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Wheel and Tire for Tandem Trailer with GVWR of 16,450 lbs

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Looking to replace my 16,450 lbs. GVWR trailers two axles. Hi, I have a 3-29-1990 date of MFG heavy duty equipment flat bed trailer MFG by Custom Trailer Inc. 362 Aerodrome Way, Griffin GA. Model 6T701, the Curb WT is 1,450 GVWR is 16,450. What is the gross axle weight ratings GAWR needed for each axle. The center spring spacing is 64.5 inches. Are there any axle MFG that have this axles. Also need tires and rimes, etc.

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While we can't order you in the axle you are needing we can help with the wheels and tires. For the weight capacity you are going to need our best option is a 215/75R17.5 wheel and tire like the part # TA95ZR which has a weight capacity of 4,805 lb per wheel/tire. This has a bolt pattern of 8 on 6-1/2 inch which would be the bolt pattern the drums you'd order would have but you might double check when you order the axle just to be sure.

Due to the spring seat dimensions you need and the capacity needed your best option is going to be to contact a local trailer shop to you who can order you in custom axles. You'd need most likely 9k axles based on your GVWR. You'll be able to order them in with hub/drums as well so that would be the way to go.

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Jameson C

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Thank you Jameson C. Looks like because 10to 15 of the load goes to tung weight, so two 8,000lbs. Dexter axles will be sufficient. Can order two 8k lbs. as needed with the electric brakes forward adjusting brakes, grease, 64.5 offset for $2,500. Free shipping. The wheels and tires you picked will be fine, but have a speed limit of 62 mph. For a little more I hope to update to the 235 tires with higher load and speed rate of 74 to 81 lbs. Thank you again for your time and consideration.

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Since you are wanting the higher speed rating you'd instead want the part # A215H-8H31 which is rated for up to 81 mph. The 235 tire size is limited to only 62 mph so it wouldn't be the way to go.

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