What does a tractor driving test consist of?
What does the test involve? An eyesight test – you need to be able to read a number plate at a distance of more than 20.5m. 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.
What age can you take a tractor test?
Practising driving a tractor or specialist vehicle
You can get a provisional licence for a tractor or specialist vehicle at 16, but you cannot practise driving them on the road until you’re 17. The only exception is when you’re driving to or from your practical driving test.
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.
How do you book your 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.
What is the speed limit for tractors?
The majority of tractors may travel at up to 40 km/h (approximately 25 mph ). However, some tractors built to higher specifications are permitted to be driven at up to 40 mph (around 65 km/h ).
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.
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 a 16 year old drive a gator on the road?
Both licence classes are only possible to hold from the age of seventeen, so to drive it on the road if you are younger is not possible.
Can you drive a tractor at 15?
Children – driving or operating farm machinery
The law says that no child under 13 may drive or ride on tractors and other self-propelled machines used in agriculture. Before allowing children over 13 to operate a tractor, certain conditions must be met.
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.
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.
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.
Do tractors need CVRT?
Does my Fast Tractor require a Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW) ? Your tractor is required to pass a Commercial Vehicle Test once the vehicle is 4 years old and thereafter every 2 years.
Do I need insurance to drive a tractor on the road?
In certain circumstances, there is no legal requirement to insure, MOT or even tax a tractor that is purely used for agricultural purposes on your own land. However, given how important your tractor is to your livelihood and the damage it could do to someone else’s property, tractor insurance is still a very good idea.
Can you rearrange driving test?
If for any reason your circumstances alter, you can change your Driving Test to a different time or date. As long as you change your booking within three clear working days of your original test date you will not have to pay any additional fees.