ez dumper on personal truck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    would an ez dumper make your personal pick up commercial? do you have to have commercial plates?
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Might depend on your state, but in the state of KS I did not have to have commercial tags on anything with a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds....i.e. my 13.5ft bed grain truck.
  3. selnoil

    selnoil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Here in Maine anything reg for 9000lbs or more gets a commercial plate.
  4. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I think here in GA its 10000#.My truck did not require commercial plates.
  5. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    In Va it would not require commercial plates but my insurance company "state farm"
    would probably consider it a commercial vehicle. If I had an accident with a bed full of debris from a job and live in a condo or appt. then they would more than likely know that the debris did not come from my place and therefore have the possibility of getting turned down on the claim.

    Just a thought for you if you were planning on getting regular insurance and not commercial but did plan on using it at times for your business.
    Sorry about getting off the topic a slight bit.
  6. sbatzold

    sbatzold LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    I thought all trucks in New York had comercial plates?
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    what part of NY are you from? pick up trucks near you all have commercial plates?
  8. sbatzold

    sbatzold LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 13

    I'm in central new york. Yup most trucks have commercial plates, cheaper reg fee. You can apply for passenger plates if you are less than 5,000lbs from what the DMV site say's.
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    how is it cheaper? when i check the box for commercial, the next procedure is to charge me for the GVW of my truck, plus the fees. Personal plates are just the fees. Maybe the city has different policies then upstate.

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