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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 21eagle, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    So why would it need CDL if you put 8 tons in it?
  2. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

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  3. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    CDL or not you'd be burned being overweight no? 16500 empty and 8 tons is 32500. You said GVW 2550 right
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  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,775

    Our single axle is 26k. Max out I have had 7 ton on. Our box isn't that big. Just got dot ticket though.
  5. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

    what was ticket for?
  6. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    You might be able to find a single axle 33k gvw dump that would work legally for you. but if you need 8 tons or close to it on a regular basis I would get a tandem axle truck no question about it. Plus if your off on you load calcs a overwieght ticket is expensive!
  7. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Thank you everyone for the help. I've decided to hire a dump for this job and wait to just buy a tandem. Sooo tandem around 20,000$???? Any ideas?
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  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    keep hiring it out lol. had 60 yds of topsoil deliver today, just built it into the job.
    I don't want to pay for, maintain, or hire someone to drive a tandem until i need it weekly.

    where are you in NY
  9. 21eagle

    21eagle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I'm actually in GA now wife got transferred here for work.
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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    We have no shortage of Tandems available for hire in Ga.

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