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Which pusher axle to buy

I have decided to micro blue trans and rear end and convert to single screw with pusher. Who would you recommend buying the pusher axle set up from? I can't remember who Kevin said built them for him. Also, could a person add a dead axle to existing airleaf suspension in place of the front rear end, or does the suspension have to be different?

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After talking to Rowe, I decided to just leave this tractor as a 6x4. Since I rarely deadhead, I don't think the pushed itself would save enough fuel to justify the increased cost vs. microblueing the three boxes. Thanks for your help.

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If your running a lot of mountains and up to gross I am not sure your going to be happy with this setup. I done this last June. I was running Super Singles and ended up going back to duals cause of excessive tire wear that's not affordable. New Michelin X One XDA Engery 45,000 miles and they were wore out. But with the duals at least back up to about 75,000 miles. Winter driving isn't the best but you can make it work.

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45,000 for singles, 75,000 for duals?- wow! I understand increased wear because of power distribution, but that seems way out there. I run coast to coast and don't spend that much time in the mountains.

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Rowe Truck Equipment was the name of the company that made the lift axle.

http://www.rowetruck.com

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Thanks, Jackie.

While googling manufacturers, I thought Rowe sounded right but wasn't sure.

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Your welcome.

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The thing i like about rowes setup is it runs a proportion valve, and its adjustable. i set mine to have about 1000 pounds more weight on my back drive with the lift down and it helps with traction in rain or snow.

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interstate5trucker I understand what your saying but just because they have adjustable valve tag axle doesn't make it legal it just means that their using adjustable valve and nobody's caught them yet and probably never will. That's like running a dump valve on a trailer axle and being able to control it from the cab that's illegal but everybody controls the dump valve from the cab anyway.

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I see what your saying, the lift able axle can't be adjustable separate from the axle that stays down all the time.

What about this situation? There is a device that attaches to the 5th wheel and it adds another axle to the truck, many 4x2 configuration trucks use them to make a 6x2 configuration, that device may be air ride or spring ride and the truck may be air ride or spring ride. I think the device is referred to as a "jo-dog". The trucks suspension would be separate from the "jo-dog" suspension. Also, I used to pull a 42' flatbed that had a closed tandem, the front trailer axle was spring ride and the rear axle was air ride.

Anyhow, this is an interesting discussion we are having.

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Rick you can't use adjustable proportion valve in CA and be legal your lift, tag or pusher axle has to be plumbed into the existing load leveling valve in order to be legal in CA.

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Someone might want to tell that to the 1,000's of cement mixers, dump trucks, and lowbeds currently running in CA. Check your facts.

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Wow i didnt know that just one more of many reasons i dont run cal.lol

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interstate5trucker I do have the facts now maybe Ca does something different for local trucks I don't know but for a over the road truck your tag axle has to be plumbed into the load leveling valve. Now if you have something in print I would like to see it cause the information I had received from state said it had to be plumed into the load leveling valve in order to carry 34,000 on tandem.

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I think we are misunderstanding each other here. I personally know of a whole fleet of logging truck/chip trucks that run a 6x2 combination in northern CA, the rear "drive" axle is a tag axle and is adjustable. Also like I said above there are many other types of trucks that have adjustable lift able tag, pusher, or what ever name you want to use for it.

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the real the real advantage i is not turning the fron turning the front differential I run about 1400 pounds heavier heavier on my drive axle. 60 series puttin putting out about 670 horse power I have had no problem with tire were running singles 1 of the best things I ever did to the truck .

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You stutter while typing typing :D which diff is your drive axle?

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