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Old 03-23-2014, 05:46 PM
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What advantage does a steerable 3rd axle have?
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:55 PM
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They must think the third axles are scrubbing roads off or something.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:02 PM
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They must think the third axles are scrubbing roads off or something.
I've never had one, but don't you generally raise it when turning?
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:05 PM
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On new trucks. You don't have to switch over old trucks
I just checked the DOT page below. All trucks must be retrofitted by January 1, 2015 not just new trucks. I think they are trying to avoid guys lifting them with a load on turns.

https://www.dot.ny.gov/portal/page/portal/nypermits/repository/DLN13-02.pdf
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:31 PM
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I just checked the DOT page below. All trucks must be retrofitted by January 1, 2015 not just new trucks. I think they are trying to avoid guys lifting them with a load on turns.

https://www.dot.ny.gov/portal/page/p...y/DLN13-02.pdf
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That's crazy. They are doing that so they can hand out a ton of tickets. Looks like it only applies to 2006 or newer trucks though.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:41 PM
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That's crazy. They are doing that so they can hand out a ton of tickets. Looks like it only applies to 2006 or newer trucks though.
That's all they see is dollar signs. I'm just hoping NJ doesn't follow.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:01 PM
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That's crazy. They are doing that so they can hand out a ton of tickets. Looks like it only applies to 2006 or newer trucks though.
Says everything with a lift axle
"All permit types, regardless of model year of vehicles (Truck, Tractor and Trailers)."
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:30 PM
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Did you get another larger SA truck to replace your 4700? Or do you still have that one? Just wondering if you still have a need for an in between sized truck. We have been tossing around the idea of a tandem or tri
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:45 PM
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Kind of. I got the dodge 5500, obviously a lot smaller than the international was but I didn't like the size of that truck for much of anything really. The only real advantage I can see for big SA trucks is price of used ones.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:17 AM
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In New York they are changing all non steerable lift axles have to be steerable in 2015 not sure of the exact date though.
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Yes this is true. I have a steerable on kenworth wouldn't buy a truck with out it because this has been talked about for years.
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