Service truck talk again

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Add a bedslider to the back of the bed.. Those things are the bomb.
     
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Laws vary from state but in Ca. a 2500 with a pick-up bed is exempt from most scales stops whereas "modified bodies" are bread and butter for commercial officers, jump scales, inspection stations etc.
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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They usually leave us alone although technically the gvrw is over 10k.

    But you are right, I would love to be under dot regs, because they are a hassle but I need the diesel to pull equipment every once in a while.

    However, when we hook up an equipment trailer to the truck, they are on us like flies on crap. I just pay the tickets and go on. I spend about 1500-2000 on dot tickets a year. Digustingly, it is part of doing business.

    I talked to a guy that buys used skid steer attachments to sell last week and they pull him over every 3 weeks on the dot(no pun intended). He said the officer basically told him he was an easy stop bc it is much easier for the dot/lazy govt slob to pull over a pickup with trailer than it is a semi truck with multiple checklists.
     
  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if they aren't absurdley priced that is on my list!
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I will say 800 &up. Unless you can get lucky like I did.. I got mine for $300 off of eBay, I was really lucky cause the seller was 10 miles from home. I will post a picture soon.
     
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow that was a no brainer. Come on with the pics
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That did not work :drinkup::drinkup: shoot me a email addy then you can post it.
     
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  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep in mind over 10k employee will need a medical card.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I found this out a few weeks ago...
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  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What is a medical card?
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