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 02-14-2001, 13:23 Post: 24229
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Would anyone know the rules for operating a compact tractor on public roads? Preferably Maine law, but a general idea of other locales is fine. I know about the SMV emblem but cannot find anything about distances one can travel and any registration requirements.Thanks






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 02-14-2001, 14:40 Post: 24231
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Other than the SMV, and obvious limits as to lighting, length, width, and weight that apply to ANYTHING on the road, the only real restrictions that I have seen anywhere are basically the 'rule of common sense'. There are obvoius exceptions of course, I'm sure we all heard about the 80+ year old man who drove his 18hp JD lawn tractor 750 miles to visit a dying friend two years ago (who by the way made quite a bit of money thanks to the clever marketing gurus at JD). Check with your local police or DOT, I'm sure they can set you straight. Best of luck.






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 02-14-2001, 15:29 Post: 24232
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I agree with Murf. Since I was a big city cop instead of state patrol or rural officer, I didn't have occasion to be concerned with the topic of tractors on roads much, but awhile back I did a little checking on the State of Texas web site and there are hundreds of sections of the traffic code that mention tractors and agricultural equipment (lots of technicalities of course), but I think what it boils down to is have the SMV, don't go over 25 mph, don't drive drunk, have lights on the tractor, and stay off the Interstate, and you can do darned near anything you want to. Laughing out loud As a practical matter, I've never known of an officer stopping a tractor on the road for anything (although I'm sure it must have happened at times somewhere).






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 02-14-2001, 16:05 Post: 24235
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Michigan law is much like Bird stated about Texas. I am a State Patrolman (but only for the next 7 months)and I have stopped tractors mostly for a lack of SMV signs. I did arrest one tractor driver for drunk driving. It was his third offense and he went to prison. It's really difficult to get a beligerent drunk on a tractor to stop!






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 02-14-2001, 16:30 Post: 24236
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Here in Tennessee, what with all the farms if we couldn't drive tractors on the blacktop, we'd be in a world of hurt. SMV & lites are the only requirements we have. My boomer has orange flashers I use too. Good Luck.
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 02-15-2001, 05:50 Post: 24252
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It's not a rule, but I thought about a rear view mirror. I travel 10 miles on a major 2-lane highway that carries a lot of wide-load transport traffic. I have to go back and forth between gravel shoulders and the pavement, because the shoulders are often eroded. I think it's unrealistic to expect a loaded transport to accommodate a 12mph tractor on the pavement--SMV sign or not. With hills and curves--that's just an accident waiting to happen. So, I keep careful track of traffic overtaking me and make sure that I am able to take to the shoulder. I also suspect that two wide-load transports from opposite directions and me wouldn't fit on the road at the same point on some bridges. So, I make sure that I'm not going to be on any bridge along with several transports. Anyway, my highway driving takes a lot of looking front and back. Sometimes I think my head is swiveling around like some guy getting beaten-up in a martial arts movie. A rear view might help.

The thing to recognize here is that loaded transports don't exactly stop on dimes. You have to assume that transport drivers will recognize situations that may become accidents and take appropriate action. However, it's best not to put a transport driver, or any other driver for that matter, in a position of having to avoid a tractor. The rules may give me the right, but I just don't want to depend on a SMV sign to insure my life and limb. An even better solution might be to find a route of snowmobile trails and old logging roads that would keep me off the highway.






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 02-15-2001, 06:51 Post: 24253
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TomG, even though I normally only drive my tractor on farm to market and county roads, that's exactly the reason I put a rear view mirror on my tractor; didn't have one on the last tractor and sure got tired of turning back and forth trying to keep a watch out for traffic coming from behind.






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RJC, I'm retired from Hancock Cty. Sheriff's Dept. As you know living in Maine, this is a rural area and the only thing I can think of off hand is the SMV sign. One should have lights but there are numerous older tractors around here without them, If not driven at night it's ok, stay as far to the left as practial. Of course, as all the other posters have said, common sense goes a long way. David






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RJC, sorry for the second post. (forgot) Go to the link below it will help.
Most of these type of Laws are covered under Title 29A, Section 1900 and up.
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Larry in MI, e-mail me, I wanna know if you are in the 6th district?






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