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What model truck is this?

tnmtn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
NE Tn.
it looks like a 4900. they are usually over cdl limits. you might look at a 4600, some of them are derated and have hydraulic brakes.
 

MikeKle

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Northern KY
It could be a 4700 too? but it looks to sit pretty high, it isnt the 4Wd version, is it? Most of the 4700s Ive seen do not have that much open space in the wheel wells. Looks like a nice truck though. I was told as long as the truck had 19.5" or smaller wheels and tires, a CDL was not needed, no matter what the weight was, but Im sure it is different is every state.
 
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queen of spades

queen of spades

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta, GA
What's the largest flatbed style truck that can be driven without a CDL? Currently pull my equipment with a 7k trailer (4k weight normally).

Looking to maximize what I can carry legally - thought the flatbed would be the way to go since there isn't the added weight of the trailer frame.
 

unkownfl

LawnSite Platinum Member
You need to find a vehicle with a gvwr of equal to or less than 26000lbs. CDL trucks will say 26001 lbs right on the jam.

You need a CDL for the following two
1. A vehicle with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs.
2. A vehicle towing a unit with a manufacturer's GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. when the GCWR exceeds 26,000 lbs.


You do not need a CDL for the following two
1. flat bed with less than 26000 gvwr or
2.truck having the capabilities of towing a gcwr which is pretty much a 3/4 ton if you pull a trailer.


Also you need to stay away from Air brakes. If the truck has electric brakes most likely it will be rated at 26000lbs which does not require a cdl as long as you don't have a trailer on it at all. If you plan on ever using a trailer you need a 3/4ton truck to be able to pull it without a CDL.
Your going to need DOT numbers on any commercial vehicle over a certain amount even if you don't need a CDL in most states.
 

Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
British Columbia
Judging by the dozer sitting on that truck its gotta be a 33,000lb gvw truck maybe a 35,000lb gvw.
 

Cummins343

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Kansas
Well, look's like I break every CDL rule then.
 
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queen of spades

queen of spades

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta, GA
Piecing all this together. or trying... what's the difference between a 26,000 GVWR and "3/4 ton truck"? I understand GVWR is the max allowable load including passengers, fueld, ect. Not sure I understand the "ton" ratings trucks sometimes have.
 
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