What type of Truck & Trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Groundcover Solutions, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What type of Truck & Trailer?

    We bought a Manitou Miniscopic MLT 630 earlyer this year. We have had it sitting in one of our landscape contracters yards since we purchesed it. We had been using it to load our trucks at there yard. But now we need to purchase a trailer for it pluse in the pretty soon we will need a dedicated vehical to pull it. I am going to need a work/personal truck so I am hoping to accomidate myslef in that way also. What would you guys sugest for this type of a unit?

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  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
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    and maybe a big tex 5th wheel trailer
     
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    What does it weigh? if its over 10, 000 lbs , do you have a class A cdl ? If its that heavy I would suggest a trailer with air brakes .
     
  5. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've got a B with air brakes if it comes to it I can move up to an A. That is what i was thinking. It is just that the guy that delivered it to Us drove a dodge 3500 with a gooseneck.
     
  6. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hear are the specs on the 630

    Manufacturer Manitou

    Type Telescopic Handler

    Model MLT 630 Turbo

    Max lift capacity (lbs) 6,000

    Max lift height (ft/in) 20'0"

    Lift capacity at max height (lbs) 6,000

    Max reach (ft/in) 11'0"

    Engine power (gross hp) 101

    Weight (lbs) 13,688
     
  7. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the guy that delivered it was overweight;)
     
  8. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you think I can take my class A with this new vehiecal with the trailer on. Or am I gona need to take it in the full blown simi. That is gona be a pain to recertify.
     
  9. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    According to Dodge's web site a 3500 SLT dully with the diesel can pull 15,500. Dose this sound right? If so then the vehicle weight is 9900 which is under the 10,000. So a vehicle under 10,000 can pull up any weight that dose not exceed 26000#s and you do not need a Class A license. If i remember correctly that is the rule. help me out on this one guys. If I don't have to I do not want to have to get a class A as well as require some of my guys to get the increase there certifications, that just opens up a new can of worms.
     
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea your good, a 3500 could pull that its only like 13,500lbs a kubota weighs like 10,000lbs, so why don't you get yourself a 4500 series rig, diesel n what not with an edger beaver trailer and you should be set.

    Jeff
     

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