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Online Florida Playboy

Older Wheel Design
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:39:05 PM »
I came across a 1987 Fruehauf dry van trailer today at a truck stop and it had these wheels.


What were the advantages and disadvantages of this type versus the  modern design?

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Offline Slick Willie_1980

Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 07:51:40 PM »
Meh....top one is old Dayton's I believe. They have a spacer in between the two tires. Its easy to develop a wobble in those if they ain't put on correctly.
I've pulled old trailers with those on em. Gotta watch the stud nuts
 
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Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 08:00:34 PM »
All the older container chassis had those wheels and sure enough they were notorious wobblers.
 
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Offline Slick Willie_1980

Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »
Yeah you have to be pretty spot on with that setup
 
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Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 08:07:53 PM »
I have to tell you, I do love these auto inflator systems most new trailers have. Now you just check the tractor PSI levels every few days rather than the whole rig. If you puncture a tire the system can safely limp you to a service shop.
 
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Offline Slick Willie_1980

Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 08:16:32 PM »
Man I ain't never pulled a trailer with those . I guess you can say I'm a old soul lol. I would rather ride in a piece of old iron than any new truck that rolls off the assembly line. Lol
 
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Offline TXdriver77

Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 08:22:30 PM »
need an air actuated landing gear. push/pull a knob for up/down. like the system the trailer tandems have.
 

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Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 08:27:49 PM »
need an air actuated landing gear. push/pull a knob for up/down. like the system the trailer tandems have.

I am surprised nobody patented something like that yet.
 
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Offline Slick Willie_1980

Re: Older Wheel Design
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 08:35:59 PM »
Problem with a air actuated landing gear would be the crud and cold weather
 
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