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Old 12-08-2010, 07:04 PM
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Do I need a CDL?

Hi. I am starting a lawn care company in the spring and was wondering if I need a CDL. I will have a F250 and a bobcat trailer that I thought would work to put a ZTR on. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:20 PM
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generally I'd say, if you need to ask the answer is probably yes.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:34 PM
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no. That would have to be a pretty huge trailer to need a cdl with an F250
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:42 PM
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I'd agree, Of all the "do I need a cdl" threads i've seen this has to be the most pointless. learn how to use search, there are dozens of these threads, usually with some good drama.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:52 PM
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no biggy. If everyone used the search for every question there would be no more lawn site.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:45 PM
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If the gross weight of the trailer is over 10,000lbs then you will need a CDL.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:56 AM
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What State are you operating in??
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:15 AM
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Hi. I am starting a lawn care company in the spring and was wondering if I need a CDL. I will have a F250 and a bobcat trailer that I thought would work to put a ZTR on. Thanks for the help.
Not unless the GVWR of the trailer is over 17-18k or so.

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If the gross weight of the trailer is over 10,000lbs then you will need a CDL.
Negative. Common misconception on here.

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What State are you operating in??
Doesn't matter unless he is from CA.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:17 AM
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i love these threads, so much misinformation.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:09 AM
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I would contact the DMV for the "RIGHT" information.
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