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Old 23 April 2015, 09:49   #11
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I think it's bollox on the yards part, I run a tractor that's 1964, you can't bugger a tractor with a trailer, that's what they were designed for


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Old 23 April 2015, 09:51   #12
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I suspect that the problem is turning the the trailer tightly in a confined space with twin axles. The tyres will scrub badly, probably destroying the surface and generally making it hard work for the tractor. I have removed one axle from my 3500 KG trailer that has the Pacific on it that probably weighs in around 2500 Kgs +. The problem I was having was turning the trailer in a tight spot with the Bobcat was a problem. With a twin axle, the normal practice is to lift the towbar, getting the front tyres off the ground when swinging in a tight space, so you end up with weight on a single axle anyway.
I am building a heavy duty single axle launching trolley for the Pacific, as the new bearings I have just fitted on the current trailer will not last long with that weight on them.
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Old 23 April 2015, 12:44   #13
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I wonder, as it's only in the yard, take one set of wheels off, if it copes, job done


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Old 23 April 2015, 13:02   #14
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Sounds like bolicks to me what they using an old mower tractor if the twin set up is scrubbing the yard just lift the nose up on the 🚜 hydrolics
I lift mine up on jockey wheel to turn it rnd a 90 degree corner simple
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Yes, not a bad idea. Just means I have a 25ft trailer to hide somewhere, plus the cost of the launch trailer of course.

It would be great to find a road legal 3000kg braked road legal axle
Solid Beam Braked Axle: 3000kg - 5 x 6" pcd be best to give them a call & discuss.

Personally I'd favour just taking two of the wheels off - my trailer is twin axle & as others have said to move it around manually I just wind the jockey wheel to lift the front pair off the ground.
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Old 23 April 2015, 16:31   #16
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Tractor trailers can do this easy! https://www.fleming-agri.co.uk/produ...pping-trailers 4 and 6 ton tipping trailers on a single axel.

But take 2 wheels off the double should work (may want to uprate the tyres or have a set of "yard wheels"....... wont solve the length issue
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I think it's bollox on the yards part, I run a tractor that's 1964, you can't bugger a tractor with a trailer, that's what they were designed for
My thoughts too. Most big 4x4s will cope with 3500kg twin axle trailer, in fact I <ahem> may have had my big Ifor Williams tipper nearer to 5 tons by accident ... it did drag a bit on corners. So unless it's only a toy tractor or a ride-on lawnmower, I can't see any proper tractor having a problem.

If it is just a yard trailer it is also worth bearing in mind that an axle rating has a fair bit of slack in it, after all if you run it at the rated weight and hit a pothole on the road at speed, you wouldn't expect the wheels to fall off.
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It should be doable; don't know about road legality in the UK part though.

DEXTER 88" Round Tube Straight Trailer Axle (7000 lb.) #4766709

I seem to recall seeing 10K# axles, but didn't come across them in a quick search. Check farm equipment and/or caravan parts suppliers - they seem to use a lot of heavy duty trailer parts.

If it doesn't have to be road legal, couldn't you take a large I-beam and have someone weld a couple of spindles to it?

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Sounds like rmyc to me!!!
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I wonder, as it's only in the yard, take one set of wheels off, if it copes, job done


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Great minds etc... I was thinking add a third drop down axle that can be "deployed" when in the yard effectively turning the trailer into a yard trailer.

Bedajim I guess its over to you
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