Originally Posted by awgolasplowing
I did not say anyting about what the factory rating says it should pull or carry. I carry a license to inspect class 8 trucks for over weight permits. To have this I'm asked to take part in classes put on by DOT cops. from what they tell me and from what I been told by some of my customers that own chevy 4500's, or Ford F-450, F-550 when pulling their trailers loaded they can be up to 28K. That number was given to me by the DOT cop teaching the class. He pulled over one my old customer and put him on the mobile scales on the side of the highway. driver did not have CDL he and the company were given heavy fines
not to mention the down time that the crew incured waiting for a CDL driver to arive.
Very true. But in your original statement that I replied to,
"Originally Posted by awgolasplowing View Post
Be careful of who is driving this beast if you are loaded to the max your driver had better have his CDL, because you could be over 26000 lbs. total. I know in my neck of the woods DOT has been going after the landscapers for this very thing."
You mentioned nothing of pulling a trailer. I took your comment to be related to overloading the trucks rated gross weight capacity only because that's what you wrote. Obviously if he's pulling a large trailer he will need to check his combined gross weights, I would think anyone driving truck would know that.