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Moving a skid loader on the road.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by The mayor, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    We plow 3 properties in a small industrial park. Not more than a block away from each other. I went to pick up the skid loader today...end of season. The owner asked if I could move some sand from one of the properties to the other. 2 loads. I get stopped by the local police. Gives me a ticket for driving a un registered vehicle. No matter what I said it didn't matter. Even had the slow moving vehicle triangle. Not sure why I am writing this...I guess I am just pizzed off.
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    I'd fight it. plead not guilty and the judge will throw it out. the city moves equipment on the street all the time.
  3. zabMasonry

    zabMasonry Senior Member
    from vt
    Messages: 101

    In Vt. if you stay under either 15 or 20 ( I can't remember which) and have a SMV sign you are completely legal to drive ANY vehicle on ANY road, except interstate highway. Id say that ticket is BS
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Wait a min The property owner askd you to move some material from one site to another? Id say its BS you were doing a job aslong as u were on the correct side of the road and not causing a real hazzard i think ur with in ur rights.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Bored cop....fight it!

    And keep us updated as to what happens!
  6. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    My wife is looking for all sorts of loopholes. They have me because I wasn't using a flag man or constuction hazzard signs. She thinks I get off because it is unregistrationable. I think it is BS with a bored cop. The only car on the road was the cop the whole time. I never had to cross the road.

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    i think you best shut up and pay the fine.....

    your dam lucky they didn't pull out the stick and stick it in the tank... and find out your runnin off road diesel on road.

    most any road that has been turned over to state, they the state have a right to sight you for operating a unauthorized motor vehicle...
  8. Ole703

    Ole703 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Blah how did this one go? Id attempt to fight that one. We run our bobcats, forklifts, and front end loaders down the road all the time. We have our lights on and a slow triangle but our front end loader is way has an 18 foot wide bucket on it. Never had any problems...of course we do know like half the cops in our town.....and a few of them do stop into our shop about twice a week.
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    You have to argue with everything don't ya?

    I'd fight it. Bobcats get moved on roads all the time around here, I saw one this morning in town driving along on my way to work. Around here a SMV sign and a warning light on the roof or some sort of hazard lights going and they won't bother ya. Sounds like a bored cop who just wanted to be a ***** to someone who was hurting nothing and disturbing no one.
  10. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Go ahead, It has onroad diesel in it. Got filled up at the local BP station. It is the only piece of equipment that I have that is diesel. I don't even look for off road. Nice to assume.
    Anyhow what I find strange is he didn't have a citation book and will mail me the fine.
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I will bet you never see it
  12. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    In NY you can register it, we do with our loader, not the skid & have never had a problem. The cop was bored, plain & simple. If you get a citation go fight it hopefully judge or DA will dismiss it, check to see if you can register it, you probably can & for cheap. Our loader was under $ 50/yr I believe.
  13. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Must of been a slow ticket day...I think that cop is out of line. !!!! ( Need money county's are hurting ).. I would fight it..They will at lease drop the charge down to something else..
  14. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    if it was me and my luck theyd charge me for like noise pollution or something crazy
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    They would have gotten me for littering

    Cuz I would have torn the ticket up and thrown it on the ground in front of him:D
  16. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 275

    I saw that happen on a Cop reality show. Cop pulled over a guy for speeding. Man screamed at the cop and tore up the ticket and threw it on the ground. Cop said pick that up or you will get a ticket for littering. Man was hysterically mad. But then open his door up and picked up the trash and sped off :angry: Funny bit
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162


    I think i have seen that one

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    no I just know the my state (PA) and DOT laws...
    no DOT # or MHIC # your not permitted on a public road... Unless you are under contract to state/ local to repair that secontion of road..... you may move bobcat or rubber tire loader less then 2 miles with a escort car behind you 75-100 feet behind you. the escort car must have a sign and flashing yellow lights to warn other motorist.

    it is funny that you say i go around looking for an arguement... when i just point out that they may have been doing something wrong...

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    well it is off road bobcat, so most would have offroad diesel...

    while i feel the cop may have been a jerk about it push comes to shove there is a half dozen things they could have gotten you for. since you say it has undyed diesel it... but lights, DOT approved tires, not having escort car. are just few they could have added to the ticket...

    Honestly i wish to cops around here would look at this more... farmers driving there tractors down the road during "prime" driving hours when they have all that field they could drive along side and be off the road...
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    So what make you think your more important then a farmer, oh that's right you probably don't eat. The cop was an idiot and should have just used common sense and left Mayor alone. When your driving large machinnery on the road it's better off to stay on the pavement because as soon as you go on the shoulder in traffic no one will let you back on the road. Tractors have just as much right to be there as you do, we're all in a hurry and farmers generally have to do alot of work in a very short time, it's not the farmers fault you left 10 min late to go to work.