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Agricultural vehicles guide

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

A guide for agricultural vehicles and their safe and legal use on New Zealand roads.

Applies to these vehicles:

  • Agricultural tractors (including implements which are transported on tractors such as front-end loaders and mowers mounted on a three-point linkage).
  • Agricultural trailers (including loader wagons, ploughs and rakes with their own road wheels). 
  • Self-drive agricultural machines (including combines, forage and grape harvesters, pea and corn harvesters, telescopic handlers, log harvesting equipment).

Topics include:

  • Vehicle registration and licensing
  • Road user charges (RUC)
  • Key vehicle safety issues such as being a slow, large vehicle with projecting parts, towing connections and lighting
  • Warrants and certificates of fitness (WoF/ CoF)
  • Driver licensing
  • Transport service licence (TSL)
  • Work time and logbook requirements
  • Fatigue management.


Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: February 2017
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-41917-7 (online)