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When you're driving along on rural roads in New York State, you are very likely to come upon farm equipment. It moves slow, takes up space, and annoys you. It's perfectly normal to wonder if this farm equipment even belongs on the road when it's supposed to be out in the fields. Is it supposed to be towed?
Can Someone Drive Farm Equipment on Public Roads?
Yes. It is perfectly legal for a farmer to drive his equipment on the roads around his farm. Many farms have land on both sides of the road or even a few miles away from the barn and house. What if their land is separated by someone else's property? They have to get to it somehow, right? Any equipment used for agricultural purposes is considered farm equipment and can be driven on public roads.
What Laws Must Farm Equipment Follow When on Public Roads?
The following rules must be followed when operating farm equipment on public roads:
When Must Farm Equipment Be Towed By Equipment Movers?
If a piece of farm equipment doesn't fulfill of the requirements above then it must be hauled to a location using heavy equipment movers. Let's say a farmer purchases a new piece of equipment from a company a 100 miles away and needs to get to the farm. That farmer can't just drive the new equipment along the highway to the farm. It must be delivered on a truck bed. Some local laws require certain farm equipment to be hauled on a truck because it is too dangerous on the roads. Check your locals laws if you are unsure.
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