If you or your business use agricultural vehicles, they may require a different licence and may even be exempt from vehicle tax. Vehicle driving licences are categorised by type of vehicle and also vary according to the weight of the vehicle. However, most agricultural tractors mounted on wheels can be driven on the public highway by anyone who has passed a car driving test.
Licensing requirements for farm vehicles
Under special licensing arrangements, you are allowed to drive larger vehicles on your farm without holding a LGV driving licence entitlement.
If you drive a larger vehicle, the maximum authorised mass – ie the total weight of the vehicle plus the maximum load it can carry – will determine which driving licence entitlement you require, for example:
- 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes requires a category C1 licence
- more than 7.5 tonnes requires a category C licence
You must be at least 18 years of age to drive a vehicle weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, and 21 years of age to drive a vehicle over 7.5 tonnes.
Our highly experienced team will help you in all above cases, leaving your mind focused on what’s most important – your business.
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