1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

I'm now "that" guy

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GSS LLC, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    According to the d.o.t. I must have my flashing light on at any time I am travelling with my plow on. I feel like a ******. That is all.
  2. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 170

    You can always turn the light off, risk a ticketThumbs Up
  3. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    I almost never turn mine on
  4. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 834

    If your not exceeding the dot spec for vehicle width there should be no reason to have the light on....unless you find something in writing I would keep the light off.

    the next cop might give you one for having the light on.:dizzy::dizzy:
  5. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    you apparently didnt see my other thread where i got a "wide load" ticket. yes i exceed the dot spec. and that is the reason to have the light on.
  6. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    a state troopper stopped me while backing out on his hiway taking a motherload into an exit and said the same . my interior lighted switch was out and it twas daytime .

    im not into that hoser life myself but im known to be seen from space when fully lit up . ,
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What lights?
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    That was one reason I hot rid of my 10 footer stopped to many times
  9. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I find idiots flock to that hazard beacon , like Moths to a flame !
  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Laws on what requires lighting vary by locale.

    It irks me that laws require flashing lights for all kinds of things that do NOT warrant special attention. A plow, a car strapped to a flatbed (which would not need the lights if it was hauling 3000 pounds of anything else), whatever. We all get so used to the lights that they no longer grab our attention like they should.

  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I talked to the kalamazoo road commission about being 2 inches over, he said to tilt my plow. then we talked about a guy that had some 11 feet on the road.
  12. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I know, for around here anyway, It is in your best interest to use an amber beacon of some sort, when you are plowing.

    If you are, heaven forbid, invovled in an accident, one of the first things the cops ask is "Did you have your beacon on". Trust me the correct answer is YES. That simple little PITA light can save your ass, and your wallet.
  13. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Mine is only on when there is other cars around otherwise I don't bother.
  14. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Mine is on as needed, does not bother me to have it on.
  15. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Last yr I decided to get seasonal permits for my truck and loader , the loader has a 14' pusher and it travels from site to site my trucks plow is 11' 6" when I have it straight so I call the county and MDOT and they both tell me " we concider snow removal equipment as emergency equipment and do not issue permit nor require permits" so I'm tinking to my self I'm going to get a big ticket but I have passed the MDOT atleast 4 times this yr and once he even stopped and was eating lunch and watching me out the window then he came out moved his truck when I needed to plow where it was parked.I feel very lucky that I dont have the problems that alot of you guys do.
  16. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    we run 9.2 boss's with wings 11' and backhoes with 12' pushers local DOT leaves us alone maybe lucky maybe they see thet we provide an essencial service
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013