SPREAD OR TRIPLE?
Posted Tue, Feb 15 2011 05:49 AM CST
CRAIG VANHOUSEN
VANHOUSEN TRANSFER
, NE
402-725-3439

Posts: 3
Ordered a new air ride triple axle trailer but all my buddies say im nuts. They say just order a new spread, like some new input. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 15 2011 07:21 PM CST
SANDY M
SANDY M
, SD

Posts: 3
I would say it depends upon what states you run more of and what these states allow you to weigh. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 15 2011 07:22 PM CST
SANDY M
SANDY M
, SD

Posts: 3
I would say it depends upon what states you run more of and what these states allow you to weigh. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 07:08 AM CST
JEFF GOWEY
JEFF GOWEY TRUCKING
REYNOLDS, IL
309-236-5174

Posts: 1

I think in your country a tripple is the way to go. Last fall i missed numerous loads out of the west, because it seems like more and more the buyers are wanting to load 60,000 lb. loads. I will not load that heavy on my spread. JEFF GOWEY GOWEY TRUCKING REYNOLDS IL.
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Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 08:38 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: CRAIG VANHOUSEN
Quote: "Ordered a new air ride triple axle trailer but all my buddies say im nuts. They say just order a new spread, like some new input."

Craig - for whats its worth I am going to give you the "readers Digest" review on my thoughts. If you want a deeper understanding I can email though's. I'll star t wit Spread Axle Trailers: I read a review put out by Bridgestone Tire Company stated, " a standard axle trailer will experience less tire wear than a spread axle!" This is because a spread axle experience's more pressure from the side forces. They will wear the same over a straightaway, but the spread axle tiers wear worse when the tires are in a turning position. The upside of a spread axle are; Safety, weight distribution, overweight permits, and Less trailer wear. Barrett has proven that it cuts down on the flexing of the trailer and that it also cuts down on the long term frame wear. Again i gave you my personal experience and some of the case study done by bridgestone. I hope this helps and I'll try to give you my thoughts of triple axle's. nI the mean time keeping "Mooooving" those cows!"

Custom Cattle Company, INC.

Kenny Kay - Owner
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Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 08:39 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: CRAIG VANHOUSEN
Quote: "Ordered a new air ride triple axle trailer but all my buddies say im nuts. They say just order a new spread, like some new input."

Craig - for whats its worth I am going to give you the "readers Digest" review on my thoughts. If you want a deeper understanding I can email though's. I'll star t wit Spread Axle Trailers: I read a review put out by Bridgestone Tire Company stated, " a standard axle trailer will experience less tire wear than a spread axle!" This is because a spread axle experience's more pressure from the side forces. They will wear the same over a straightaway, but the spread axle tiers wear worse when the tires are in a turning position. The upside of a spread axle are; Safety, weight distribution, overweight permits, and Less trailer wear. Barrett has proven that it cuts down on the flexing of the trailer and that it also cuts down on the long term frame wear. Again i gave you my personal experience and some of the case study done by bridgestone. I hope this helps and I'll try to give you my thoughts of triple axle's. nI the mean time keeping "Mooooving" those cows!"

Custom Cattle Company, INC.

Kenny Kay - Owner
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Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 08:51 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: CRAIG VANHOUSEN
Quote: "Ordered a new air ride triple axle trailer but all my buddies say im nuts. They say just order a new spread, like some new input."

Craig - i"ll give you my "Readers Digest" point of view. Bridgestone Tire Company did a study, that came to the conclusion that a standard axle trailer will experience less tire wear than a spread axle trailer. this is because a spread axle trailer experiences more pressure from side force. The tire comparision on both trailer will wear the over a straightaway, but the spread axle tires wear worse when the tires are in a turning position. The upside of a spread axle are: Safety, weight distribution, overweight permitting and less trailer wear. Barrett has proven that a spread axle trailer has an axle near the center of the trailer, which over longevity can cut down on the flexing of the trailer and that it cut's down on long term frame wear. I'll comment on the triple axle next. I hope this helps and Keep Moooving those cow's!
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Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 09:14 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: CRAIG VANHOUSEN
Quote: "Ordered a new air ride triple axle trailer but all my buddies say im nuts. They say just order a new spread, like some new input."

craig - I'll try to give you the "readers digest" point of view on a spread axle. Bridgestone tire Compamy did a study on straight axles vs spread axle trailers. What they found were that a standard axle traiers will experiences less tire wear than a spread axle. This was due to the spread axle trailer experiencing more pressure from side forces. Both trailers wore the same on a straightaway, but the spread axle tires wore worse the tires were put in turning position. On the upside of the spread axle trailer are; safety, weight distribution, overweight permit and less trailer wear. I beieve it was Barrett that has stated, the frame of a spread axle is less prone to wear than a standard axle trailer. This is because the frame heats up, eventually causing stress factures in the metal, but a spread axle trailer has an axle near the center of the trailer, which can cut down on the flexing of the trailer and this helped cut down on the long term frame wear. I hope tihs helps and i'll comment on the triple axle next. In the mean time Keep "Mooooving" those Cow's! Kenny Custom Cattle Company, INC.

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Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 02:23 PM CST
CRAIG VANHOUSEN
VANHOUSEN TRANSFER
, NE
402-725-3439

Posts: 3
sandy thanks for the reply kinda run all over right now on my way to alabama. I do run florida and do get out to california. Mainly try to stay in midwest. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 16 2011 03:08 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: KENNY KAY
Quote: " craig - I'll try to give you the readers digest point of view on a spread axle. Bridgestone tire Compamy did a study on straight axles vs spread axle trailers. What they found were that a standard axle traiers will experiences less tire wear than a spread axle. This was due to the spread axle trailer experiencing more pressure from side forces. Both trailers wore the same on a straightaway, but the spread axle tires wore worse the tires were put in turning position. On the upside of the spread axle trailer are; safety, weight distribution, overweight permit and less trailer wear. I beieve it was Barrett that has stated, the frame of a spread axle is less prone to wear than a standard axle trailer. This is because the frame heats up, eventually causing stress factures in the metal, but a spread axle trailer has an axle near the center of the trailer, which can cut down on the flexing of the trailer and this helped cut down on the long term frame wear. I hope tihs helps and i'll comment on the triple axle next. In the mean time Keep Mooooving those Cow's! Kenny Custom Cattle Company, INC."

Sorry for the multiple post everyone! Didn't realize it had to be approved prior to posting, should have known better, my bad!
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Posted Fri, Feb 18 2011 01:28 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: CRAIG VANHOUSEN
Quote: "sandy thanks for the reply kinda run all over right now on my way to alabama. I do run florida and do get out to california. Mainly try to stay in midwest."

Craig - I noticed you said you, "kind of run all over." I think if your running the souhteast area having a triple axle could cause you some problems. Since most of these states are pretty strict about the 80,000 lbs! Part of our business we contract haul ten loads a year from Sulphursprings, TX. to Alberta,Canada (holstiens). I thought about buying a triple axle trailer just to get loads out of Canada (89,500) back to the midwest (of course dodging scales) and then eventually back to Texas. When I did the math on this it became apparent to me I would have to haul at least once a week or 6 months out of the year to justify this expense.I would think in your area and the area of the midwest with some states allowing 85,500 you might be able to make a tri axle work, certainly a spread axle would. I guess it all boils down to knowing the needs of your business, areas of operations and the amount of maintenance your willing to endure. I hate having to come out of Canada and dead head to the states, but i do it ten times a year. i will say this, I found that I can load anywhere USA with a 50 to 52 foot trailer.We current have three 53 foot trailers that when the need comes I'll replace them with 52's there just not enough profit margin for me to warrant the extra foot of trailer. Scasling usually becomes a problem for me with the 53's, not always but sometimes. I wish you the best if you do purchase the tri axle trailer. One finally thought, depending on how your building the trailer, the heavier it will become for you, and if you put low profile tires on it, be ready for height difference in loading chutes ect... well i'll talk to you another time getting ready to load hear in KY heading home to TX!

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