor out around turns too. It's just a gimmic IMO.
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Wonder what there reasoning for doing that is. On large flatbed and starting to see some grain hopper over the road trailers they do that a lot. I was told that it has to do with axle spreads to be legal for more weight. I know as a farmer we avoid them even there are great deals on them used because they are hard to get around tight corners.
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These trailers actually turn awesome, the truck needs to have a switch so they can dump the air out of the rear axle bags. Then they turn on the front axle which makes for alot shorter turning radius.
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These trailers actually turn awesome, the truck needs to have a switch so they can dump the air out of the rear axle bags. Then they turn on the front axle which makes for alot shorter turning radius.
If the contents of the trailer weighed more then the front axle allowable weight wouldn't this cause problems? Cause by dumping the air out of the rear axle bags your are essentially getting the front axle to hold the entire load, which would be no different then overloading a single axle trailer.

Now I haven't towed much, however after towing a couple normal double axle trailers I haven't had any problems with trailer tracking, or turning radius. Granted the 28 foot trailer I've towed the most turns as I'd expect a 28 foot trailer to turn.

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Looks like a tri-axle setup with the center axle removed, I've watched some of these rear axle tires try to rip themselves apart while backing up on the pavement. I can see them pulling good down the road tho.
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If the contents of the trailer weighed more then the front axle allowable weight wouldn't this cause problems? Cause by dumping the air out of the rear axle bags your are essentially getting the front axle to hold the entire load, which would be no different then overloading a single axle trailer.
. Granted the 28 foot trailer I've towed the most turns as I'd expect a 28 foot trailer to turn.
Overload really isnt an issue as we are talking turns made at 3-8 mph for 100-500 feet. These trailers are generally 45-53 feet. And proper loading. unloading facilities would make it even less of an issue. By setting up to load the trailer after the sharp turns and travel over uneven ground is completed, and to unload before the turns, uneven ground.
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