weight question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cutbetterthanyou, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    I was thinkin of getting a dump trailer. Not sure of the laws. I know over 26000 i need CDLs. If i get them can I pull over 26000 with a regular pickup, or do you get into air brake trucks and what not. How much combined weigh can you pull with CDLs and a pickup truck.
  2. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    You can run a rig with a CWR of 26000lbs .
    F350 with 12000lb load / trailer weight .
    Most pick up trucks need WDH with snap up brackets to pull a 12000 lb load . A CDL driver can drive any legal combo truck/ hitch/ trailer .
    With a small truck there is a fine line to be legal .
    I thing 12000lb is as heavy as i would go with a pick up the tires start getting real flat .
    I pull 16000lbs with my cab over . John
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,256

    You're going to get alot of different answers to this question, most of them wrong. Go ask your state DOT.
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  4. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    So what your saying is with a f350 you can't pull a loaded 14k dump trailer?
  5. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    I was going to say the same thing, go to a local state police station and ask for a dot officer because if something happens a dot officer is going to careless what someone on lawnsite said..
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,197

    Without a CDL? It would depend on the GVWR of the F350. If the GVWR of the three fiddy is over 12k then no.

    Loaded or not makes no difference.

    CDL class A allow you to drive everything except a motorcycle.

    When talking about weights for a CDL it goes by GVWR or GCWR or CGVWR.

    A F350 dually will easily pull up to ~15k on the bumper and ~20k on a gooseneck.

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