need Temp Solution to traction issues

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YellowDogSVC, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    and I owe plenty on the s330. I was able to pay off my bc2000 chipper and my haul truck, though. still owe on mini ex and s330.

    I wonder if spacers on the toolcat would allow me to run bigger tires? that's an interesting thought. I had to replace the tires when I first got the toolcat (it was used) and the replacements are slightly narrower than stock even though they are bobcat brand tires. I'm wondering now, if a little bigger and wider tire would work. Considering how big the trees were that I handled on Sunday and Monday, the toolcat can do a lot. The only difference is the property I was on had very little grass and I could see obstructions. toolcat isn't very well protected under the machine. if you were to run over a stump or other obstruction, it could be disastrous to the engine, fuel tank, etc. I'm going to look into guarding but I don't see how you could get to it for service with skid plates installed.

    Guys thanks for all the ideas. They help and different perspectives like a wheel loader keep the brain thinking. I think a small wheel loader and grapple would be a good machine for stacking brush but don't see myself getting into another type of machine right now. I'm getting old and it's hard enough to keep up with skids, chipper, toolcat, and attachments!
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What sucks about it? It makes perfect sense and clearly shows that a CDL is not required solely for a trailer over 10k, which is what Stuvecorp seems to be questioning.

    Yes that is correct and that is what your CDL calculator says also. It also agrees with what the FED's say.

    Truck 26k or under = No CDL

    Trailer 10k or under = No CDL

    26k truck + 10k trailer = No CDL
     
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    I guess I just hate charts.

    Laws make no sense. I could have an f550 pulling a total of only 23k lbs truck and trailer and need cdl but I could have a dumptruck loaded to 26k pulling a 10k trailer and I don't need a cdl?
    and I still read the law that the GCWR of the combination is what will put you in CDL territory.. uggh. I see why two troopers would have different opinons.
     
  4. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    It does, but only if the trailer is over 10k.;)
     
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    that is 10K gvwr, not actual weight
     
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    Many states go by which ever is higher; GWR, actual or registered wieght.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    i was being a lil sarcastic lol, this topic has been beaten to death on her and other threads along with a few threads on plowsite about some guy asking about hauling a case 580 with a pickup.

    sorry for hijacking yellow!
     
  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    it's okay. Plenty of guys are looking for info on both subjects
     
  9. jefftb

    jefftb LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've seen people that need to find the info....last week we witnessed a guy pulling a CASE 130 excavator behind a Dodge 3500 on a GN trailer......:hammerhead:
     
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    ^haha, it will pull it, but will it stop it??
     

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