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Old 23 April 2015, 02:43   #1
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3000kg single axle trailer advice needed

Hi,
The boatyard that we use has passed a new rule to only allow single axle trailers as twin axle trailers damage the launch tractor.

That's fine, but the weight limit in the yard is 2500 kg and the max length is 9m.
That leaves me and about 10 other people with an issue. I have a Cobra 7.5m rib, weighing 1650kg unloaded and a Verado 300, weighing 288kg. There's also the weight of the trailer, which is about 500kg. So the total weight is just shy of 2500 kg.

What's the best trailer solution to meet the above requirements?

It seems that 'normal' axles go up to 1800 kg.

Need a solution ASAP.

Thanks.
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Go to another yard if you can


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Old 23 April 2015, 03:23   #3
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I'm not sure but someone will be along soon to put me right if I'm wrong but I think a single axle rig with that weight would not be legal on the road


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I think the only option would be a dedicated yard trailer for use in the yard but if you want to go anywhere then you would need another road legal trailer
You can get non suspension axles for yard use & a basic trailer would be quite cheap to fabricate as it wouldn't need to comply with road regs
Whilst it is an expense it saves dunking your good trailer regularly & damaging bearings & brakes
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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
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It would be great to find a road legal 3000kg braked road legal axle
As already said, I doubt such a beast exists, your best bet would be to speak to the manufacturers e.g. SBS

Just out of curiosity how are twin axle trailers damaging the tractor? I could understand if they were damaging the road surface especially if there's a tight bend to go around, but not the tractor. Sounds like BS to me. They need a new tractor, problem solved
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I want a twin axle trailer - so if anyone needs a single axle that's from my 6.5m we may be able to do a deal
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Old 23 April 2015, 07:14   #8
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Hi Dave,

Not sure how it's managing the trackot, I think they mentioned 'lateral forces'.

Stev, would love to, but the axle won't be able to take the extra weight

Will call SBS.
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Hi Dave,

Not sure how it's managing the trackot, I think they mentioned 'lateral forces'.

Stev, would love to, but the axle won't be able to take the extra weight

Will call SBS.
Sounds like a dodgy claim to me. The lateral forces from a twin axle trailer will be nothing on the back of a reasonable sized tractor compared with a large sprayer or any decent bit of farm kit. Tractor hitches are built to take some pretty major forces. If it were that damaging, you wouldn't pull the trailer on a normal car hitch.

Do you know what damage has been caused?

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Yes, when you put it like that it does seem pretty odd! I'm not sure whether it's been damaged yet or they are worried about it being damaged

Have asked Andy at SBS to price up a yard trailer. Fingers crossed!
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