Town of Rockland

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Implements of Husbandry/Commercial Agricultural Vehicles

On November 3, 2014, the Town Board of the Town of Rockland adopted a motion to abide by 2013 Wisconsin Act 377 which sets new weight and length limits for Implements of Husbandry (hereinafter referred to as IoH) and Agricultural Commercial Vehicles (hereinafter referred to as Ag CMV).

Under Wisconsin Act 377, vehicles defined as IoH and Ag CMVs (CLICK HERE for Ag CMV definition and CLICK HERE for IoH definition) are allowed to operate at approximately 15 percent higher weight limits than previously allowed, or 92,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and 23,000 pounds per axle, dependent on the number of axles and axle spacing. Such vehicles are still subject to seasonal or special weight limit postings.

Wisconsin Act 377 was further revised by ACT 15, which took effect on April 30, 2015.  Please go to http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/agri-eq-veh/default.aspx to learn more about these changes.

The Town of Rockland will be using the weight limit table (CLICK HERE), established by the state, when reviewing an application. Below is a list of guidelines to assist in determining whether a permit is required and if so, how and where to apply for a permit.

Step 1
Determine if a Permit is Required:

An IoH/Ag CMV permit is required if:

  1. The IoH or Ag CMV exceeds the length and/or weight listed below; and
  2. The IoH or Ag CMV will be using a town road to travel on.

IoH length limit:

Single Vehicle
      • A permit is required if the vehicle exceeds 60 feet
Two Vehicle Combination
      • A permit is required if the two vehicle combination exceeds 100 feet
Three Vehicle Combination
      • A permit is required if the three vehicle combination exceeds 70 feet and will travel at
        speeds exceeding 25 mph

NOTE: A permit is not required if the three vehicle combination does not exceed 100 feet in length, will travel at a speed not to exceed 25 mph on the roadway, and does not exceed the weight limit restrictions.

Ag CMV length limit:

Single Vehicle
      • A permit is required if the vehicle exceeds 45 feet
Two Vehicle Combination
      • A permit is required if the two vehicle combination exceeds 70 feet
Three Vehicle Combination
      • A permit is required if the combination is for Ag CMV pulling two IoH or 2 empty
        pressurized tanks or 2 empty trailers and the three vehicle combination or train
        exceeds 70 feet and will travel at speeds exceeding 25 mph

NOTE: A permit is not required if the three vehicle combination does not exceed 100 feet in length, will travel at a speed not to exceed 25 mph on the roadway, and does not exceed the weight limit restrictions.

IoH/AG CMV weight:

A permit is required if the gross vehicle weight of the IoH or Ag CMV exceeds 92,000 pounds or the maximum axle weight exceeds 23,000 pounds. CLICK HERE to view table and details.

EXEMPTION: A category B IoH: CLICK HERE for Category B definition

  1. Is exempt from the 23,000 pound axle weight limit but not from the 92,000 pound gross vehicle weight limit.
  2. Is exempt from gross vehicle weight and axle weight limits when operating between fields and operated on the highway for a distance of 1/2 mile or less

NOTE: ALL vehicles MUST OBEY seasonal or special weight limit postings or bridge postings.

 

Step 2
Apply for a Permit:

If the IoH or Ag CMV exceeds the length and/or weight limits noted above, then a permit must be submitted and approved by the Town of Rockland prior to traveling on any of the Town’s roads. No fee is required for this permit.

CLICK HERE for a No Fee Permit for all Self-Propelled, Towed or Attached IoH and Ag CMV
   

To complete the application you will need to know and provide:

  • Maximum gross motor vehicle weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination in operation mode.
  • Maximum axle weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination in operation mode.
  • Distance between each individual axle (to qualify as an individual axle – there must be more than 42 inches from the previous axle).
  • Axle gauge, which is measured from the center of the left tire (or center of a group of tires) to the center of the right tire (or center of a group of tires). Typically, a standard vehicle has an axle gauge of six feet. IoH axle gauges vary. Axle gauge has significant impact in how vehicle weight is distributed on bridges.
  • For more assistance on measuring axle gauge, please CLICK HERE.
  • A vehicle identification number and a license plate number.
  • A listing or map of the roadways that may be potentially traveled on under the permit.

NOTE: In the Fleet Number box located under Part B, please include the Vehicle Identification Number and license plate number (if there is one) of the vehicle. If the application is not fully completed, it will be sent back to the Applicant.

Each IoH or Ag CMV is required to have its own permit. Permits are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. Permits must be formally amended during that time period if there are any changes to the circumstances or information, including a change in the listing or map of roadways to be traveled, provided in the application.

 

Step 3
Submit Completed Application or Amendments to:

By Mail: Jann Charette, Town Clerk
Town of Rockland
1712 Bob-Bea-Jan Road
De Pere, WI 54115
Electronically: jcharette@townofrockland.org

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Chairman Dennis Cashman at (920) 336-7814 or go to http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/agri-eq-veh/default.aspx for more information.

 

Application Review:

By statute, the Town of Rockland has up to three weeks from receipt of application to provide a final decision on the application. Any denial of a no fee permit will be provided in writing to the Applicant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
       
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