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Old 19 April 2008, 18:49   #1
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I need to uprate my trailer to 3500kg. I can either add a third axle or replace the two originals from 1500kg to 1800kg what are the benefits or problems in doing this.
If i go for 2 new i have to move them back as the new engines has changed the cg if i add a third that may not be necessary length is 10 m
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Old 19 April 2008, 23:41   #2
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Do you have a complicate reverse that you do regularly?If so, go with twins-the triple axle will be harder to push round.
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Old 20 April 2008, 06:21   #3
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Do you have a complicate reverse that you do regularly?If so, go with twins-the triple axle will be harder to push round.
The rig is to big to push around.
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The rig is to big to push around.
I would think it would be easier to stay with a twin less mods to the trailer
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Or get rid of the barge and buy something sensible, perhaps.
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The rig is to big to push around.
I don't think he meant by hand - I have a triple axle trailer, and it is a pig to manoevre into tight spaces (forwards or backwards, but especially backwards) - but great for long distance towing
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The rig is to big to push around.
I mean to push around with your tow vehicle while reversing.
I find it a lot harder work on the tractor unit when reversing an artic with a triple axle trailer and a full load than with a twin axle. The tyres get a lot more scuffed and cut on triple axle trailers too.
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Old 20 April 2008, 08:11   #8
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I mean to push around with your tow vehicle while reversing.
I find it a lot harder work on the tractor unit when reversing an artic with a triple axle trailer and a full load than with a twin axle. The tyres get a lot more scuffed and cut on triple axle trailers too.
I'm not worried about the tyres as the boat won't be moved very often i am worried about the stress on the bearings. had a wheel come off on a motorway and it ain't pretty.
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Make sure the rest of the trailer can take the extra weight, the axles aren't the only part that can be overloaded.
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axles

How Heavy Is The Boat
How Heavy Is The Trailer
How Many Sets Of Brakes On The Trailer
What Make The Brakes Funcion
How Heavy Is The Tow Car
All The Above May Mean Moving From A Mormal Type Trailer To A Commersial .
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