Heaviest Weight You've Hauled?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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As close as I could get last night. I was hoping I didn’t pass a scale, or the guy would take pity on me.

Sealed load, no one in the plant to rework, closed for Easter.

That last adjustment was one hole.

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PackRat's Comment
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I’d bet the scales were closed on Easter Sunday, too, Grumpy.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Same as Rainy. Budweiser. St Louis and Ft. Collins load the same.

79950 lol

beer load was 46k pounds!! i burned off some fuel then was good.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I was holding my breath, and the DOT scale showed 79,980. Big relief!

That's the exact same weight I scaled on my heaviest load. I filled up, then scaled had to reweigh 4 times to finally get it legal. First and only time I ever slid my fifth wheel.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Robsteeler said

First and only time I ever slid my fifth wheel.

how do you do that? After pressing the in cab button do you set trailer brakes and then just go forward or reverse (depending on direction needed), or do I need to do something to the fifth wheel on the outside of the tractor? It'd be nice to know how before its needed.

Jamie's Comment
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Robsteeler said

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First and only time I ever slid my fifth wheel.

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how do you do that? After pressing the in cab button do you set trailer brakes and then just go forward or reverse (depending on direction needed), or do I need to do something to the fifth wheel on the outside of the tractor? It'd be nice to know how before its needed.

That's exactly how you do it, each 5th wheel slot will adjust an estimate 500 pounds per hole.

I know on the 2020 trucks Schneider has you have to engage the trailer hold button as well, otherwise the 5th wheel won't release.

Tractor Man's Comment
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how do you do that? After pressing the in cab button do you set trailer brakes and then just go forward or reverse (depending on direction needed), or do I need to do something to the fifth wheel on the outside of the tractor? It'd be nice to know how before its needed.

Yes. But also lower your landing gear. put it in low range and raise it a few several turns. You want to take some weight off of the 5th wheel. You need to move it in small increments, and this makes it much easier. Mark it with a piece of chalk so you can remember where you started. You may need several attempts to get it where you need it.

Tractor Man's Comment
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a few several turns.

I think I just invented a new phrase! More than 10 less than 20 give or take.rofl-3.gif

PackRat's Comment
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a few several turns.

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I think I just invented a new phrase! More than 10 less than 20 give or take.rofl-3.gif

“A Bakers Dozen” to start with?

Tractor Man's Comment
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A Bakers Dozen” to start with?

I believe you just hit the perfect number!

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