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21eagle
09-26-2012, 12:54 PM
I need a dump truck for hauling asphalt. I've been getting a lot of patch work and all large patches needing 8tons plus. What dump should I buy? Single axle? Tandem? Was thinking international 4700 or freightliner FL70? Should I just hire Trucks to haul? Thank You for any help
Chris

alldayrj
09-26-2012, 10:30 PM
8 tons is 16000 lbs so with the trucks weight you're in cdl territory aka tandem. My international can definitely haul. Even though its under cdl i hve hauled cdl weight. Cannot comment on freightlinerds though. Depending on your frequency and price of trucking you might want to just hire it out since those big trucks can get expensive. I have a good setup with 10 wheelers and rolloffs so i let him do the big weight
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4 seasons lawn&land
09-26-2012, 10:31 PM
My 4400 was the right price and I like it but it does seem like it might be 90% of the operating cost of a tandem with 50% of the capacities. I cant say that from experience. Of course it has its advantages being half the size too. Most single axles will haul 9 tons.

Duffster
09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
8 tons is 16000 lbs so with the trucks weight you're in cdl territory aka tandem. My international can definitely haul. Even though its under cdl i hve hauled cdl weight. Cannot comment on freightlinerds though. Depending on your frequency and price of trucking you might want to just hire it out since those big trucks can get expensive. I have a good setup with 10 wheelers and rolloffs so i let him do the big weight
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You don't need a tandem to haul 8 tons and you can need a CDL with a single axle.

alldayrj
09-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Right and right. But my single axle is heavy enough empty that you do.
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Duffster
09-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Right and right. But my single axle is heavy enough empty that you do.
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Eh?.............

Mark Oomkes
09-27-2012, 01:30 PM
Subscribed.......

alldayrj
09-27-2012, 01:43 PM
My single axle weighs 16500 empty. So to haul eight tons i would be over 26k and therefore would need a cdl. Sorry for the confusion
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Duffster
09-27-2012, 01:46 PM
My single axle weighs 16500 empty. So to haul eight tons i would be over 26k and therefore would need a cdl. Sorry for the confusion
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But what is the GVWR?

alldayrj
09-27-2012, 01:47 PM
25500
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Duffster
09-27-2012, 02:44 PM
25500
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So why would it need CDL if you put 8 tons in it?

21eagle
09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
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21eagle
09-27-2012, 03:30 PM
CDL or not you'd be burned being overweight no? 16500 empty and 8 tons is 32500. You said GVW 2550 right
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meets1
09-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Our single axle is 26k. Max out I have had 7 ton on. Our box isn't that big. Just got dot ticket though.

YellowDogSVC
09-30-2012, 11:06 PM
Our single axle is 26k. Max out I have had 7 ton on. Our box isn't that big. Just got dot ticket though.

what was ticket for?

toomuchtime
10-01-2012, 11:02 AM
You might be able to find a single axle 33k gvw dump that would work legally for you. but if you need 8 tons or close to it on a regular basis I would get a tandem axle truck no question about it. Plus if your off on you load calcs a overwieght ticket is expensive!

21eagle
10-01-2012, 04:05 PM
Thank you everyone for the help. I've decided to hire a dump for this job and wait to just buy a tandem. Sooo tandem around 20,000$???? Any ideas?
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alldayrj
10-01-2012, 11:04 PM
keep hiring it out lol. had 60 yds of topsoil deliver today, just built it into the job.
I don't want to pay for, maintain, or hire someone to drive a tandem until i need it weekly.

where are you in NY

21eagle
10-01-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm actually in GA now wife got transferred here for work.
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AWJ Services
10-02-2012, 10:47 AM
I'm actually in GA now wife got transferred here for work.
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We have no shortage of Tandems available for hire in Ga.

21eagle
10-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Yea I've seen A LOT of ads I'll find someone good to work with

david bailey
10-10-2012, 11:36 PM
I started off with an f-450 and got to where I was constantly overloading it plus trying to pull a tractor or loader down the road.
I spec d an F-750,supercab XLT with a C-7 cat,14 ft dump bed which I lined with 3/4in tongue and groove treated lumber. My GVWR is 33,500 and I licensed it for 45,000.
I can leaglly haul 8.5 tons and pull my B-26 and maybe my Tak 140 if I drop off a little fat.
I do a decent amount of hauling for other landscapers and home owners that don't won't a fat dumptruck backing down their driveway. I also left my card at all of the local quarries and a yardwaste landfill. I stay kinda busy just hauling.
Aside from looking to buy a kubota trakhoe,I'm thinking about an older R-model Mack tandem dumptruck. I have a ready made customer tho to haul off excavated dirt from pool construction and I resell it for fill dirt. I would prolly only put 10k a year if that much.