What are Signs of a Poor Truck & Trailer Alignment?
Signs of a misaligned truck or trailer include:
- Toe Misalignment: Uneven tire wear or a vehicle pulling to one side while driving.
- Caster Misalignment: Unstable steering or difficulty maintaining a straight line.
- Camber Misalignment: Tilting of the vehicle, leading to uneven tire wear and reduced stability.
If you notice any of these symptoms, it's crucial to have your truck and trailer alignment checked and corrected promptly to avoid premature tire wear!
What is the Proper Axle Placement for Trailers?
Achieving proper axle positioning for trailers involves finding the right balance of load distribution. Generally, the majority of the load should be placed on the drive axle, while the steer axle carries a smaller portion. It's important to comply with Alberta’s kingpin to rear axle distances regulations, which have a minimum of 20' 6'' and a maximum of 41' 0’’. For semi-trailers, stay within the limit of 31,000 kg for the entire trailer — any more than that and you’ll be fined.
Cutting-Edge Truck & Trailer Alignment in Edmonton, AB
At Mach 6 Mechanical Ltd., we offer state-of-the-art truck and trailer alignment services using our advanced full rack alignment system. Our skilled mechanics assess and correct toe, caster, and camber misalignments, ensuring precise adjustments for optimal performance and tire longevity.
Our comprehensive alignment services include:
- Truck Alignment: We provide expert alignment for heavy-duty trucks, improving steering response, tire wear, and fuel efficiency.
- Trailer Alignment: Our skilled mechanics ensure proper alignment for trailers, enhancing stability, reducing tire wear, and promoting safe towing.
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Experience the difference with Mach 6 Mechanical Ltd. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional truck and trailer alignment services. We proudly serve Edmonton, AB, and surrounding areas, including Red Deer, Athabasca, Boyle, Smoky Lake, Vilna, Myrnam, Two Hills, Vegreville, Viking, Killam, Niton Junction, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Leduc, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, Spruce Grove, and Sherwood Park, AB. Trust us for all your mobile heavy-duty truck and equipment needs.