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Testing farmers on Manitoba’s road rules for farm equipment

Testing farmers on Manitoba’s road rules for farm equipment

Harvest time means more farm equipment on the roads

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Harvest equipment is rolling in Manitoba.

Manitoba Agriculture’s Sept. 6 crop report shows farmers in the province have harvested about 15 per cent of crops.

Harvest time means more pieces of farm equipment will be travelling on Manitoba roads.

With that at top of mind, Farms.com created a 10-question quiz to test farmers on how well they know Manitoba’s rules for farm equipment.

1) Drivers in Manitoba require a Class 6 license to operate farm equipment.

True or False?

2) If moving farm equipment exceeding 4.8m in height, approval from Manitoba Hydro and Bell MTS is required.

True or False?

3) Farm equipment doesn’t need insurance if the driver is over 18 years old.

True or False?

4) The maximum allowed speed for farm equipment in Manitoba is 70 km/h.

True or False?

5) A farm equipment operator can use a cellphone by hand if travelling slower than 70 km/h.

True or False?

6) Farm equipment in Manitoba must have at least two red tail lamps.

True or False?

7) If driving farm equipment between noon and 6pm, operators don’t need to wear a seat belt.

True or False?

8) Farm equipment in Manitoba doesn’t require a slow moving vehicle sign because of the higher allowable speed.

True or False?

9) Dealerships and repair shops are responsible for ensuring equipment meets provincial standards.

True or False?

10) New equipment must have all extremity warning lights connected by hard wiring.

True or False?

Be sure to check back when Farms.com reveals the answers later this week.


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