It is hauled on a vehicle licensed as a natural resource
The vehicle or machinery is being transported by a farm machinery equipment dealer or repairman in making a delivery of
new or used equipment of machinery to the farm of the purchaser; or
The vehicle or machinery is being used in making a pick up and delivery
of such farm machinery or equipment from the farm to a shop or a farm equipment
dealer or repairman for repairs and return to the farm, and
The movement is performed during daylight hours within a radius of fifty
(50) miles of the point of origin thereof and no part of the movement is upon
any highway designed and known as a part of the national system of interstate
and defense highways or any fully controlled access highway facility.
It shall not be
unlawful nor shall it be necessary to obtain a permit to transport round bales
of hay upon any public highway or road that is not a fully controlled highway or
road if the load does not exceed twelve feet (12’) in width.”
Permits may be
issued authorizing the transport of round bales of hay on controlled highways
provided the load does not exceed ten (10’) feet in width. The permit shall be issued without fee or other charge and
shall expire three (3) days after the date of issuance.
for Vehicles Utilized to Transport Compacted Seed Cotton (Arkansas Code
Annotated 27-35-206 and 27-35-208
as defined in subsection (2) of 27-14-207, utilized to transport compacted seed
cotton from the farm to the first point at which such seed cotton shall first
undergo any processing, preparation for processing, or transformation from its
compacted state may operate upon all highways of this state, with the exception
of Federal Interstate Highways, with widths not exceeding one hundred eight
inches (108”) without such special permit, however, such vehicles must be
equipped and operated in compliance with the traffic laws of this state as well
as all safety rules and regulations of the United States Department of
Transportation and the Arkansas State Highway Commission.”
In addition, such vehicles must be equipped and operated with both front
and rear bumpers and signs or placards as provided in Act 69 of l992.
from OVERLENGTH Permit:
limitations shall not apply to vehicles operated in the daytime when
transporting poles, pipes, machinery, or other objects of a structural nature
which cannot readily be dismembered, nor to vehicles transporting objects
operated at nighttime by a public utility, or its agent, or electric/telephone
cooperatives, or their agents, when required for emergency repair of public
facilities or properties or when operated under permit as provided by law.
examples are as follows
If the load is flush or
longer than the trailer (regardless
of the length of trailer) the load is exempted from permit during daylight
If the load is shorter than
the trailer and if the trailer is over 53’6” an oversize permit
is required for the trailer.
If the load is exempted
from a permit, it is exempted
from all requirements of an escort, etc.
Poles, pipes, things of
structural nature or machinery
transported at night are treated as any other
combination of permit load.