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Old 10-01-2018, 08:01 AM   #21
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I am really amazed that you can legally tag a dual rear wheel 1 ton for 54,000lbs.

Based on the maximum vehicle weight, 12k axles are fine.

I do not remember Kerr saying anything about 15k axles as an option, but when you get to 20s, you get the heavy road use tax, or whatever it is called.
Can you get 20’s and have the builder rerate them to 15?
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:20 AM   #22
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I know the Ram 5500 is rated to tow 31K, but I personally would not want to haul a 24K tele-handler with it.

It's also a hell of a lot more rugged up here. If I was on the flats, I don't know, maybe.

I'd get a dedicated hauler/prime mover. It'd free up my work truck.

Have you looked in to a newer used International, like a 4400, or a Freightliner FL60? I personally don't like Freightliner, but something that size?
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Who do you have to move them for that?

I wanted a container but couldn't find anybody to move it. I called a few trucking companies and they all said if I had a crane to put on their flat bed they would haul it.
Tow companies. They just move it with a flat bed. Empty or darn close though.
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I know the Ram 5500 is rated to tow 31K, but I personally would not want to haul a 24K tele-handler with it.

It's also a hell of a lot more rugged up here. If I was on the flats, I don't know, maybe.

I'd get a dedicated hauler/prime mover. It'd free up my work truck.

Have you looked in to a newer used International, like a 4400, or a Freightliner FL60? I personally don't like Freightliner, but something that size?


My 2017 Ram 3500 dually is rated to tow 30,190lbs.
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My dealer told me that the 5500 is the same truck with the 4.11 rear end ratio. Everything else is the same.
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That's with the Aisin tranny and a 4:10.

BTW, there are a lot of guys complaining about vibration that seems to be plaguing the Aisin Mega Cab Duallies.

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