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Posted By Jeff Wright Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:50 AM
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Hello folks!!! I'm looking at getting a little single axle semi to haul some things around my farm. I was looking at the GVWR which is 35000 lbs on just the truck itself and the GCWR which is 70000 lbs while pulling a trailer fully loaded. This is per the manufacture. It has a 12000 lbs front steer axle and a 23000 lbs single drive axle. My question(s) I pose is, A) Can this truck safely run loaded down at 70000 lbs? B) Being that the manufacture has set the max GCWR at 70000 lbs, is that what i go by to know what this trucks max weight and haul capacity really is?

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That's the manufacturers rating based on frame, suspension and tires . Why don't you believe ?
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I guess I just haven't ever seen a single axle truck with a GCWR at 70000 lbs.

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What do you think all those single axle trucks hauling doubles and triples were rated at? As long as the frame and rear axle can take the HP (torque) required, the air brake system supplies enough capacity to the brakes what would you want heavier?
70,000 CGVW is kinda low in my opinion, the truck isn't carrying it, it is pulling it.
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To be honest i don't know what the rating is for the ones hauling the double and triples is. 70,000 lbs GCWR is more than what I need. Just wanted to get some experienced opinions and advice on it before i buy the truck. Just trying to do my homework before I buy. Thanks for the info.

Jeff
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Hello Jeff,
I think this is what you are looking for.



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 Posted Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:43 PM
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Jim,

I tried clicking on that picture you posted and unfortunately it won't open.

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Sorry, Try this link


https://www.curtmfg.com/towing-capacity

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That got it. Thanks Jim

Jeff

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