2007 California Vehicle Code Chapter 6. Size, Weight And Load Of Implements Of Husbandry .. 36600-36627

CA Codes (veh:36600-36627)

VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 36600-36627



36600.  (a) The limitations as to width as set forth in Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 35100) of Division 15 do not apply to
implements of husbandry incidentally operated, transported, towed, or
otherwise moved over a highway.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), when an implement of
husbandry is transported or moved over a highway which is a part of
the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as referred
to in Section 108 of the Federal-aid Highway Act of 1956) as a load
on another vehicle, if the load exceeds 102 inches in width, the
vehicle and load shall not be operated for a distance in excess of 25
miles from the point of origin of the trip.  The operator of the
transporting vehicle shall be a farmer or a person regularly employed
by a farmer or farm corporation, and the operator transporting the
load shall have in his or her immediate possession a writing signed
by the farmer or farm corporation agent which states the origin and
destination of the trip.
   (c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), when an implement of
husbandry is transported or moved over any other highway as a load on
another vehicle, if the load exceeds 120 inches in width, the
vehicle and load shall not be operated for a distance in excess of 25
miles from the point of origin of the trip.  The operator of the
transporting vehicle shall be a farmer or a person employed by a
farmer or farm corporation, and the operator transporting the load
shall have in his or her immediate possession a writing signed by the
farmer or farm corporation agent which states the origin and
destination of the trip.



36605.  The limitations as to width, as set forth in Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 35100) of Division 15, do not apply to any
trailer or semitrailer, including lift carriers and tip-bed trailers,
used exclusively for the transportation of implements of husbandry
or tools used exclusively for the production or harvesting of
agricultural products by farmers or implement dealers, except as
follows:
   (1) With respect to any trailer or semitrailer transporting a
grain-harvesting combine, that vehicle shall not exceed a width of
144 inches.
   (2) With respect to any other vehicle described in this section,
that vehicle, or the load on that vehicle when that load consists of
tools, shall not exceed a width  of 120 inches.
   (3) With respect to any trailer or semitrailer described in
subdivision (c) of Section 36005, that vehicle, when towed upon a
highway shall not exceed a width of 174 inches and shall be subject
to subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 36600.



36606.  (a) The limitations as to width, as set forth in Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 35100) of Division 15, do not apply to
automatic bale wagons while operated as specified in Section 36102,
except that such vehicles or the load thereon may not exceed 120
inches in width.
   (b) This section shall have no application to highways which are a
part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as
referred to in subdivision (a) of Section 108 of the Federal-Aid
Highway Act of 1956).



36610.  (a) The limitations as to height of vehicles contained in
Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 35250) of Division 15 do not apply
to implements of husbandry incidentally operated, transported,
towed, or otherwise moved over a highway.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), when an implement of
husbandry is transported or moved over a highway as a load on another
vehicle and the load exceeds 14 feet in height, the vehicle and load
shall not be operated for a distance in excess of 25 miles from the
point of origin of the trip.  The operator of the transporting
vehicle shall be a farmer or a person regularly employed by a farmer
or farm corporation, and the operator transporting the vehicle shall
have in his or her immediate possession a writing signed by the
farmer or farm corporation agent which states the origin and
destination of the trip.


36615.  The limitations as to length of vehicles contained in
Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 35400) do not apply to implements
of husbandry operated or moved over a highway incidental to
agricultural operations.  Notwithstanding Section 36626, when an
implement of husbandry is operated in a combination of vehicles that
exceeds the length requirements of Section 35401, the combination is
limited to two vehicles in tandem.



36625.  The provisions of Section 21715 do not apply to any vehicle
drawing or towing unladen implements of husbandry.



36626.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 21715, a motor
truck with an unladen weight of not less than 3,500 pounds and a
gross weight of not less than 4,200 pounds may tow a combination of
two cotton trailers operated on the highways for the exclusive
purpose of transporting cotton from a farm to a cotton gin and
returning the empty trailers to such farm.  Extra weight or ballast
may be added to meet the requirements of this section and shall be in
the form of 100-pound bags of sand.



36627.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 21715, a
motortruck with an unladen weight of not less than 3,500 pounds and a
gross weight of not less than 4,200 pounds may tow a combination of
two almond trailers operated on the highways for the exclusive
purpose of transporting almonds from a farm to an almond huller and
returning the empty trailers to such farm.  Extra weight or ballast
may be added to meet the requirements of this section and shall be in
the form of 100-pound bags of sand.

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