Tractor Test And Licences
Started by tom the ferreter
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Tuesday 3 October 2006 at 17:34
helloi am 16 next month and want to be able to use a tractor leagally on the farm and on the roads what is the score and have you got any infomation on tractor tests? licences0#1000964
Thursday 2 November 2006 at 19:36
I don’t know anything the test details but are hoping to do one soon (after my 16th birthday) Details from anyone else would be apprecieted.
Thursday 2 November 2006 at 20:14
Monday 20 November 2006 at 14:27
as good s it sounds you will be restricted to what you can drive and do. you cant drive in restricted areas such as 30 and 40 mph zones. you have to keep L plates up like on a scooter. Don’t quote me but i’m nearly sure your total gross weight will be around 6.5 – 7 ton. even when you pass the car test you are still limited to a trailer weight of 750 kg. In order to drive a tractor and trailer with gross weight 25 ton (eg TM140 with 14 ton sialge trailer full) you have to do you car test then the car trailer test.
crap as it sounds thats the law. trust me I had the points on my liscence from when i was younger to prove it.
Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 17:55
Im 16 early next year and hoping to do my cat F test to enable me to drive tractors legally on the road – All being well. I have read the comments accosiated with this post thing and was wondering is it really true that the max gross weight has to be less than 7 tonnes and various other tests are needed to drive a tractor and trailer combination?
Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 20:09
well im 16 taking my tset soon borrwed a trctor of the farm so i will take it as soon as i get the money tom
Wednesday 22 November 2006 at 20:19
I am sorry to stick my oar in but 4 years ago when I took my tractor test (God that makes me feel old) me and my then employer rang his insurance company the DVLA and the traffic division of the county police and asked what the restrictions where and all 3 gave near enough the same response that I couldnt drive anything, tow or carry anything wider than 2.45 meters that I could only tow single or twin axle close coupled trailers not 5 wheel trailers and I cold not drive any self propelled machines on public highways e.g. combine sprayer but I could drive a loadall providing a had a valid certificate you can drive any agricultural vehicle with the limits of 2.45 meters and you only have to display L plates on the way to test and if you fail someone else needs to drive the tractor home for you. I cant guarantee any of this is gospel but thats what we were told 4 years ago if you have any more question e-mail me on email@example.com
Friday 24 November 2006 at 19:25
Does anyone know anything else about driving after the test in a restricted zone, ie 30mph. Is it not allowed, are their exceptions, or is it true at all?
Saturday 25 November 2006 at 13:04
your only allowed to drive in a restricted zone on the way to or from the test. This is the car test. People get this confused with the tractor test. You cannot drive a tractor in a resricted zone unless you have passed the car test. In order to pull a tractor and trailer up to 24 ton gross weight you must have the B+E on your liscence. this is the car and trailer test. without this all you are allowed is a trailer with a total weight of 750kg.
this is fact. we get away with it as there a re that many loopholes and grey areas and the police aren’t really sure what there on about
Sunday 3 December 2006 at 22:47
i was told that when u get to the age of 21 u can pull any trailer u want with a tractor if u have your B+E liecene anyway. and i no u r only restricted from controlled zones such as 30mph in ireland
Monday 4 December 2006 at 13:18
So in England + Scotland driving in restricted zone after the categary F test is fine?
Tuesday 5 December 2006 at 16:55
thanks for all ur help im now 16 have been putting in hours in the tractor im starting tonight to apply for my provisonal and ive asked the farm owner if i can use the tractor he says no probs got a form from the dsa ive just got to book the test the tractor im starting with is big but is just under the width limit of 2.45 its a massey ferguson 8110 and also can i got out on the road with l plates on with a mate of mine who has passed his test to give me some lesson ?
thanks a lot will post more when i get more tom
Tuesday 5 December 2006 at 23:45
Im sure once you have ur car test (at17) u rnt limited to any trailers behind a tractor, aslong as ur wole yolk weighs less than 24ton. no such thing as restricted zones in scotland/england. u arent ment to drive anything wider than it could b 2.45m or 3m not sure until ur over 21, same goes 4 self propelds ie combines and tracked machines 2. main thing is to avoid giving the cops an excuse to stop you! between 16-17 is a grey area, wen i was ur age, 7 years ago i didnt think ther was much benifit to siting a tractor test, I couldnt do the few road jobs that we were doin then so i just waited til i was 17, not that i didnt chance it on the road a few times with no ticket at all!
Thursday 7 December 2006 at 19:52
I am 17 and hold a full UK driving license. During the summer i was running grain from the field to the store. I dont hold a B+E entitlement but didnt think this would be a problem as i am driving a tractor and not a car?? The law seems very vague in this area and wondered if someone could shed some light on the scene?? also are there any weight limits until i get to 21 or width limits??
Tuesday 12 December 2006 at 15:24
no u aint restricted in england and wales
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