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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    I don't want to invade this thread, but there's been a small amount of chat about big trailers. I trust that if there's going to be a bunch of responses - that someone will be kind enough to start a new thread for this subject.

    Check with you state's DOT laws about licensing requirements for trailers over 10,000#.

    In MD and PA trailers factory rated, or registered (tagged), or weighing more than 10,000# - require a Class A Restricted license. The "restricted" means you do not have to have the air brake endorsement (unless you have air brakes). Most D.O.T. laws are the same state to state, this way someone isn't legally passing through one state and suddenly illegally passing through another state. Even if you're pulling the trailer with a mid size pick up truck.

    Again, I don't want to start a new topic in RWF's thread. Just pointing out some food for thought when considering making such a purchase. A buddy of mine with a class B license just got nailed for pulling a 14,000# gooseneck with a pickup without a Class A.

  2. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    You can haul a trailer over 10,000# as long as your combined weight does NOT exceed 26,000#. What type of pickup was he using...gross weight??. Not actual weight, but the vehicle's max weight rating??
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Time to open a new thread with this topic!
  4. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    In PA, you MUST have a cdl to pull any trailer over 10K. Whether it's with a p/u truck, 5 ton dump or your moped. Please note I capitalized must.
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Guess nobody knows how to read your reply Andrew haha.

    Heck, we just put Farm Use tags on down here and do whatever we want!
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Can you post a link to info proving this?

    I know for a fact that you don't need a CDL solely on the fact that the trailer is over 10k

  7. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    looking awesome todd!
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    over 10,000 lbs towing requires A licence in Ontario.
  9. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    not in the states.
  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Some of what we've been up to and a project we did a few weeks ago.

    Picture 001.jpg

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