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Which dump truck rear suspension?
Hello everyone, I am new to dump trucks. I am looking at getting into asphalt hauling and I have a few questions about rear suspensions. Looking to buy a tri axle. I have always been told that if I wanted to do this then to run a steel leaf spring setup. I have been looking for trucks that are spec'd to what I am wanting and they usually have one or two things that make the truck not right for the application. As I have been looking I have come across a few trucks with air trac. I know nothing about them. I have been reading some good and bad about them like you will with anything.
With what I am wanting to do it will be a lot of asphalt hauling, hauling chips for chip and seal, stock piling rock for the asphalt company and do some tear outs. I have found a couple Pete 330,335, & 340's that have air trac and wonder if this would be good for what I am looking at. A person gets told so many things about all of this and just not sure what I should really be looking for. I have one person tell me to stay away from a chalmers suspension for this work. Any input would be appreciated. I am still do my research on this as I go.