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wood splitter question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerman41, May 9, 2010.

  1. mowerman41

    mowerman41 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    This is a stupid question but I can not find the answer. If you are towing a wood splitter does it have to have a license plate on it?
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Depending on the size of the splitter, i would not even trailer it. The tires are small, lines are close to the ground, etc. It says its towable but i only tow it around with a quad if needed...otherwise it goes in the bed of the truck. I would never tow it on the road.
  3. kobelcosk35

    kobelcosk35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    i have a good size homemade one and in NY it doesnt need to have a licence plate, breaks or lights
  4. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    What about BRAKES on the axle
  5. kobelcosk35

    kobelcosk35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Yea i thought that looked funny:rolleyes::hammerhead:............................but heres my splitter. been stoped before with it and the officer said it was all legal and to have a good day

  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Nope. Ours have the little wheels but usually if need be moved - pulling it on trailer or with two guys we lift into back of the truck. I just think safety first with something like that.
  7. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    This thread is over a month old but I saw no definite answer to the original question. You need to check with the State Troopers in you own state.


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