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Spread axle end dump vs tri axle end dump

Mar 23, 2019 at 12:54 PM CST
I am looking at 2 end dumps. One is a spread axle full frame and 39' long and one is a tri axle full frame(front axle lifts) 35' long. What would be a better set up? I understand there woul dbe some tire dragging with the spead axle, but other than that what would be a better set up?

Thanks
Replied on Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 06:54 AM CST
Why are you going with a frame trailer? I?ve pulled 39 frameless with Spread and you learn how to use your axle dump valve when making tight turns. The spread is much easier for axleing/ maxing to gross.
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:06 AM CST
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A lot of the hauling I do is in and out of fields during pea and sweetcorn harvest and that is the style trailer most haulers use for that.
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:06 AM CST
I vote for the 39 ft. simply because it seems more popular. But I have zero dump trailer experience just what other people have told me.
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST

I don't know the laws in MN, but in MI you could scale more weight with the tri. Unless you plan on running more than 80,000 id go with the spread.

Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:32 AM CST
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Dont forget your inner bridge and overall length you gotta be atleast 51' for 80k on 5 axles and 60' for 85k on 5 axles
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:42 PM CST
Originally Posted by: MARK DEKOK
Quote: "A lot of the hauling I do is in and out of fields during pea and sweetcorn harvest and that is the style trailer most haulers use for that."

I have a 40' alumatec 3 axle in very food condition for sale. 28k

Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:42 PM CST
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I'm in New England so this is a bias opinion , spread axle SUCKS ! , dont turn ,backs up stupid , tears up the forward axle components, and if your inner bridge is good , you can get 40,000 , the tri axle , tracks better ,backs up normal and your for 50,000 , that's for normal 80,000 # loads , we run 99,000 in MA,RI, on 5 axles , NH,VT ,ME require 6 , so most of our trailers are Tri Axle , if I had to run all the country , I'd have 3 axles under the trailer ,
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:42 PM CST
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if your only hauling 80k i would get the spread. it should be lighter and ride nicer and you can legally put 40k on the trailer instead of 34k.
Replied on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 01:51 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JERRY TORGERSON
Quote: "I have a 40' alumatec 3 axle in very food condition for sale. 28k"

Tell me about your trailer and pics