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texas
03-07-2006, 07:07 AM
how heavy do yall think a 20*8 trailer with 2 JD737s and a 36"wb and blowers ect. would be? should i need a CDL or DOT number if i pull with a 3/4 ton truck?

NEPSJay
03-07-2006, 02:04 PM
you wont need cdl for something like that.

texas
03-07-2006, 05:45 PM
thanks:) :)

lawnmaniac883
03-07-2006, 07:33 PM
Probabaly around 8k...shouldnt need cdl.

CutRight
03-07-2006, 08:25 PM
i don't know what the LA CDL laws are, but in CT you need a CDL class A if you're towing more than 10,000 lbs no matter the size of the truck.

You should definatly be under that 10,000 lbs mark, but you never know. The only way to know for sure is to get it weighed at a yard somewhere with a scale.

zim bob the landscaper
03-07-2006, 10:13 PM
i don't know what the LA CDL laws are, but in CT you need a CDL class A if you're towing more than 10,000 lbs no matter the size of the truck.

You should definatly be under that 10,000 lbs mark, but you never know. The only way to know for sure is to get it weighed at a yard somewhere with a scale.
i thought for class A it was 21,000 pounds.

texas
03-07-2006, 10:13 PM
should i need a DOT# pulling w/ a 3/4 f250 xcab? how much does one cost usually?

CutRight
03-07-2006, 11:00 PM
the laws may be different in different states because congress only passed a minimum set of laws, then other states added on. In CT you cannot tow more than 10,000 #s without your CDL A licence. unless its not commercial and you are towing a camper or something like that or farm plates.

CutRight
03-07-2006, 11:01 PM
i don't know much about DOT numbers. I'm going down to the main DMV office in the state of CT tmrw and it will be one of my questions.

NEPSJay
03-07-2006, 11:15 PM
i thought for class A it was 21,000 pounds.

here.........http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&Q=244742&dmvPNavCtr=|28089|&dmvPNavCtr=|28053|#28092

Madstriper
03-07-2006, 11:28 PM
Hey Texas, I wouldnt worry about the CDL, not sure about the DOT, I think there is a law, just not enforced regarding a business truck with DOT numbers. We had a rental business in Hammond, LA, pulled trackhoes, skidsteers, trackloaders, small backhoes, NEVER got stopped. We never even had tags on them, and rarely had properly working lights.
If you want to check your weight, just go to one of the truck stops around you and drive on the scale, shouldnt be more the 5 or 10 bucks to find out!

Doug Z.
03-09-2006, 01:01 PM
According to the state patrol, you need a dot if the combined wieght of the truck, trailer, and cargo wieghs over 10k, you need a dot #. you would probably be wise to get a dot #, it didnt cost me anything to get. Also, is anybody aware that, at least in WI, if your pickup and trailer wieght is more than 8,ooo#s, if the scale is open, you must stop??? Even if you are just out for a summer drive.. I know my big trailer, and my pick up together are over 8k.