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: California Legal 3 axle Lowbed


Chaz Murray
11-02-2007, 11:22 PM
Here is a new trailer we just finished a couple days ago...Its our new Low profile 3 axle that is california legal! meets the 48' overall length rule and has a 22' deck. This trailer also has Disc brakes and ramp storage in the back..thats what the opening is between the tail lights. :Thumbup:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/chazm1980/insterstate002.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/chazm1980/insterstate008.jpg

imported_redneckbuckeye
11-02-2007, 11:26 PM
Nice looking trailer

444turbodiesel
11-02-2007, 11:43 PM
Is that a RGN?
What does it weigh?
Capacity?
Concentrated load limit?

Just curious :popcorn:

Chaz Murray
11-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Is that a RGN?
What does it weigh?
Capacity?
Concentrated load limit?

Just curious :popcorn:

Yes it is a RGN...Mechanical type
That trailer pictured was 15,920lbs
Capacity is around 46 tons (all depending on the truck..you need a 22,000lb front axle and drivers to be able to handle 46,725)
and the concentrated load limit it is designed for 112,000 over a 10ft spread

thejdman04
11-03-2007, 01:46 AM
looks super

02freighttrain
11-03-2007, 04:53 AM
Nice looking trailer. HD for sure.

HEAVY HAULER
11-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Is that a short neck? If so how much can you tranfer to the steer on a 190"s/b 4'6" spread with the drivers max at 46725?Looks good very interested.

Chaz Murray
11-03-2007, 05:23 PM
Is that a short neck? If so how much can you tranfer to the steer on a 190"s/b 4'6" spread with the drivers max at 46725?Looks good very interested.

No a short neck wont do it....this trailer has the 16" longer neck but it also has a 2nd king pin setting so make the ca 40' king pin to last axle rule...so would have to move the pin if you are loaded heavy to the front and you would be permited anyway so no big deal. with our trucks we have a 192" wb and we are able to get 22,000 on the front axle with the long neck

06bowtie_guy
11-03-2007, 11:19 PM
Very sweet looking trailer. Good job.

HEAVY HAULER
11-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Max payload over the back?

Chaz Murray
11-04-2007, 03:28 PM
Max payload over the back?

Anything that is able to crawl over the back is ok to run over it...we guarantee over the back loading for any weight up to the capacity of the trailer. of course there will be some machines that just are not able to go over the back but then you always have the option of taking the neck off but the majority of everything you can haul on this trailer can go over the back.

444turbodiesel
11-04-2007, 04:35 PM
Yes it is a RGN...Mechanical type
That trailer pictured was 15,920lbs
Capacity is around 46 tons (all depending on the truck..you need a 22,000lb front axle and drivers to be able to handle 46,725)
and the concentrated load limit it is designed for 112,000 over a 10ft spread

46tons with a 16' neck? I'd like to see the deflection of those skinny neck beams with that much weight.

Four beams in the belly?

Chaz Murray
11-05-2007, 12:13 AM
46tons with a 16' neck? I'd like to see the deflection of those skinny neck beams with that much weight.

Four beams in the belly?

The deck is only 2 Beam...Thats part of the reason we can get this trailer so light compaired to the competition. The neck is not 16'....it is around 11'(need to verify this number) to the king pin...I think you saw above that it is 16" longer....that would be longer than a standard neck.

Ben46a
11-05-2007, 01:50 AM
How does your gooseneck work? never seen a murray up close.

Chaz Murray
11-05-2007, 02:27 AM
How does your gooseneck work? never seen a murray up close.

the truck has to be modified with ramps on the back up to the 5th wheel...the front of the goose neck has rollers so it will roll up the ramps to the 5th wheel..

to break down here is the basics:

1. Detach trailer and set on ground
2. Slide links on goose neck forward, detatch air and electral lines, and then release the t-hooks
3. Back truck under goose neck till 5th wheel catches.
4. Pull away from trailer with gooseneck on the back of the truck.

Reattach just reverse order...its really simple to use...I have a picture video we made friday (needs some work) but it would give you a good idea of how it works...if you want i can e-mail it to you monday

jalewis
11-05-2007, 07:19 AM
You should post it on here. Or somewhere on the internet. I would like to see it as well.

Chaz Murray
11-05-2007, 03:40 PM
You should post it on here. Or somewhere on the internet. I would like to see it as well.

I am uploading it to youtube right now...keep in mind it is very rough and we just made it Friday....we really need to redo it but it will give ya an idea.

*****EDIT*****

Here it is....staring myself haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5cnccKc7fs

craichead
11-06-2007, 02:08 AM
OK Chaz, Great looking trailer. What can we scale on that trailer, is it the same as a 2 axle, 8 tire? About two months ago I was there getting some parts and looked at a red professional that was top of the line!! It had the eazy-load/extended protion that the ramps set on. With that kind of an extension on the tail, will you still make the 65' rule given a 192"wb tractor?

Chaz Murray
11-06-2007, 02:23 AM
OK Chaz, Great looking trailer. What can we scale on that trailer, is it the same as a 2 axle, 8 tire? About two months ago I was there getting some parts and looked at a red professional that was top of the line!! It had the eazy-load/extended protion that the ramps set on. With that kind of an extension on the tail, will you still make the 65' rule given a 192"wb tractor?

on the 3 axle trailer you should be able to scale around 92,000lbs depending on the truck weight (i am assuming with a 20,000lb truck).. yes the 16tire with the extened rear end will still make the 65' overall lenght. the trailer can be up to 48ft long but the king pin to last axle has to be 40' or under...so on a lowbed makes it a little hard ...but thats why a flat bed or a van can be so much longer..they have more overhang past the rear axle to make up the differance in length. We have not built a lot of the extended tail trailers...the majority of the ones we built ended up goin to our dealer in AZ (Empire Caterpiller).

Chaz Murray
11-16-2007, 07:28 PM
Look like this trailer pictured is now available!...the customer that ordered it decided he wanted to change a few things from what was orig. ordered so we are building another one for him. If anyone is interested in purchasing this trailer give us a call 209-466-0266 and ask for Doug Murray


2007 model Murray "Interstate"
22' Deck
48' Overall length
Wabco Disc brakes w/ABS
235/75R17.5 tires with CONTINENTAL WHEELS
2 king pin settings
Loading ramp storage pocket in rear end
Spare Tire included
1" flanges top and bottom on Deck and gooseneck
Mechanical type RGN
With ramps down off the back of the trailer it is only a 16deg loading angle!

3406A-CAT
12-05-2007, 11:29 PM
Chaz are any of the axles on this trailer lift axles? Are all 3 air ride? Disc on all 3?

3406A-CAT
12-05-2007, 11:46 PM
Also is the deck height the same as a professional? Thanks

Chaz Murray
12-06-2007, 12:06 AM
Chaz are any of the axles on this trailer lift axles? Are all 3 air ride? Disc on all 3?

No none of the axles are lift axles but the rear axle the air can be dumped and chain the axle up

yes all are air ride

and yes disc on all axles

deck height is really close to the professional...within about an inch