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VBox in a pickup guys-just curious

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JimMarshall, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Does the DOT/highway patrol give you any flack about your plate being covered? Just curious. All ours are dumps so the plate is already offset to the side.
     
  2. all ferris

    all ferris Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    My tornado has a spot molded into it for a license plate but I never mess with it. I just leave my plate on the truck bumper and it is covered by the spreader. So far (5 years) I have had no problems. Knock on wood.
     
  3. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Same here, no problems. We've always figured if the cops don't like it they'll either call the number on the side of the truck or pull us over.
     
  4. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    13 Years, never been pulled over.. All plates are covered, front and back.. I always thought it would be a problem
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Reason I ask is there is a PennDOT engineering office here in town, they have a truck on site with a Western Plow and a Tornado, followed it through town and saw they had the plate bolted to the Tornado..... It never occurred to me that you would need to worry about it. Was just wondering if others did the same, or if they didn't, if they had ever had any problems.
     
  6. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,099

    Both my plates are covered . Never had a issue. I see a few guys have them mounted on there sanders
     
  7. ANA Proscapes

    ANA Proscapes Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 109

    Been pulled over a couple of times in different towns. Now we bolt them to the engine compartments so they are visible. One less thing to get stoped for.
     
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,177

    I have years that I don't get pulled over at all and then years that I get inspected 5-6 times. It's easier when your not sweating over small details knowing you done everything you can think of right. If you move the plate on the back you also have to have it lighted...
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You guys State must requires 2 plates My state on trucks with 18k plate is one and its on the front
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I move my rear plate to the frame work next to the 3rd brake light on my snow ex 8500.
     
  11. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I know a guy who got stopped for having snow over his license plate while plowing... so they are watching here.

    The rear plow on the one ton has been moved up to the flatdeck's bulkhead, with bright LED lighting over it so there is no excuse not to see it.

    The front plate, however, is still hidden behind the plow because I can't find a good place to locate it that doesn't interfere with visibility or airflow...
     
  12. wondo

    wondo Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I have mine bolted next to the spinner pin on my snowex vee pro. I have been meaning to wire a light to it as well. It's a simple precaution to not worry about getting pulled over.
     
  13. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Never had a problem in Ohio