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NY state DOT?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    I am wondering about the new law of 10,001 LBS combined wieght for DOT? I am not sure of my wieght. 2006 Chevy silverado 1500 W/T ext cab, 12 foot open landscape trailer, 1 Lesco ZTWO, 1Lesco W/B float deck. Do I have to register. I did look at the NY DOT site and thats where i saw the 10,001 LBS.
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    Maybe a trip to the local scales might be in order???
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Lesco is having an open house 3/22 i think. A guy from the DOT is suppose to be there. I'am not sure if its the Orchard Park one 716-66-1818 or Getzville 716-568-1440 I think it was from 12-2pm give them a call.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Probable Weights:

    Truck: 4,000
    Trailer: 900
    Z-Mower: 1,100
    WB Mower: 650

    Probable Total of Listed Items: 6,650
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    Yes, they are going to be at the OP store. Joe and Jeff told me. I cant make it so thats why i asked here. I have a friend (Four Seasons Landscaping) going. He should find out more.
  6. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    The new DOT law is based on GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating). Meaning, the 10,001+ is your truck GVW plus your trailer GVW which I'm 100% sure would be more than 10000lbs.

    You need to register.
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I think you're off on your truck numbers there MM, my toyota shortbed weighed in on the scales today @ 3505lbs with 3/4 tank of fuel. my F350 PSD is right around 8K. I would guess most 1/2 tons are in the 5-6K lb range.

    my 12' trailer is 1200# empty too
  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983


    What is the GVWR of your TRUCK??? THere is a STICKER...usually on your driver's side door that tells you EXACTLY. Probably around 6,600...LOOK AND SEE!!!!! IF your trailer is single axle it is likely a 3,500 gvwr...should also be a STICKER on it!!!! Look and see!!! Now add the two numbers together, if they are 10,001 or higher you need a DOT. No guess work or SCALES needed!!! Weight of mowers doesn't matter. VERY SIMPLE.

  9. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593


    Just so you know I have multiple friends in the industry that got the DOT # over the phone and there was a charge of like $300.00
    If you do it online it is FREE.
    If you need any help pm me and I will send you the links.:waving:

  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Like Quality said, it doesn't matter what the actual weight is, it's the GCWR rating.

    The 2006 Chevy Silverado comes in a wide range of weight ratings depending on engine options.

    The V-6 will not need a DOT number.
    The 4.8 V-8 manual transmission with 3.23 rear gears will not need a DOT number.
    Any other engine/tranny option will need to have a DOT number as they are all rated at over 10,000 GCWR.


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