Farm equipment is exempt from the maximum width, length and weight rules when operated on a road singularly or in combination. These exemptions also apply to implements when towed with trucks. However, heavy farm equipment owners are potentially liable if an overweight vehicle causes damage to a highway or bridge.
Trucks, tractors and SPIH have no restriction on the length of the towed implements when one or more implements are being towed.
Wide farm equipment operating on the roads must:
If large farm equipment is transported on licensed trucks and trailers, oversize/overweight permits may be required. For details, see the Oversize/overweight permits for trucks and trailers transporting farm equipment section of this guide located in the "Farm Truck and Trailer Rules" section.
Loose Fodder: Width restrictions do not apply to loads of loose fodder carried on trucks and trailers. Loose fodder includes round and rectangular bales of hay.
Farm equipment, including mounted implements, are not subject to the reduced weight rules on "load reduced roads", Class B roads or bridges. However, heavy farm equipment owners are potentially liable if an overweight vehicle causes damage to a highway or bridge.
For information on reduced weight on roads and bridges for trucks and trailers, see Weight on reduced roads and bridges in the "Farm Truck and Trailer Rules" section.