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Converti ng a Single axle dump to tandems

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,238

    Just need to find someone to put a new tag on it. Not a big deal.
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  2. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Posts: 236

    I just did ours this winter, and I'd say your $2000 estimate is darn close. Not sure how much "bottom end" work would need to be done for bad liners though.......
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,238

    Huh, I would have guessed you to be very knowledgeable on "bottom end" work.
     
  4. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    I'd say it depends on what you want out of it. If you need a tandem you're better off buying a tandem. If you'd be happy grossing an extra 5-7 tons, spending money at the upfitters might not be a bad thing. All depends on what you need and how long your gonna keep it and how much your willing to sink into the truck.

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  5. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
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  6. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    Should have mentioned it's not mine, but i was in a bit of a hurry. The guy that owns it has had it for almost 3 years and it's his main truck. He spent a couple years looking for a truck either setup like this or one he could add a drop to so i'd assume he like it pretty well.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    btw whats the heaviest gvw rating available on single axles? I think I've only seen 36k. Our local muni's use alot of International Workstar 74 & 7600's with single axles because of the suburbs. They are huge and they load the heck out of them.
     
  8. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    There was a 4wd western start that got sent out west that had 20k/23k axles. Drifts get pretty big when there aren't any trees. County has couple 16k/23k trucks but they can only legal 36k here.
     
  9. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Posts: 236

    I think you've got "bottom end" and "rear end" all mixed up in your head...........:)
     
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    well the truck is sold. so now I need to know about the big trucks and whats what with those. Brand. What do I want for motor as theres such a range in the 20-25 ton payload trucks. 250-450hp.
     

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