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Old 01-18-2013, 11:12 PM
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3500lb axles

If I have a 7x17 aluminum with 2 3500 lb axles If I have the usual lawn care equipment and a 1200lb zturn and two trim mowers. Will I risk bending the axles??????
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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No. Not even close
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:30 PM
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Nope. With two of them that gives you 7000 pounds. WIth an aluminum trailer and the Z you have plenty of capacity.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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Nope. With two of them that gives you 7000 pounds. WIth an aluminum trailer and the Z you have plenty of capacity.
Assuming his trailer is rated for 7,000 lbs, he can unevenly load his trailer to the point that he can exceed the rated axle weight of 3,500 lbs by having too much weight on the front or too much weight towards the rear of the trailer.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:05 PM
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Assuming his trailer is rated for 7,000 lbs, he can unevenly load his trailer to the point that he can exceed the rated axle weight of 3,500 lbs by having too much weight on the front or too much weight towards the rear of the trailer.
Wouldn't having too much weight on the front cause the front of the trailer and back of the truck to dip excessively? And too much rear weight causes the rig to sway at speed?
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:02 PM
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Wouldn't having too much weight on the front cause the front of the trailer and back of the truck to dip excessively? And too much rear weight causes the rig to sway at speed?
Your questions have nothing to do with an axle getting over loaded due to the load not being balanced.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:27 PM
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Your questions have nothing to do with an axle getting over loaded due to the load not being balanced.
Well, actually, yes they do. Do you think someone might notice if either of those situations occur? You said they could overload an axle by incorrect loading. They're going to notice an incorrect loading real quick.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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Assuming his trailer is rated for 7,000 lbs, he can unevenly load his trailer to the point that he can exceed the rated axle weight of 3,500 lbs by having too much weight on the front or too much weight towards the rear of the trailer.
In theory, maybe. In reality your trailer will not handle well at all. Besides tandem axles are close together and weight is bridged out.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:38 PM
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3500lb axles

I was just looking at another thread where someone said the had a trailer 16' or 18'. And bent the axles. Uneven ware on the tires
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Have you noticed that with your tires?

Trailer axles have a camber them. In that the axle tube arcs. That is normal. When you're loader or your trailer is loaded the arc flattens out.

As far as uneven wear, that could be damage to the axle, or the axle is not lined up properly. It could be some other factor.
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