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Suspension for lowboy

Posted By FredD Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:45 PM
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The trailer looks good, Fred. I hope it works out.

You frame builders, would it be better to stretch the frame behind the current axle to put maybe some 12K tandem duals back there?

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Does the load to be hauled need a trailer with suspension. These single axle trailers are often used for backhoes or bulldozers which don't really require a soft ride. If you do need to add some suspension then you might find an air-ride axle from a moving van (trailer) could work. They are the lowest trailer axles that I can think of.

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Cut to the chase

Fit a bogie suspension n make the trailer more user friendly

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I think something from Ridewell would work. I towed a beavertail that had 17.5 tubeless (equlvent to 15" tube types) that was about that tall.
I'm sure most other suspension mfg would have something as well.
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I recently purchased a lowboy (mistake) with no suspension. It is a single axle, 8 feet wide and has 15 inch wheels on it now. What spring or air ride suspension could be placed on it and still maintain my 35 inch deck height.

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