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Manitoba farmers: Do you know the rules of the road for farm equipment? by Diego Flammini (Aug 30, 2017)

Manitoba farmers: Do you know the rules of the road for farm equipment?

Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Farms.com

Farms.com has tested farmers in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan on the road rules for farm equipment in their respective provinces.

Now it’s time for farmers in Manitoba to be quizzed.

1. If a farmer operates a tractor or other self propelled-piece of equipment on a Manitoba road for the purposes of traveling to a repair facility, he/she requires a permit for exceeding the legal allowable width (2.60 m).

True or False

2. Tractors must have an odometer.

True or False

3. If driving a tractor across a bridge, you must lay down planks wide and thick enough to protect the surface of the bridge.

True or False

4. The maximum speed on a road for farm equipment in Manitoba is:

80 km/h
40 km/h
70 km/h
None of the above

5. You don’t need a driver’s license to operate farm equipment.

True or False

6. If driving farm equipment after 8:00 p.m., you don’t need to wear a seatbelt.

True or False

7. You must have a minimum of a Class 5I (Intermediate Stage) license to operate a tractor or piece of farm equipment.

True or False

8. If your equipment or load is higher than 4.15 m (13 ft. 7 in.), you must acquire a permit from Manitoba Infrastructure.

True or False

9. You’re allowed to smoke inside your farm equipment if someone under 16 is travelling with you.

True or False

10. You may use your cellphone to make an emergency phone call.

True or False

Be sure to check back tomorrow when Farms.com reveals the correct responses and explanations.



 
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