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Throwing down the gauntlet here in NC

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BrandonV, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,616

    OK so I saw this at a service station today... of course I get pulled over in my kodiak 7500 about 2 times a year to be weighed and checked, YET this is cool. So who's colorado is going to out tow this one?

  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    that might actually be within that trucks limits. I'm pretty sure the Colorado's have a 6k towing capacity.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    That tractor looks like it just fits on that trailer. The guy can get away with it because he isn't a commercial truck.
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210


    sucks, like that here in NJ too

    My crew got pulled last week with our 20k gooseneck 18' trailer, half full of mulch with the F350 dually... were they over, no way at all, technically do you need a CDL for any trailer over 10k, yep.. i myself dont have one though and ive only employed 1-2 guys that ever had it them selves... most of our trailers are 10k+ ..
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,197

    How do you figure?
  6. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    as long as the GCVW is under 26000 #s no CDL is needed , that towed 10000# thing only comes into play if the truck as a GVW of 26000 or more..... i tow my skid around on a trailer rated for 14000GVW with my 3/4 ton chevy dmax 9200GVW = 23,200GCVW not saying i havn't had it over that but thats still under CDL ...........but its all in how the officer reads the law to be
  7. KPS

    KPS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Here in Ontario you are only allwed to tow MAX 4600kg on a G license. You need to have a class A license to be legal regardless of the GCVW of 11000kg.
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Here in B.C. you need a "trailer endorsement" if you pull a trailer heavier than 12,000lbs when the trailer is on hydraulic/electric/vacuum brakes and the truck is on hydraulic brakes.

    A regular drivers license can drive a 2 axle truck with any gvw most single axle trucks have a max gvw of 35,000lbs.
  9. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    The trailer is overloaded. Blow up the picture and look at the tires and the trailers hitch. Tires are nearly on the rim on the rear and hitch is bending up to meet the truck. Looks like the tires might only be rated for a 5K load.

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