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    athertonatherton
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    whats the legal age for a tractor license is it still 16???

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    matty smatty s
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    Sure is bud – Category F. But you can only drive tractors that are under 3 metres wide (i think or around that width anyway) on the road – nothing over. I think  you can apply for the test a month or couple of weeks before your birthday.
     
    Hope that helps.
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    tractordriver99tractordriver99
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     yea its 16, tractor should be less then 2.45 meters wide (although no1 really cares bout that); you can’t pull a trailer with a turntable/dolly;  with out a license you can only drive to and from your test; you apply for your test through the DSA, but be warned there can be a waiting period due to the fact that all paper work for a catogory F license has to be organsied in New Castle apprently. ermm the actual test is fairly simple, turn up at a meeting place to meet your assessor, make sure your insured and the tractor is taxed. He will ask you to check the oil, then drive round in a circuit going left, then in a circuit going right, emergency stop, reverse round a corner, junctions, and thats the main part of it. basicly just remember to look in your mirror, look over your shoulder at your blind spot, signal, and manovere. Then the assessor asks about trailers, 3 point linkage and odds and sods. He will ask you to identify road signs and ask you about 5 questions on genral stuf. He will ask you 2 read a number plate.  and that is the hole test, job done. So just apply for a provisional ASAP and read the highway code, and you’ll pass easy. 

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    canadean farm handcanadean farm hand
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    HAHA no licance needed over here and it can be as big as u wont as long as your 16:)

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    athertonatherton
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    thanks for that mate

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    loftusloftus
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     When you are 16 you are limted to 8ft or 2.45 meters. You can’t drive tracklayers (Crawler) and turntable trailer.

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    jdw7121jdw7121
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    “You can’t drive tracklayers (Crawler)”

    You need a seperate licence for crawlers anyway do you not?

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    loftusloftus
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    Not Sure 

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    matty smatty s
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    They fall into next category so i think you need a HGV or something along that lines!

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    loftusloftus
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    Just looked on DVLA.

    Description

    Category

    Minimum age

    Agricultural tractors

    F

    17*

    Road rollers

    G

    21**

    Tracked vehicles

    H

    21***

    Mowing machine or vehicle controlled by a pedestrian

    K

    16

    Mopeds

    P

    16

    *Age
    16 for tractors less than 2.45m wide, it must only pull trailers less
    than 2.45m wide with two wheels, or four close-coupled

    **Age 17
    for small road-rollers with metal or hard rollers, they must not be
    steam powered, weigh more than 11.69 tonnes or be made for carrying
    loads

    ***Age 17 if the MAM of the tracked vehicle does not exceed 3500kg

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    tractordriver99tractordriver99
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    You don’t need a seperate license for a tracked vehicle, but should be 21 to drive it. Although, no one would police it I shouldn’t think.

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    Cj-Tj
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    This is copied from another post I typed about 18 months ago. Rules are still the same as far as I know;

    Theres a lot of crap been posted here as “Fact” by people who evidely have no idea what their on about. Can I please clear stuff up once and for all. This is as I see the rules and regulations, and it is most peoples interpretation of them. It is not legal advice, however I belive it to be correct.

    At 16 you may take a tractor on the road with L plates. It must have no trailer. It can only be driven to and from a class F driving test, on any road where tractors are legally allowed to go (ie; not motorways.) It must be less than 2.45 meters wide at the widest point. 


    Once you have passed your class F you can drive any tractor PROVIDED it is less than 2.45 meters wide. You may tow a trailer PROVIDED it has 1 or 2 close coupled axels. (so no artics), and it also has to be less than 2.45 meters wide. Any implement can be attached PROVIDED it is less than 2.45 meters wide. An implement means that it has no wheels on the floor while on the road.
     
    At 17 you may take your class B driving test (car) you may also (if not already done the class F test) take any tractor and trailer combination on the road PROVIDED it has L plates. L plates are not needed once you pass class B test. You can tow any trailer behind a tractor as long as the Maximum Autherised Mass (MAM) is less than 24 tonnes, whether you have passed your class B or not.   
     
    Once you have passed your class B test then the tractor does not need L plates but you cannot drive certain machinary (combines, sprayers etc) until you are either 18 or 21 (depends on the machine)
     
    You may also tow a trailer maxium LOADED weight of 750kg behind a car if it has no brakes. You are also allowed to tow a trailer of any weight LESS than that of the towing vehicle as as long as the OUTFIT (ie car and loaded trailer) weighs less than 3.5 tonnes. Eg if you had a 2 tonne LR then you could tow a 1.5 tonne trailer, as long as it is braked. You wouldnt be allowed to tow a 2 tonne trailer (MAM > 3.5t). Equally you wouldnt be allowed to tow a 1.5 tonne trailer behind a 1 tonne car.

    To tow more than the MAM of the car, you need a class B + E licence, which involves a basic reverse and genearal road driving. It costs I belive about 500 with training.   

    You cannot take tracklaying tractors on the road until you have passed a class H test. The exception being a Quadtrack because it is pivot (artic) steering as opposed to steering with the tracks. You need to be 21 to do the class H test I believe.

    As far as getting started, apply for a provisional driving licence and once youve got it book a class F test. You can do this online on the DSA website. http://www.dsa.gov.uk

    http://www.direct.gov.uk for more info, and the full guidelines.

    Saying that “no-one will police” a law is a false economy. You have an accident and are too young or not licenced properlly then your insurace will be cancelled and you will face legal proceedings from the police as well as having to pay for any damage out of your own pocket.

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    athertonatherton
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    does anyone know how much the test cost and any instructer in the warrington area?    btw thanks for all the comments it really helped me.

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    matty smatty s
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    well i think it varies a bit mate. I was looking at it in northumberland and the local ag college were ripping your eyes out, and coming back for the sockets! It cost a bloody fortune!! But i found someone else and they seem to be pretty reasonable. I think it was Dan (not sure) but they said it was about 50? Thats porbz the cheapest you will get i reckon.

    Good luck, hope you got a thick wallet!

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    tractordriver99tractordriver99
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    60 off the top of my head. I just applyed to the DSA as you would for a car driving license.

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