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Dump Truck license plate question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by xtreem3d, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Hi Guys,
    I have a dump that is 28,000gvwr . I went to get my new plates tonite and they say they only have 26,000 or 30,000....I went with 26K for now so as not to be overweight until I get this figured out....Is this a MO thing ? Have any of you never gotten your correct plates?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    just sounds kinda odd we pay by weight here in ma commerical plate then so much per the gvw I have never heard my friends saying this with all the trucks they own.
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    If your truck is capable of 28k but you register it at 26k then you are leaving 2k on the table. Register it for 30k, and only load it to 28k. If you ever get pulled in a scale they should go by whichever is less between axle rating and tag rating.
     
  4. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    What that IMAGE guy said.
     
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    That's all well and fine till you go somewhere to get material and some idiot doesn't know that wet sand weighs a hell of a lot more than topsoil. That being said, I'd do exactly as you suggested.