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Weight Distribution Chart for Talbert Manufacturing Custom, Equipment, Low Boy & Spread Axle Trailers



Talbert - Weight Distribution Calculator

Instructions

All dimensions are entered in inches and all weights are in pounds. Fill the form from top to bottom and once you are done press the calculate button displayed at the end of the form.

Truck Data

Empty Weight

Enter Drive Axle(s) Weight & Total Truck Weight. Steer Axle weight is calculated.

Steer Axle:

Drive Axle:

Total:

Dimensions

Enter the distance (Span) from the steer axle to the center of the tractor's rear axle group.

Span:

Enter the distance from the center of the 5th wheel to the center of the rear axle group. Note a positive number indicates the 5th wheel is "ahead of center," a zero indicates "on center" and a negative number indicates "rear of center."

5th Wheel to Axle Group Centerline:

Axles

Number of Front Axles on Truck:1
Number of Rear Axles on Truck:

Jeep Data

Enter Jeep Dolly information if it applies. If not, all entries must be set to zero.

Axles

Number of Axles in Jeep:

Empty Weight

Kingpin:
Jeep Axles:
Total:

Dimensions

Enter the distance (Span) from the Jeep Dolly kingpin to the center of the Jeep Dolly’s rear axle group. If Jeep Span = 0 then no jeep.

Span:

Enter the distance from center of Jeep Dolly 5th Wheel to Jeep Dolly Kingpin.

5th Wheel to Kingpin:
5th Wheel to Axle:

Trailer Data

Empty Weight

Fifth Wheel:
Trailer Axles:
Total:

Dimensions

Enter overall (OAL) trailer length.

OAL:

Enter the distance (Span) from the kingpin to the center of the rear trailer axle group.

Span:
Kingpin to Front of Trailer:

Enter per axle weight of tires, wheels, axle & suspension if known. If not know 1850 is a good estimate.

Per axle weight:

Axles

Axle Configuration Examples: 3 axles close coupled, enter 3 and 0. For 3+1 spread axle, enter 3 and 1

Number of Axles on Trailer Group 1:
Number of Axles on Trailer Group 2:

For Estimates

Computer estimate for the weight of the trailer axles. Note: the above Total Trailer Weight, OAL, Span, Kingpin to Front of Trailer, Per Axle Weight, and Axle Configuration must be entered first before using this estimate.

Estimated Trailer:
Trailer Kingpin:
Trailer Axles:

Payload Data

To get total payload on trailer axles & trailer kingpin, you can input up to four load weights, thereby accounting for multiple machines, loads, etc. You must enter the payload center of gravity (COG) distance from the trailer kingpin to the balance point of the load.

Load #1 Weight:
Load COG #1:
Load #2 Weight:
Load COG #2:
Load #3 Weight:
Load COG #3:
Load #4 Weight:
Load COG #4:
Total Load Weight:
Combined COG:
Trailer Kingpin:
Trailer Axles:

Resulting Estimated Weight Distribution

Axle Group1Axle Group2Axle Group3Axle Group4Axle Group5Totals
Truck
Jeep
Trailer
Payload
TOTAL WEIGHT
Number of Axles/Group1
Pounds Per Axle

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