That Newell setup looks sweet. I would love to use that, but it wouldn’t be added from the “manufacturer.”
Originally Posted by SHORTS1
Would your 3rd axle need to be a lift axle or would just an air ride axle with the ability to dump the air and therefore make it easier to slide around corners in tight maneuvering be sufficient? some of the local dump trucks here in MI and OH use steering tag axles that self steer another thought is if you are not going to title and license in Canada why does an airlift have to be factory installed, are they going to inspect your title and mfg at the border?
This is taken right from the British Columbia law book.
(1) A person must not, without a permit, drive or operate on a highway a vehicle or a combination of vehicles in which a control is provided for varying the weight on an axle or group of axles, unless
(a) the control locks or unlocks a sliding fifth wheel coupler,
(b) the vehicle is a ready mix concrete truck and the control is manually operated and located outside the driver compartment and immediately adjacent to the axle or group of axles being affected, or
(c) the control is an automatic axle lift device that
(i) was installed on the trailer by
(A) the original trailer manufacturer, or
(B) an installer working under the supervision of, and according to an installation plan developed by, a professional engineer, and
(ii) is equipped with tamper-resistant features to prevent unintended field adjustments,
and the trailer on which it is installed
(iii) has affixed on each side, near the affected axles, a unique logo indicating that an automatic axle lift device is installed on the trailer, and
(iv) is equipped with an on/off control to operate the automatic axle lift device and with a status light visible from the cab to indicate to the driver when the device is activated.
(2) A person must not, without a permit, drive or operate a vehicle or vehicle combination with lift axles in contact with the ground if the vehicle is
(a) not also equipped with an automatic lift axle that meets the requirements set out in subsection (1) (c) (i) and (ii), or
(b) a pole trailer.
[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2006, s. 3; am. B.C. Reg. 97/2009, s. (a).]
Self steering axles
7.12 A person must not, without a permit, drive or operate on a highway a vehicle or a vehicle combination equipped with a self steering axle if the tires of the self steering axle are in contact with the ground, unless the vehicle or one vehicle in the vehicle combination is
(a) a tandem drive ready-mix concrete truck equipped with a self steering booster axle, or
(b) a jeep, an A or C converter dolly or a full trailer, and the jeep, dolly or trailer is equipped with a self steering axle in the front axle group.
[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2006, s. 3.]