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Old 07-20-2013, 03:49 PM
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How's this for a DOT law,at least in NY

Cousin was renting a Finn hydro seeder tow behind trailer type. A guy we know works for the DOT and can give you page and section number by memory. He sees him pulling the trailer and before he even got home was on the phone with him. Wanted to know if that was full or empty while he was pulling it. Here's the good part if there is no license plate on it ,you can't pull it while full, but if there is a plate you can.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:23 PM
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This guy knows that laws that good then he needs to do some pro bono work on lawnsite.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:50 PM
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Nah, even I know that one. There are exemptions in NY for towing trailers made dedicated for equipment, where the trailer does not need plates (or the registration that goes with plates, etc). Generally this is used for welders, compressors, concrete mixers, etc, but would cover a hydro-seeder too.

http://www.dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv274.pdf

"These vehicles can not be used to carry anything other than the devices mounted on them. If a vehicle
is equipped with boxes or bins, and is used to carry tools and accessories, it is no longer exempt from
registration."
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