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Why do they call them 18-wheelers?

Asked by simone54 (7592points) April 26th, 2009

I count ten wheels… eleven if you count the steering wheel.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Because some of the axels have 4 wheels (2 on each side).

Bluefreedom's avatar

The trailer itself has 8 wheels. The rig itself has 8 wheels under the hitch and two front wheels for the steering. 18 wheels total.

Bluefreedom's avatar

A good diagram for an 18 wheel truck setup can be seen here.

stratman37's avatar

You’re kidding, right?

El_Cadejo's avatar

come on…. i thought we taught you to count better than that :P

simone54's avatar

That’s stupid. Those axles with double wheels shouldn’t count.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Its called an 18 WHEELER not five axeler.

simone54's avatar

YOU’RE an 18-wheeler!!

El_Cadejo's avatar

If you can tell me who my avatar is maybe ill let you live down the stupidity of this question :P

stratman37's avatar

why do they call ‘em 4-wheelers?

stratman37's avatar

why do they call it a “spare” tire?

stratman37's avatar

why do they call it a “sperm bank”?

simone54's avatar

Why do they called you a “dick head”?

El_Cadejo's avatar

^bwahahahaha

evan742's avatar

Because they have 18 wheels!!!

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