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    Default Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    I found someone who will build me a forklift single axle trailer. Should I go with 7k or 8k axle? What would you do in my place? 8k axle trailer is about $1100 more expensive than 7k. I have a bobcat with operation weight of 4730lb. I was wondering if it is worth investing in a heavier axle. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Dual wheeled?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Dual wheeled?
    Yep. one on each side, that's why he said single axle.

    Happybees, if you make it too strong, and carry a light load you lose the action of the springs.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    R u funnin' me Jim?

    Maybe I didn't say that correctly. If I was going to only have one axle under my skidsteer I would want two wheels on each side. Isn't that what "dual wheeled" means?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Maybe,but I haven't seen many single axle dual wheeled forklift trailers, have you?
    It would make the trailer high or wide, just guessing.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    One axle, one wheel on each side.
    I see most of the beekeepers that drive on CA hwys have this kind of trailers: about 12' long one axle, tilt bed. I will appreciate your imput, just want to make the right decision. I have a 2 axle and yesterday the frame (4" tube) broke in two by the fenders. Again, thanks.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Quote Originally Posted by happybees View Post
    One axle, one wheel on each side.
    I see most of the beekeepers that drive on CA hwys have this kind of trailers: about 12' long one axle, tilt bed. I will appreciate your imput, just want to make the right decision. I have a 2 axle and yesterday the frame (4" tube) broke in two by the fenders. Again, thanks.
    I have 2 such trailers with single 8k axles. I love them and wouldn't consider anything lighter. To me those weight ratings don't take into account the rough off road conditions routinely encountered by beekeepers.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer Jim View Post
    Maybe,but I haven't seen many single axle dual wheeled forklift trailers, have you?
    It would make the trailer high or wide, just guessing.
    Can't say as I have. I have seen one single axle skidsteer trailer w/ wheels the size that semis use. Joe Romance's.

    One trailer I know of has two axles, forget what they are called. The deck is down between the wheels. Forget if it's a tilt bed or not.

    Seems like Hackenberg's tilt bed is dual axled, but not dual wheeled.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Go with the heavier axle, its worth the peace of mind.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Just bent a 7K axle on a pothole. Ordered a 8K from Red neck trailer $900, larger tube and wall thickness Bigger brakes and wheel studs 9/16 and opted for the oil bath. Also up grades the tires to 17.5 16 ply.

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    Default Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    Go with 8 k , significantly larger bearings than 7k
    Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA

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