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Old 01-23-2005, 05:55 PM
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Tires and rims are going to be rated for roughly 1500 lbs total
Assuming this is the intended load of the trailer, which would be 750# per side, a lot of the load bearing would depend on - (1) how the axle is fastened to the trailer. (stress point at frame) (2) how much shock the tires will absorb. (cushion tire vs. hard rubber) (3) how much leaf springs will absorb (if any are used) (4) type of material used (HRS vs. tool steel)

Will 1" dia. support 750# over 6" unsupported span? yes
will it take a lot of abuse when loaded? not enough information to form an equation

When in doubt, overbuild
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