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GVWR and Roads

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LTL, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I am looking a an 99' F-350 DRW, 4WD, Mason Dump. The GVWR is a little over 12,000lbs. I have one community that puts a 10,000lb restriction on their roads Feb-April. I asked if I could be exempt since I take care of the roads, they said they would bring it before the board. In order for the truck to really pay for itself it needs to be used in this community. Any one else have problems with community's and road weight limits?
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nope. i wouldnt have even brought it to their attention. with just the plow on the truck shouldnt be more than 9500 lbs or so. but if you have a sander with a load in it, youll be closer to 12k+.
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i dont see why they would have a problem, thier is a road down the street from me that has a 3 ton limit for some unknown reason. the plow truck and garbage truck goes down it all the time and so far no problems.
  4. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    The reason most roads in my area have weight restrictions is old culverts, most of them you would not know are there execpt for a weight limit sign

  5. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    The roads are dirt with tar and stone chips. They do get pretty soft when the ground thaws out. Well see what happens.
  6. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    around here they put weight restrictions on alot of roads to keep commercial trucks of them and on the main roads. that is why garbage trucks still go on the without a problem.
  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I just never say anything. You are servicing the road with the correct equipment. I will guarantee when the road was built and is repaired heavier trucks will drive on it.

    Even if you get "denied" I would just go ahead. Is someone really going to complain because you have a dumpbed? If anything the 2 extra tires spread the weight out a biyt more then running a loaded SRW.
  8. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    The road I live on has a Seasonal Load and Speed Restriction. It is for a couple weeks in early winter and early spring when the ground is thawing and freezing. I have been worried about it because of my trucks, but it is for 26k and above.

    You should be fine.