Originally Posted by midnightpumpkin
It's not only the tires to be concerned with, but also the marginal rating of the axles.
Yeah. I've been worried about that too. Having a spindle break off due to overload would not be a whole lot of fun.
Axles are a little different in that when load shifts to the outside wheel, the total weight on the axle stays about the same. It's harder to point at a violation of manufacturer specs on the axle.
I asked Dexter about overloading one end of an axle and was told it's fine.
For me, this raises an alarm bell because I wasn't told a spec for how much overload one end of an axle can take. So this is reassuring hand waving and not a real engineering answer.
However, I can only slay one windmill at a time. Tires are the biggie for me since I've had a tire fail without obvious cause.