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Drive-over fenders

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08-16-2011 08:22:56

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PJ trailers has a new line of 14,000lb GVWR lowboy trailers with drive-over fenders and a 101" wide deck. It's nice because the tractors ride over 12"+ lower than a deckover, and it's got a nice low loading height.

I was all set to buy one until I measured the width between the fenders: 81".

The big M-size tractors are no problem, just drive them over the fenders... However, I've got tractors that are just slightly too wide to fit (81"-84" wide).
Would it be better just to get the deckover, or is it worth adding ramps to extend the fenders for the lower, more stable ride height?

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09-19-2011 06:49:46

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
Update, I kept looking and found a nice used 7-ton deckover for about half what the new PJ would've cost.

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Deere Scotty

09-11-2011 02:01:24

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
I rented a trailer last year to pull a tractor with 18.4-38 tires on it. The dealer pumped up the tires about 15 pounds over normal, & I squeezed the tires between the fender wells touching on both sides, & hauled it 100 miles. The trailer was 14,000 GVWR, & the tractor I was told had no fluid in the tires. Wrong! Found out later there was 2200 lbs. It put me 1 ton overweight. If I didnt take off the front weights it would have been another 800lbs on top of that. I have also looked at PJ trailers; but I will have a deckover bumper type so I dont have to mess up the pickup bed!

The drive over fenders wont give You a descent 60 - 40 load which is the proper trailer balance; unless You drive the rear tires partially between the fenders on most trctors. You dont want to chain a tractor down with them on the fenders for sure.

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08-23-2011 20:12:43

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
Irecently bought a PJ B5 with 5200 lb axles 20 ft long and the 2 ft ramp. It has 5ft ramps that carry under the back. Pulls good with the Dodge V10.

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08-22-2011 11:30:09

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
I'm looking at the new "B6 Super Wide" model from PJ trailers.

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Brian in MI

08-21-2011 19:14:16

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
Just got a PJ Buggy Hauler. It is 20" long 102" wide, has (2) 5200 lb axles with brakes. It is 83" between fenders. Fenders will support 4000 lbs. It tows great loaded or empty.

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bobs old iron

08-16-2011 19:24:54

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
i have a trailer made by [may] trailer co, in okla, it"s a 102 wide with run over fenders holding 3k on them. all my tractors fit between the wheel wells, those who don"t can run over the fender with no problem. i guessing the in between with is around 90>92 because the run over fenders are about 6>8 inches.

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08-16-2011 17:05:18

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 Re: Drive-over fenders in reply to mkirsch, 08-16-2011 08:22:56  
Got any blocks of wood kickin around?

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