A farm vehicle is defined as a truck or truck tractor determined by PennDOT to be exclusively used for agricultural purposes. Examples include pick-up trucks, grain trucks, tanker trucks and cattle trucks.
Farm vehicles are not farm machinery and equipment. The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code designates those vehicles as "implements of husbandry," when used on the farm. Different rules apply to farm vehicles than to implements of husbandry. See the related links below to find out more information on what may apply to implements of husbandry.
Farm vehicles are not passenger vehicles. Since farm vehicles only include trucks and truck tractors, cars and passenger vans do not qualify as farm vehicles.
IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY
An implement of husbandry is farm equipment exclusively designed and used for agricultural purposes. Implements of husbandry primarily include farm equipment that a farmer uses for his or her own farm. Examples of implements of husbandry include tractors, grain haulers, front end loaders, hay bailers and other agricultural implements.
Farm equipment used by businesses that commercially provide agricultural services to farms fall under the category of "commercial implements of husbandry." Some examples of commercial implements of husbandry include manure spreaders, fertilizers/sprayers and grain grinders.
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SHARING THE ROAD WITH FARM VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT
Refer to the following links for safety information regarding farm vehicles and equipment: