Implements of husbandry

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Implements of husbandry

  1. 1. Agriculture Outreach<br />Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement<br />Iowa Department of Transportation<br />
  2. 2. DISCLAIMER<br />This slide module is intended to summarize commercial Vehicle rules and regulations and is not intended to be used for legal guidance or as a substitute for applicable local, state, and federal statutes. <br />While every attempt has been made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this presentation, it is not a detailed explanation of all applicable local, state and federal statutes.<br />The module is part of a larger presentation and as such is only part of a summary of regulations that may or may not apply to you.<br />By use of this resource, the user agrees the Iowa Department of Transportation assumes no liability or responsibility for the user’s understanding and compliance to the rules and regulations<br />
  3. 3. Implements of husbandry<br />
  4. 4. Implements of husbandry<br />Definitions<br />Farm tractor: Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines and other implements of husbandry.<br />Grain cart: A vehicle with a nonsteerable single or tandem axle designed to move grain.<br />Implement of husbandry: A vehicle or SME manufactured, designed or reconstructed for agricultural purposes and used exclusively <br />in the conduct of agricultural operations<br />
  5. 5. Implements of husbandry<br />Implement rules<br /><ul><li>Self-propelled implements must be operated at 35 mph or less when operated on public roads
  6. 6. Must have reflective device (slow-moving vehicle triangle)
  7. 7. Amber flashing lights required sunset to sunrise
  8. 8. Must yield half of roadway</li></li></ul><li>Implements of husbandry<br />Implement rules<br /><ul><li>No more than three vehicles in a train
  9. 9. Safety chain required between truck and first towed vehicle
  10. 10. Fence-line feeder, grain cart, tank wagon or tracked implement are subject to bridge embargos and weight laws </li></li></ul><li>Contact information<br />Motor Vehicle EnforcementInformation Line<br />800-925-6469<br />E-mail: omve@dot.iowa.gov<br />www.iamvd.com<br />

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