2018 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 3 - Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment
Chapter 36 - Lighting Regulations
Subchapter 2 - Lighting Requirements Generally
§ 27-36-219. Lamps on farm tractors and equipment

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-36-219 (2018)
  • (a)

    • (1) Every farm tractor and every self-propelled farm equipment unit or implement of husbandry not equipped with an electric lighting system shall, at all times mentioned in § 27-36-204, be equipped with at least one (1) lamp displaying a white light visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the front of that vehicle.

    • (2) They shall also be equipped with at least one (1) lamp displaying a red light visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear of the vehicle.

  • (b) Every self-propelled unit of farm equipment not equipped with an electric lighting system shall, at all times mentioned in § 27-36-204, in addition to the lamps required in subsection (a) of this section, be equipped with two (2) red reflectors visible from all distances within six hundred feet (600') to one hundred feet (100') to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps.

  • (c) Every combination of farm tractor and towed unit of farm equipment or implement of husbandry not equipped with an electric lighting system shall, at all times mentioned in § 27-36-204, be equipped with the following lamps:

    • (1) At least one (1) lamp mounted to indicate, as nearly as practicable, the extreme left projection of the combination and displaying a white light visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the front of the combination; and

    • (2) Two (2) lamps each displaying a red light visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear of the combination or, as an alternative, at least one (1) lamp displaying a red light visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear and two (2) red reflectors visible from all distances within six hundred feet (600') to one hundred feet (100') to the rear when illuminated by the upper beams of headlamps.

  • (d)

    • (1) Every farm tractor and every self-propelled unit of farm equipment or implement of husbandry equipped with an electric lighting system shall, at all times mentioned in § 27-36-204, be equipped with two (2) single-beam or multiple-beam headlamps meeting the requirements of § 27-36-210 or § 27-36-212 and at least one (1) red lamp visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear.

    • (2) Every self-propelled unit of farm equipment, other than a farm tractor, shall have two (2) red lamps or, as an alternative, one (1) red lamp and two (2) red reflectors visible from all distances within six hundred feet (600') to one hundred feet (100') when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps.

  • (e) Every combination of farm tractor and towed farm equipment or towed implement of husbandry equipped with an electric lighting system shall at all times mentioned in § 27-36-204 be equipped with lamps as follows:

    • (1) The farm tractor element of every such combination shall be equipped as required in subsection (d) of this section;

    • (2) The towed unit of farm equipment or implement of husbandry element of the combination shall be equipped with two (2) red lamps visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear or, as an alternative, two (2) red reflectors visible from all distances within six hundred feet (600') to one hundred feet (100') to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps; and

    • (3) These combinations shall also be equipped with a lamp displaying a white or amber light, or any shade of color between white and amber, visible when lighted from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear.

  • (f)

    • (1) The lamps and reflectors required in this section shall be so positioned as to show from front and rear, as nearly as practicable, the extreme projection of the vehicle carrying them on the side of the roadway used in passing the vehicle.

    • (2) If a farm tractor, or a unit of farm equipment, whether self-propelled or towed, is equipped with two (2) or more lamps or reflectors visible from the front or two (2) or more lamps or reflectors visible from the rear, the lamps or reflectors shall be so positioned that the extreme projections both to the left and to the right of the vehicle shall be indicated as nearly as practicable.

  • (g)

    • (1) Every vehicle, including animal-drawn vehicles and vehicles referred to in §§ 27-36-102 and 27-37-102 not specifically required by the provisions of this subchapter to be equipped with lamps or other lighting devices, shall, at all times specified in § 27-36-204, be equipped with at least one (1) lamp displaying a white light visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the front of the vehicle.

    • (2) Those vehicles shall also be equipped with two (2) lamps displaying a red light visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear of the vehicle or, as an alternative, one (1) lamp displaying a red light visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear and two (2) red reflectors, visible for distances of one hundred feet (100') to six hundred feet (600') to the rear when illuminated by the upper beams of headlamps.

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