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Old 03-31-2002, 06:37 PM
longviewlawncare longviewlawncare is offline
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Trailer questions for guys in North Carolina

I just bought a new 14' TA landscape trailer from Asheboro Trailer sales. The trailer did not come with brakes on it. I am planning on putting them on but i though i heard somewhere that they are required for a trailer this size and weight. The trailer has a 7k gross weight. Any help would be appreciated cvause i don't have the money to put them on yet but if it is the law i am going to have too.
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Old 03-31-2002, 07:29 PM
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I'm not sure, but heres a link to all of our vehichle laws
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascript...tesTOC.pl?0020

And if you don't find it. Stop by the Krispy Creme in the morning and ask a trooper, LOL! Sure he can tell you.
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Old 03-31-2002, 09:38 PM
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I have been told that a trailer with a capacity over 3500# has to have brakes and have a state safety inspection(yearly).As far as a price of the parts to add brkes to one axle should be about $150 if the axle is prepped for brakes.Hope this helps,Richard
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Old 03-31-2002, 10:00 PM
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Heres what I was able to find from the statutes

(f) Every semitrailer, or trailer, or separate vehicle,
attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle, and
having a gross weight of two tons, and all house trailers of
1,000 pounds gross weight or more, shall be equipped with brakes
controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle,
which shall conform to the specifications set forth in
subsection (e) of this section and shall be of a type approved
by the Commissioner

I'll call a retired trooper (commander of Troop A) that I've done some work for in the past. Sure he'll be able to give me the full scoop on it.
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Old 03-31-2002, 10:08 PM
longviewlawncare longviewlawncare is offline
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thanks for all the help guys. I am gonna find the casg and put them on this week after i get ym truck back from the shop. It had brake problems and getting it wired for brakes and stuff also, anyway thanks again.
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2004 Ford F350 CC LB 6.0 diesel
2006 Ford F250 EX cab LB
20' Texas Bragg landscape trailer w/ landscape box and greentouch racks
25' Alumne Deckover with Gate
24' Hudson 7-ton deckover with landscape gate
Lastec 3682
Exmark TTHP 48"
Lesco Z2
Redmax BCZ2500S Trimmer
Redmax BCZ2600S Trimmer
Redmax EB7001
Sthil FS85T w/ trimmer and edger
Antonio Carraro TRX8400 Tractor
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Old 04-01-2002, 01:23 AM
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Probally won't have any problems unless yu have an accident. also if the total weight of loaded trailer and truck is more than 9000 lbs you have to have commercial tags. and that fine will cost you BIG.
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