Thread: Dump trailers
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:00 AM
jones68 jones68 is offline
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ok the torsion suspension vs spring suspension brings up a whole other thing. I agree that torsion is better for highway pulling but when pulling on uneven terrain i feel the spring would be better. lets use a speed bump for example. lets say your pulling a loaded trailer that totals 10,000 lbs. when you go over the bump all the weight is transferred to the front axle as you go over the weight comes back to both then transferred to the rear then as you come down it goes back to both axles. that is a lot of stress on one axle even for a short amount of time. now with the spring suspension with the equilizer in the middle of the springs it allows the weight to be distributed better over both axles. at least this is my understanding of how it would work. If anybody has anything to chime in that would be great. thanks for all the great info guys
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