Modes of Transportation – Using Farm Machinery Wider than 2.6 metres

Farm Machinery: Common Sense

Operating farm machinery or a combination of farm vehicles wider than 2.6 m is subject to certain rules and requires common sense. Other road users may pass farm machinery in certain circumstances only.

Farm machinery operators

Make sure that headlights and lights are working properly

Owners and operators of farm machinery or combinations of farm vehicles wider than 2.6 m must make sure that their warning devices work properly and comply with regulatory requirements and the Highway Safety Code.

Before turning, make sure nobody is trying to pass you

If your vehicle is not equipped with turn signal lights, you must signal your intentions with your arm and make sure that you are able to turn safely, both for your sake and the sake of others.

If you fail to comply with this obligation, you could be fined $30, plus fees.

Be careful of what you carry from the fields to the road

Clean your wheels as soon as possible when going from your fields to a public roadway.

If you fail to comply with this obligation, you could be fined $60, plus fees.

Other road users

Passing farm machinery

To pass farm machinery, you may encroach upon:

  • a solid single line
  • a solid double line
  • a double line with one solid line and one broken line

However, you may do so only if:

  • you can carry out the passing manoeuvre without endangering other road users