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WI Act 377 Changes to Operating on WI Roads Presented by: Rob Richard, Senior Director Governmental Relations, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural.

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1 WI Act 377 Changes to Operating on WI Roads Presented by: Rob Richard, Senior Director Governmental Relations, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety Specialist, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

2 Topics to be covered: Which vehicles will need to be permitted? What options apply to which highways? Permit application for State and US highways Permit applications for local government (county, towns, villages, cities) Instructions for completing a NFP which vehicle measurements and weights; routes and roads; and submission Permit process timeline

3 Travel back to April 22, 2014 Weight for IoH and CMV at 80,000 GVW and 20,000 axle weight No such thing as an Ag CMV Limitation on width of a farm tractor Restrictions for time of day operation including weekends, holidays Different permitting systems and requirements

4 Terms Implements of Husbandry = IoH Truck = vehicle under 10,001 lbs Commercial Motor Vehicle(CMV) = Federal definition over 10,001 lbs Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicle = Ag CMV Maintaining Authority = MA No Fee Permit = NFP

5 What is an IoH? A SELF-PROPELLED or TOWED VEHICLE manufactured, designed, or reconstructed to be used and that is EXCLUSIVELY used in the conduct of agriculture. Implement of Husbandry (IoH), state law effective April 2014, defines as: A COMBINATION OF VEHICLES in which each vehicle in the COMBINATION is an IoH in which an IoH is TOWED by a farm truck, farm truck tractor, or motor truck. OR

6 IoH Categories Category A Farm Tractors Category B Self-Propelled Harvesters (e.g forage, combines, potato, pea) Chemical or fertilizer application equipment, not including manure Any other self-propelled vehicle that directly applies fertilizer, spray or seeds but not manure, or distributes feed to livestock Towed tillage, planting and cultivation equipment and it’s towing power unit Category C Farm wagon, farm trailer, manure trailer, or trailer adapted to be towed by or to tow or pull, another IoH.

7 IoH does not include: 1. An agricultural commercial motor vehicle. 2. A vehicle that is a commercial motor vehicle under 49 CFR 390.5*: Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater

8 Track Vehicles IoH with tracks are allowed on Wisconsin highways Exterior supports will be considered axles In the case of damage to the highway, Wisconsin law makes operator of any vehicle liable. In the case of damage to the highway, Wisconsin law makes operator of any vehicle liable.

9 From 46,000 to 60,000 + lbs

10 Mounted equipment adds onto vehicle’s weight

11 Is it an AG CMV? CMV 1 CMV 2 CMV 1 IS an AG CMV CMV 2 IS NOT an AG CMV A CMV must meet ALL 5 CRITERIA below to be an AG CMV A CMV must meet ALL 5 CRITERIA below to be an AG CMV. CRITERIA DESIGNED, ALTERED OR MANUFACTURED for agricultural purposes Designed or manufactured for PRIMARILY HIGHWAYUSE MEETS FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARD CERTIFICATION requirements Used EXCLUSIVELY IN AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS DIRECTLY ENGAGES in harvesting or applying seed or spray or distributes feed

12 Is it an Ag CMV? No Maybe

13 Weight – IoH and Ag CMV Implement of Husbandry/Ag CMV Maximum Weight Limitations Table [§348.15(3)(g)] A - Distance in feet between foremost and rearmost axles of a group* B - 2 axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles C - 3 axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles D - 4 axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles E - 5 axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles F - 6 axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles G - 7 Axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles H - 8 Axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles 4 39, , , ,00047, ,00048, ,00049, ,00050,500 56, ,000 57, ,000 57, ,000 58, ,500 59,500 65, ,500 60,000 66, ,500 61,000 67, ,500 61,500 67,500 74, ,000 62,500 68,500 75, ,000 63,000 69,000 75, ,000 64,000 70,000 76, ,000 64,500 70,500 77,000 83, ,500 65,500 71,500 77,500 84, ,500 66,000 72,000 78,000 84, ,500 67,000 72,500 79,000 85,50092,000

14 Measuring for Over Length Measuring from foremost point of vehicle to the rearmost point of vehicle or vehicle combination.

15 Measurements for Over Weight 1.Total distance from center of foremost axle to center of rearmost axle 2.Individual axle spacing 3.Axle gauge

16 Measuring Axle Gauge Singles Duals

17 7600 lbs8200 lbs8100 lbs 78 in 86 in 92 in60 in Axle Gauge Axle Spacing Axle Weight Case IH 290 & Jamesway UltraTrac 7400 Total Weight = 51,700 lbs Table Weight = 84,000 lbs 10,750 lbs 17,050 lbs 122 in 198 in Total front axle to rear axle = 476 in or 39.6 ft

18 14’ Axle Weight 1 33,350 lbs 2 11,800 lbs 7’9” 12’7” Axle Spacing Axle Gauge Case IH 370 Packing Tractor Total Weight = 45,150 lbs Weight Table= 46,000 lbs FRONT 7’9”

19 Local MA options No-Fee Permit (NFP) Effective January 1, 2015

20 No Fee Permits MA may issue: for roads in their jurisdiction. with conditions of operation for posted roads but not for posted bridges MA must receive permits in electronic format, postal mail or in-person

21 Maintaining Authority Options Maintaining Authority IoH Category A and Category C IoH Category BAg CMV Interstate Highway Does Not Apply State and USPer IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table LG Opt-In (E) Per IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table LG (WI Act 377 (F) IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table 92,000 GVW- No axle limit IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table LG Partial Opt Out (C or D) Per ordinance or resolution LG Opt Out (B)No Limits - over weight or over length IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table is ss (3)(g)

22 Maintaining Authorities (MA) Bridges over Interstate Highways from end of approach ramp to end of exit ramp, MA is the state and state permit will be required. At an intersection of highways with different MAs, a permit will be needed from each MA. County highways that route thru a village or city; need to check with village or city; may stay county or state road. Shared jurisdiction of highways, for example at county or town lines.

23 NFP - Category B MA is required to provide approved route for Category B operation if permit application denied.

24 When do I need a NFP? IoH Vehicle Type To Exceed Length (feet) IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table GVW (lbs)Axle (lbs) Single Vehicle Unit 6092,00023,000 2 Vehicle Combination 10092,00023,000 3 Vehicle Combination Speed 25 mph more 10092,00023,000 3 Vehicle Combination Speed 25 mph or less 7092,00023,000 Exceptions: Empty potato harvester Category B IoH per MA may allow for 92,000 GVW and no axle weight Category B for incidental travel (.5 miles) from field to field or farm to field) MA opted out so no permit needed for overweight or over length IoH

25 When do I need a NFP? Ag CMV Vehicle Type To Exceed Length (feet) IoH/Ag CMV Weight Table GVW (lbs)Axle (lbs) Single Vehicle Unit 4592,00023,000 2 Vehicle Combination 70 or 75*92,00023,000 3 Vehicle Combination Speed 25 mph or more 10092,00023,000 3 Vehicle Combination Speed 25 mph or less 7092,00023,000 * 75 feet for 2 vehicle combination with proper hitching requirements. My Ag CMV is over width? Can I use the No Fee Permit? No, NFP is only for an over length and over weight Ag CMV.Contact State Permit office for width.

26 Where do I get a NFP? Permit applications are available on website: State and US IoH MV2578 Ag CMVMV 2579 Local Government (town, village, city, county) IoH MV2582 Ag CMV MV 2583

27 Who completes a permit? Applicant is: to be owner or lessee of the equipment. not the farm hiring a custom operator. Neither permit application nor the permit need to be signed by the operator.

28 NFP - Timeline Upon receipt of application for NFP Within 3 weeks– must be given a final decision If MA fails to approve or deny within 3 weeks, application is considered approved until applicant receives a denial or 6 weeks from receipt of application. Within 6 weeks, MA fails to approve or deny - application is approved.

29 NFP - Amendments May be applied for at any time due to an applicant's change in circumstances, information or routes. Upon receipt of application for amendment: Within 5 business days– must be given a final decision If MA fails to approve or deny within 5 business days, application is considered approved until applicant receives a denial or 10 business days from receipt of application. Within 10 business days, MA fails to approve or deny - application is approved.

30 Enforcement Operating oversize or overweight vehicle without a permit, makes it an illegal vehicle on the highway. Wisconsin State Patrol is extending delayed enforcement for Category farm tractors and Category B IoH until midnight on April 14, 2015.

31 Further information: Website: State Hwy Permit Phone: Contact your dealer for specific equipment details Screen shot of website?

32 This information was prepared by the Education and Outreach Committee of the IoH Study Group, representing Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection, University of Wisconsin Extension/Madison, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Towns Association, Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Custom Operators and Wisconsin Independent Business Agri-Business Coalition.


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