You need to know how to check a tractor for tyres, brakes, oils and lights, so get accustomed to the tractor you’re doing the test in. Before you start the engine, adjust the seat and mirrors, check the handbrake is on and make sure it’s in neutral. The hand throttle should not be used during the test.
How do I book a tractor test?
You can book online, by visiting the government website, where you can also find your nearest test centre. Alternatively, you can call the DSA booking line, 0300 200 1122.
Do you need to take a test to drive a tractor?
The F category is automatically acquired when a car driving test is passed – it is an entitlement that that is linked to the car category B. With a category B licence a driver gets the entitlement to drive a car and also gets the entitlement to drive a tractor. Take a stand-alone tractor test.
When can I take my tractor test?
Want to take your tractor test? Most young farmers want to crack on and be safe and legal to drive tractors on the road as soon as they can! You can do your Category F Tractor Test from age 16, or you can wait until you pass your car driving test at 17.
How do I get my tractor Licence in Ireland?
To drive a tractor you must have a category W licence, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The minimum age at which you may apply for a category W licence is 16. Furthermore the RSA says any vehicle used in a public place must be covered by third party insurance as required by legislation.
How long does a tractor test take?
How long does the test take? Depending on the location and examiner, it can take from 20 minutes to an hour to complete your test. Make sure you book enough time off school or work.
Can you drive a tractor without a Licence?
This is a legal requirement. In addition, general health and safety requirements apply when using a tractor off the road. It is an offence to operate a vehicle without a valid goods vehicle operator’s licence if one is required.
What tractors can you drive at 16?
To be fully legal on the road, your 16-year old can only drive the following: A tractor with a width of less than 2.45m. Most tractors of more than 150hp and/or built in the past 20 years are likely to be wider than that. A trailer that has a maximum width of 2.45m (See above).
What is a Category H Licence?
Category H is the entitlement you require if you wish to drive a tracked vehicle that is steered by means of it’s tracks on the road. If you require your Category H licence then you must first pass a test for a vehicle in Category B (Car). This is so that you can obtain the provisional Category H entitlement.
Can tractors drive on roads?
While a tractor’s natural habitat may be in a farm field, many people ask: Are tractors allowed on the road? It’s a valid question as the often slow-moving machines can take up a lot of space on two-lane public pavement. The simple answer is, yes, they are allowed.
How far can I drive a tractor on the road?
There is no set distance limit on how far a tractor can travel so long as it fulfills the criteria above. However, an agricultural tractor is defined as one which cannot exceed 25mph. As this high-speed tractor will travels at speeds greater than 25mph it may not fit the classification of an agricultural tractor.
What is a Category B Licence?
The category B licence lets you drive a motor vehicle with a maximum weight of up to 3,500kg, it can’t have more than eight passenger seats. If you want to use a trailer the most it can weigh without additional hassle is 750kg.
What can I drive with a normal car Licence?
Driving licence categories: What can I drive with a standard licence?
- If you’ve passed your standard driving test, you’re allowed to drive the following vehicles:
- You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg Maximum authorised mass – or MAM for short.
Can a 13 year old drive a tractor?
Nobody under the age of 16 years is permitted to drive a vehicle on the road. However, between the ages of 13 and 16, a young person can legally drive a tractor during agricultural, horticultural or forestry field operations.
Can you drive a minibus on a car Licence?
There are special licensing arrangements allowing you to drive minibuses and buses without holding the higher Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving licence entitlement. Drivers of minibuses having nine to 16 passenger seats will need to hold a PCV licence category D1 or a category D licence to drive larger buses.
What Licence do I need for a Unimog?
you must be 17 & have your full “B” car licence if it is an agricultural tractor.