Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
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    how do I get ahold of the regs so I don't get busted? I've trie searching the mi site but that thing is lije pulling teeth when you try to get any info. I've also called a few PD's in the area and all they say is to check the mi website
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  2. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
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    there is a limestone quarry in riverview called sibley limestone. I'm not sure how they deal but they are by sibley rd and fort st.
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  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When you find a solid list let me/us know.

    Your only other option is to comb through the FED DOT website which if you dont have a few weeks to spare don't bother unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

    A quick list is...

    med card
    atleast a chauffer license
    annual inspection sticker
    3 DOT reg triangles
    fire extingusher mounted in a easy to see location
    DOT #'s on both doors
    business name on both doors
    city and state of business on both doors
    all lighting works
    everything matches your weight limits including tie downs
    proper tie down technique applied
    etc...
     
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i second that we need a clean list of EVERYTHING the 5 0 is gona look at.

    what happend to that dot officer that used to be on here? is he still around?
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    does any one in Michigan see scapers using that bluish grind stone for landscapes still ? or is that a no no after alot of it "melted". i havnt seen it used in years and years. but i know of a few walls that are in perfect shape.
     
  6. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
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    lol yeah I have literally been combing that site for 3 weeks in my spare time. I'm under 10000lbs even when the trailer is maxxed and I don't have a heavy duty truck so I don't think I need the dots yet. but what about tie down technique is there something I may be missing? I strp the wheels to the floor d-rings of my 48 wb with 800lb straps and my 32 I strap the casters to the side (i turn it sideways) and I'm trying to find a safe point to strap the back of it to so I don't mess up the mower. (just bought it a week ago. and what do you do to secure your shovels and rakes. sorry just want to be careful so I don't get fined
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  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you driving and pulling? Nevermind the equipment, I mean just truck and trailer. Double or single axle? 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck?
     
  8. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
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    well it may sound trashy but am have a 06 explorer and I am pulling a single axle trailer 5' x 16'. started small and am gradually moving up to at least a 250 super duty then obviously I will need the dots.
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  9. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
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    btw where do I go for an inspection?
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  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't sound trashy...Hey,...atleast you're pulling. Anyway, because the combo of your vehicle(s) (truck and trailer), your Explorer is a half ton, which your gvw is probably only going to be around 6000#, I believe - but check....it will be on the inside door tag. Your trailer will only be 3000 or 3500# with only one axle (that's what they go by - is the axles). This will keep you below the 10,000# limit of needing DOT numbers. All other requirements apply, though. Any certified mechanic can do the inspections for you, and there is a form on the state website for you to take to him. He will do both the truck and trailer. He must be certified, as there is a place for him to fill out regarding his numbers and such. Some mechanics have the forms.
     

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