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BrandonV
04-28-2010, 09:12 PM
OK so I saw this at a service station today... of course I get pulled over in my kodiak 7500 about 2 times a year to be weighed and checked, YET this is cool. So who's colorado is going to out tow this one?

mike lane lawn care
04-28-2010, 10:33 PM
that might actually be within that trucks limits. I'm pretty sure the Colorado's have a 6k towing capacity.

Gravel Rat
04-29-2010, 02:05 AM
That tractor looks like it just fits on that trailer. The guy can get away with it because he isn't a commercial truck.

Ramairfreak98ss
04-29-2010, 08:52 AM
That tractor looks like it just fits on that trailer. The guy can get away with it because he isn't a commercial truck.

yep

sucks, like that here in NJ too

My crew got pulled last week with our 20k gooseneck 18' trailer, half full of mulch with the F350 dually... were they over, no way at all, technically do you need a CDL for any trailer over 10k, yep.. i myself dont have one though and ive only employed 1-2 guys that ever had it them selves... most of our trailers are 10k+ ..

Duffster
04-30-2010, 03:44 PM
yep

sucks, like that here in NJ too

My crew got pulled last week with our 20k gooseneck 18' trailer, half full of mulch with the F350 dually... were they over, no way at all, technically do you need a CDL for any trailer over 10k, yep.. i myself dont have one though and ive only employed 1-2 guys that ever had it them selves... most of our trailers are 10k+ ..

How do you figure?

jimmyjack
04-30-2010, 06:56 PM
as long as the GCVW is under 26000 #s no CDL is needed , that towed 10000# thing only comes into play if the truck as a GVW of 26000 or more..... i tow my skid around on a trailer rated for 14000GVW with my 3/4 ton chevy dmax 9200GVW = 23,200GCVW not saying i havn't had it over that but thats still under CDL ...........but its all in how the officer reads the law to be

KPS
04-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Here in Ontario you are only allwed to tow MAX 4600kg on a G license. You need to have a class A license to be legal regardless of the GCVW of 11000kg.

Gravel Rat
04-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Here in Ontario you are only allwed to tow MAX 4600kg on a G license. You need to have a class A license to be legal regardless of the GCVW of 11000kg.

Here in B.C. you need a "trailer endorsement" if you pull a trailer heavier than 12,000lbs when the trailer is on hydraulic/electric/vacuum brakes and the truck is on hydraulic brakes.

A regular drivers license can drive a 2 axle truck with any gvw most single axle trucks have a max gvw of 35,000lbs.

GravelyNut
05-01-2010, 11:03 AM
The trailer is overloaded. Blow up the picture and look at the tires and the trailers hitch. Tires are nearly on the rim on the rear and hitch is bending up to meet the truck. Looks like the tires might only be rated for a 5K load.