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Groundcover Solutions
08-05-2004, 05:56 PM
What type of Truck & Trailer?

We bought a Manitou Miniscopic MLT 630 earlyer this year. We have had it sitting in one of our landscape contracters yards since we purchesed it. We had been using it to load our trucks at there yard. But now we need to purchase a trailer for it pluse in the pretty soon we will need a dedicated vehical to pull it. I am going to need a work/personal truck so I am hoping to accomidate myslef in that way also. What would you guys sugest for this type of a unit?

http://www.kdmanitou.com/application_photos/MLT630-3.jpg

meathead1134
08-05-2004, 06:45 PM
My opinion I would go with the C5500 or bigger
with a turbo diesel
http://www.chevrolet.com/medium_duty/kodiak/index.html

I would put a pickup bed on it. I have seen one and it looks really kool.

meathead1134
08-05-2004, 06:48 PM
and maybe a big tex 5th wheel trailer

Mdirrigation
08-05-2004, 09:53 PM
What does it weigh? if its over 10, 000 lbs , do you have a class A cdl ? If its that heavy I would suggest a trailer with air brakes .

Groundcover Solutions
08-06-2004, 10:43 AM
I've got a B with air brakes if it comes to it I can move up to an A. That is what i was thinking. It is just that the guy that delivered it to Us drove a dodge 3500 with a gooseneck.

Groundcover Solutions
08-06-2004, 10:53 AM
Hear are the specs on the 630

Manufacturer Manitou

Type Telescopic Handler

Model MLT 630 Turbo

Max lift capacity (lbs) 6,000

Max lift height (ft/in) 20'0"

Lift capacity at max height (lbs) 6,000

Max reach (ft/in) 11'0"

Engine power (gross hp) 101

Weight (lbs) 13,688

qualitylandscaping
08-06-2004, 04:02 PM
the guy that delivered it was overweight;)

Groundcover Solutions
08-06-2004, 05:01 PM
Do you think I can take my class A with this new vehiecal with the trailer on. Or am I gona need to take it in the full blown simi. That is gona be a pain to recertify.

Groundcover Solutions
08-06-2004, 05:54 PM
According to Dodge's web site a 3500 SLT dully with the diesel can pull 15,500. Dose this sound right? If so then the vehicle weight is 9900 which is under the 10,000. So a vehicle under 10,000 can pull up any weight that dose not exceed 26000#s and you do not need a Class A license. If i remember correctly that is the rule. help me out on this one guys. If I don't have to I do not want to have to get a class A as well as require some of my guys to get the increase there certifications, that just opens up a new can of worms.

NNJLandman
08-06-2004, 08:39 PM
Yea your good, a 3500 could pull that its only like 13,500lbs a kubota weighs like 10,000lbs, so why don't you get yourself a 4500 series rig, diesel n what not with an edger beaver trailer and you should be set.

Jeff

txlawnking
08-06-2004, 08:55 PM
Groundcover, you mention the Dodge being a ble to pull 15,000... That's total gcvwr... If your machine weighs 13 something, the trailer you pull it on will put you well over the 15k mark.. The guy who delivered it was deffinatelly over weight. Around here a statey or the truck task force would have a field day with that setup. I'd get something like a 6500 gmc, or freight liner fl70, or an International, etc.. You are gonna be needing the class A anyway, so you might as well get something with the capacity to pull it with ease.. I've pulled a Case 580 hoe before on a goose neck and dually setup, and it will pull it, but stopping it was NO FUN...

txlawnking
08-06-2004, 08:57 PM
As far as trailers go, the Econoline , and the Eager beaver's are very nice...