weighted license plate

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 1999frontier, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    How do you know if you need a weighted license plate?
  2. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    do you mean the sticker that shows a gvwr on it?
  3. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    no. In NC, we have a weighted license plate or tag that if you tow a certain amount then you have to have one instead of a regular license plate on your truck.
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Don't know. When I bought my Sierra 2500 I asked for 9500 pounds. Later I found out that DOT gives you some if you're hauling a trailer. I guess the extra tag weight was assumed to be for the truck itself. Anyway, I have a pretty blue "Weighted" tag on it! Tony
    Talk to someone at DOT and try to decipher all the double talk and post it when you find out.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I was told anything over 6,000 lbs. needed weighted tags. Heck, most trucks weigh over 6,000 lbs. sitting by themselves. My F-250 weighs close to 7,500.

    Anyway, you pay for the weight. The higher the weight, the higher the price. I have my tags at a GCWR of either 15K or 18K, I can't remember. It typically costs me a little over $200/year.

    Of course, the joke is I have never heard of anyone getting pulled and weighed with landscape equipment. The only ones I know of that have been pulled and weighed are the guys running F-350s and 450s pulling car haulers. There have been some pretty hefty fines for those guys pulling loads over the weight of their tags.

    Also, I only think this applies to commercial. Pulling big RVs and such doesn't count.
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    In illinois you need a Green Commercial plate...and they go by letter....Ex. B Plate = up to 8,000lb, D=12,000..F=16,000..H=26,000..and so on..I have a D plate on my 2500HD
  7. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    If you are in business and look like you are in business you need a tag that will cover your normal loaded weight. For ex. truck 6000 trailer 1800 load 3000 = 10800 so you would need in Ky a 12000. we run 18000 on 3/4's and 24000 on tons.
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I fibbed. I have a 9k plate, I wanted 9500 but they only come in 1k increments. Tony

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