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Answering questions about Alberta’s ag equipment road rules

Answering questions about Alberta’s ag equipment road rules

How many did you answer correctly?

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

A recent Farms.com article asked Alberta farmers 10 questions about the province’s rules when it comes to farm equipment.

Here are the correct responses to the questions, which can be found in the Safe Transportation of Farm Equipment in Alberta document.

1) Tractors and self-propelled implements should have at least three but no more than seven head lamps visible from the front.

This is false.

Tractors and self-propelled implements should have at least two but not more than four head lamps.

2) Towed implements must have at least three red tail lamps.

This is false.

These pieces of equipment must have at least two red tail lamps.

3) If you need to move a load that is 5.3 metres (17.5 feet) or taller on a road or highway, you must contact the local electric utility company for an escort.

This is true.

4) Alberta’s distracted driving laws don’t apply to farm equipment.

This is false.

5) Turn signals are mandatory on farm equipment in Alberta.

This is false.

6) Alberta no longer requires slow-moving vehicle signs on farm equipment traveling less than 40 km/hr.

This is false.

7) If the width of farm equipment exceeds 3.85 metres, pilot vehicles are:

They are recommended.

8) If a piece of equipment is more than 2.6 metres (8.5 feet) high, warning lights must mark the widest part of the implement.

This is true.

9) Farmers can use flood lamps or general service lamps on public roads.

This is false.

These lights are only to be used to illuminate the machine or field work.

10) Farm equipment must have a rear-view mirror.

This is true.


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