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FARM HIGHWAY OPERATION What we will cover: Definitions of common terms. Registration requirements. Operator requirements. Lighting requirements. Size.

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2 FARM HIGHWAY OPERATION

3 What we will cover: Definitions of common terms. Registration requirements. Operator requirements. Lighting requirements. Size and weight requirements Rules of the road.

4 REMEMBER!!!! With farm machinery, there is usually an exemption to the rule.

5 DEFINITIONS

6 340.01(24)(a) - Implement of husbandry means a vehicle or piece of equipment or machinery designed for agricultural purposes, used exclusively in the conduct of agricultural operations and used principally off the highway, or a trailer-mounted bulk liquid fertilizer container

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8 340.01(24)(b) - Implement of husbandry udoes not include any motor truck, farm truck, road tractor, truck tractor, or farm truck tractor or such a vehicle combined with a semitrailer, trailer or farm trailer, uwhen the vehicle or combination is a commercial motor vehicle operated on a highway.

9 340.01 (16) - Farm Tractor Means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines and other implements of husbandry.

10 340.01 (17) – Farm trailer Means a trailer or semi-trailer With a gross weight greater than 3,000 pounds Which is owned or leased and operated by a farmer And is used exclusively for the transportation of farm products to and from the owners farm to the market.

11 340.01 (18) – Farm truck Means a motor truck that is owned or leased and operated by a farmer. And is used primarily for the transportation of: Supplies, farm equipment and products, On the owners farm, between his or her farms, Or to and from market.

12 340.01 (18g) – Farm truck tractor Means a truck tractor that is owned or leased and operated by a farmer. And is used primarily for the transportation of: Supplies, farm equipment and products, On the owners farm, between his or her farms, Or to and from market.

13 REGISTRATION

14 341.05 – When vehicles are exempt from registration A vehicle, even though operated upon a highway of this state, is exempt from registration if any of the following apply: (7) - The vehicle is a farm tractor used exclusively in agricultural operations. (17) – The vehicle is an implement of husbandry.

15 The exemption does not include: Motor truck Farm truck Road tractor Truck tractor Farm truck tractor Farm trailer

16 OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS

17 346.925 (1) – Operation of agricultural machinery by youthful operators No person may direct or permit a child under the age of 16 years to operate a farm tractor or self- propelled implement of husbandry on the highway unless the child has been certified by successfully completing a safety training course.

18 343.055 – Commercial drivers license waivers Operators of certain commercial motor vehicles are not required to hold a commercial drivers license, if the operator holds a valid operators license.

19 Farmers Exemption The operator of the commercial motor vehicle is a farmer, Who is using the commercial motor vehicle within 150 miles of the operators farm, To transport agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies to or from a farm.

20 NOTE If the farmer operates a farm vehicle outside the scope of the farm or is operating FOR-HIRE, and that vehicle meets the definition of a commercial motor vehicle, a CDL will be required.

21 LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS

22 347.22 (1) – Lamps on farm tractors and self-propelled farm implements No person shall operate or park a farm tractor or self-propelled farm implement upon a highway during the hours of darkness unless, Such tractor or implement carries the lighted headlamps and tail lamps which would be required of other motor vehicles under similar circumstances.

23 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means that TWO headlamps and at least ONE red tail lamp are required!

24 347.24 (1) – Lamps and reflectors on non-motor vehicles and equipment Cannot operate an implement of husbandry during the hours of darkness, UNLESS:

25 They have either TWO red tail lamps or TWO red reflectors displayed on the rear.

26 During the hours of darkness, any implement of husbandry that extends 4 feet or more to the left of the centerline, MUST: Have an amber reflector mounted on the left side, It must face forward marking the extreme width of the implement. Required to warn on-coming vehicles.

27 347.21 (1) – Lamps and flags on trains of agricultural vehicles

28 During hours of darkness: Must have a red light or red reflector located on each side of every vehicle in the train. May also display a SMV emblem on each side, instead of a lamp or reflector.

29 During the day: Must have 2 red flags at least 12 inches square. Must be displayed on the rear-most vehicle, one at each corner.

30 Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem (SMV)

31 EXCEPTION!!!! If the vehicle or combination of vehicles, has an amber flashing light of at least 4 inches in diameter attached to the left rear. NO SMV IS REQUIRED!

32 347.245 – Identification emblem on certain slow moving vehicles Must be displayed on any vehicles or equipment, including animal-drawn equipment, which usually travels less than 25 mph. Must be displayed day or night. SMV emblem must be bright and clean, not FADED. If the tractor has a clearly visible SMV emblem not blocked from view by the implement being pulled behind it, the implement is not required to have one.

33 It is PROHIBITED to display an SMV emblem for any other purpose, such as, to mark a driveway or mailbox.

34 All farm trucks, farm trailers, farm truck tractors and any other non- implement, MUST have: HEAD LAMPS TAIL LAMPS STOP LAMPS TURN SIGNALS AND TRAILERS MUST HAVE 2 SAFETY CHAINS

35 SIZE AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

36 WIDTH OF VEHICLES 348.05(1) No person without a permit therefore shall operate on a highway any vehicle having a total width in excess of 8 feet 6 inches, except as otherwise provided in this section.

37 WIDTH OF VEHICLES 348.05(2) The following vehicles may be operated without a permit for excessive width if the total outside width does not exceed the indicated limitations: 348.05(2)(a) No limitations for implements of husbandry temporarily operated upon a highway in the course of its work ;

38 WIDTH OF VEHICLES 348.05(2)(c) Twelve feet for farm tractors, except that the total outside width of a farm tractor shall not exceed 9 feet when operated on any Wisconsin highway which is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways;

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73 RULES OF THE ROAD

74 You must abide by all the Rules of the road stated in State Chapter 346. They include: Driving, meeting, overtaking and passing. Right-of-way Turning and stopping requirements Traffic signs, signals and markings. Required stops Speed restrictions Reckless and drunken driving Accidents and accident reports. Miscellaneous rules.

75 346.05 (3) Any vehicle proceeding upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic, Shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway. EXCEPT when overtaking and passing another vehicle, or when preparing to make a left turn.

76 346,18 (4) The operator of a vehicle entering a highway from a non-highway access, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway the operator is entering. Driveways, farm or field access, etc.

77 346.59 – Minimum speed regulation No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed so slow as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. Except when reduce speed is necessary for safe operation or is necessary to comply with the law. The operator of a vehicle moving at a speed so slow as to impede traffic shall, if practicable, yield the roadway to an overtaking vehicle.

78 346.94 (5) Placing injurious substance on highway. – No person shall place or cause to be placed upon a highway any foreign substance which is or may be injurious to any vehicle or part thereof. (7) Spilling loads of waste or foreign matter. – The operator of every vehicle transporting waste or foreign matter on the highways of this state shall provide adequate facilities to prevent such waste from spilling on or along the highways.

79 348.10 (2) No person shall operate a vehicle on a highway unless such vehicle is so constructed and loaded as to prevent its contents from dropping, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom.

80 If there is one thing to remember when operating a tractor on the highway: Tractors are not designed for highway use!!!!

81 ROAD SPEED IS MUCH SLOWER. APPROACHING TRAFFIC CANNOT BE HEARD. TRACTORS ARE HIGHLY MANEUVERABLE AND HARDER TO CONTROL AT HIGH SPEEDS. MUST DEPEND ON VISION!!!

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