When moving agricultural equipment (implements of husbandry), the four methods of movement may be as follows:
- Towed Behind Farm Tractor
- Towed behind licensed truck or truck tractor
- Towed behind a licensed truck or truck tractor on a trailer
- Towed Behind Farm Tractor
When a farm tractor is towing an implement of husbandry for farm purposes including repair, current regulations exempt the vehicle from width limitations. However, legal length and height limits apply, and permits for exceeding these are required.
- Towed Behind a Licensed Truck or Truck Tractor
When an implement dealer tows an implement of husbandry to or from a farmer, or when farmers do this themselves, they are not required to have a permit for exceeding the normal allowable width (2.60 m). They are subject to meeting the height and length provisions the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation (M.R 575/88), and obtaining a permit for exceeding these dimensions.
Note: Dealer to dealer moves require overwidth permits, and are subject to the standard conditions pertaining to the movement of oversize loads. Escort vehicles are required when a load is over 4.6m in width in these situations.
When a farmer operates a self-propelled implement of husbandry or farm tractor on a highway for agricultural purposes, or repair, it is not required to have a permit for exceeding the normal allowable width (2.60 m). This also applies to movements between dealers and farmers. The move is however subject to length and/or height restrictions, and permits for exceeding these are required.
- Towed behind a Truck or Truck Tractor on a Trailer
When an over-dimensional implement of husbandry is loaded on a trailer and is being moved to or from a farmer, a permit is required. This type of movement is subject to all applicable over-dimensional permit policies. However, there is a concession made respecting the use of escort vehicles. Loads up to 6.10m in width are only required to have escort vehicles when they protrude over the centreline of the road. On a two-lane highway, this escort must lead the truck and load. On a four lane divided highway, if the load protrudes over the centreline of the two lanes, the escort must follow the load. If at any point in time the load protrudes into the adjacent lane, an escort vehicle is required.
NOTE: The information on this web page should be used as a guide only.
Information contained in this website is of a general nature only and should not be considered a legal authority. The reader's interpretation and application of this information shall be the reader's sole responsibility. It is the responsibility of the motor carrier to consult the regulations for the exact requirements before transporting loads
Please refer to Manitoba Regulation 575/88 as amended, from time to time for specific details on legal size weights and dimensions control.
Escort vehicles must be equipped as per Part IX of the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation (M.R. 575/88)
Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961 for your specific permit requirements.
Questions concerning the lighting requirements and marking requirements on agricultural equipment should be directed to Vehicle Standards and Inspections at 1-(204) 945-4603.