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Bobcats on public ways/roads in MA

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ducaticorse, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Anyone know the regs on this type of activity? I have seen bobcats with plates before, not too often, but I know they exist. I have 7 accounts within a few hundred feet of each other, and would like to reg my cats if necessary so I dont have to trailer them each site or risk getting hassled.
  2. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

    Never been bothered during a storm or after. But, you might be more concerned after storm. More likely you won't get hassled.
    Use mine in downtown Boston, never an issue. Keep your overhead down, don't create another bill.
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Just get a plate. It's easy. Makes you legal, don't have to worry. If someone hits you, which if anything is goIng to happen that would, you mIght as well be legal.
  4. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Call your insurance agent and ask them... they would know the protocol. An your ass will be covered too.
  5. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 95

    Go to Mass.Gov and look at the regs for slow moving construction and farm equipment and the use of the Reflective Orange Triangle. That may answer some questions for you.
  6. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    just registered mine this morning L225 2 speed. same situation acounts close quicker to run over the road than trailer. I had the certificate of origin so they justed titled it and I got SR plates
  7. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Lawnboy. Any idea if there is no CO? These machines were bought from a large outfit and I wasn't able to get anything but a bill of sale. What ins/reg fees are involved? Thanks bro.
  8. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I just added it to my fleet policy so it is fully covered for everything. It was 75 for the title, and i think 180 for the plates it is reg at 9000 gvw. I tryed to reg my old one a few years back and they said i couldnot because I didnot have a c of o even though i bought it new in 96. I made sure i got thr c of o with the new one. I also got the turn signals for the road on the new one
  9. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    call ur insurance agency there may be a form u can use to title it. If u didnot pay sales tax when u bought it u will have to
  10. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    if u use the machine on public roads to clear enterances or sidewalks I do not think ur liability ins will cover u if u hit someone or get hit