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Anyone made a single axel to a dual axel Trailer??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ATL Lawn, May 19, 2007.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

  2. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    yea its pretty easy to do, just take you single axel down to the trailer store, unhook it, write them a check, hook up the tandem axel and drive off
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i would just sell the current one and hook up to a new one
  4. rider

    rider LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 152

    60/40 rule on dual axle trailers. on a 12ft deck, 144inches, 60% equals roughly 86inches.
    measure 86 inches back from the front of the trailer and that is were you weld your center brackets. the rest is fairly easy from there
  5. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    I use the one inch per foot rule to determine axle placement. A 12ft trailer would equal 12 inches and place the axle 7ft, (6ft+1ft) from the front of the trailer, not including the tongue, which would be 84 inches to center hanger. I have found that axle placement using the 1in per ft rule tow better loaded or empty. Since your trailer already has one axle, I would simply use the centerline of the axle to determine where to weld the center hanger.

    Both the 60/40 method and the 1in per ft rule are acceptable methods for axle placement in trailer manufactureing

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