Lesson in Tri axle weights

Maggs

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Hi, Can someone assist with most likely a stupid question:
A customer just asked if we can haul 52,500 lbs. heat required from Toronto to Montreal. Now, I do know that this can't be done on a tandem heated trailer. And if its hauled before the thaw season which starts Mar 5th I believe, can we haul this on a triaxle legally? :confused:
 

Maggs

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oh I think I just answered my own stupid question....58,000 lbs. is the payload weight on a tri axle heated 53' trailer......
 

alx

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Standard duel axle

We are plated for 5 axles in Quebec and plated for 40825 KG in Ontario.
Our tractor and trailer weigh in @ 33000lbs with fuel.

40825 kg x 2.2= 89815 lbs gross weight allowed in Ontario - 33000 lbs dead weight = 56815lb payload allowed in both Onatrio and Quebec on 5 axles.
 

theman

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I believe it depends on the configuration of the tri-axle ie how far the spread is, if the third axle is a lift axle, etc. It's a harder question to answer than it first seems.
 

crackers

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And keep in mind, a tri axle is different than a tridem! Just another tidbit to make the puzzle more complicated.
 
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faey06

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I've recently been informed that a tri axle with the third being a drop axle is not recognised in Quebec.
 
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