Red tape on heavy farm vehicles out of touch
THE current state-based red tape for heavy agricultural vehicles needs to be removed and a practical national notice introduced, says national grain farmers representative group GrainGrowers.
Individual state notices and rules governing the movement of heavy farm machinery on public roads are out of touch with the size of modern equipment. A major survey of farmers by GrainGrowers over recent months investigated the dimensions and configurations of the heavy vehicle fleet operating in the grains industry. More than 800 farmers across the country participated in the survey.
“Grower feedback from around the country and our recent survey show some limits need to be increased to accommodate the current fleet,” GrainGrowers chief executive officer David McKeon said.