dump trailer and equipment trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by whiffyspark, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    might want to be careful with those trailers.. do you have your cdl-a?
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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't need a cdl. Most likely will get trailers brought down to 9,999 anyway
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  3. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    in ct, its the combined gvw's. i left my dump trailer at 14k and my f350 single wheel is at 8800 so i'm under 26001. so no cdl is needed.
     
  4. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    In nh its a combined of over 26k or just any trailer registered over 10k. I was told that by the trailer dealer where iI was looking at a 14k equipment trailer at. He said it was a government law also..
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup 25,999 for truck and 10,000 for trailer. Now if truck is over 10k need dot numbers. Any trailer over 10 requires one regardless of truck gvwr.

    Personally if you ask 10 different people you'll get 10 different answers. I think its stupid I can drive a 25,999 750 pulling a 9,999 skid trailer. But to have a 9,900 truck and 14k trailer you're not supposed to do it
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  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    The way I understood it, as long as my total weight and combined gvw is under 26,000 I am fine..but that was that officer.. Ask another you'll get another answer.
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  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You were told wrong and that dealer is an idiot.
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rsk how many yards of mulch you get in yours. My friend has a 16 puts 22 in it

    I debating on 14-16.

    Or 16 goose or bumper

    We're doing mulch deliveries this year
     
  9. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    What size side walls he have on his trailer. They must be 6 feet to get that much in. With 22 yards in a trailer your looking at a rough weight of 16500 which no dump trailer, without going to a dual tandem setup can legally haul that weight. we have a 7x 12 and fit 10 yards in it with a 4 foot side wall.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah 6 feet. He has a dual piston brimar it dumps it fine.

    Not a dual tandem but has 19.5s I think
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