Towing w/ F250 or F350- CDL Required?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ARP, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I was to purchase a used F250 or F350 diesel and tow with it either a drop deck equipment trailer or a dump trailer rated at 14- 16,000 lbs. (GCVWR at approx. 20- 24,000 lbs) for a skidsteer business- would I need a CDL to operate this rig?
     
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Im not sure if the laws vary from state to state. I know in PA you need a CDL is the GVW of the truck or the truck and trailer combined are 26,001LBs or more.
     
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Evan528 exactly correct! I would think that if your towing anything more than 10,000lbs with either of those trucks burn up something.
     
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I believe that even if the combination is under 26K, if the trailer is over 10K, you need a CDL.
     
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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  6. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Operating in Mass I believe your answer is yes. I know they are very strict about it. I'm about 90% sure.
     
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There was a thread several months back that covered this topic... Basically what was decided was that each state will vary somewhat, and you need to check with your state.

    I'll see if I can find it for you....


    Dan
     
  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Aren't CDL requirements the same in every state? Anyway, why such a heavy trailer for a skid steer?
     
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    No they arent. I was absolutly posative that they were, but I was wrong. I thought this was the reason they came up with the cdl, to make everything standard.
     

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