When moving agricultural equipment on a highway, you will need to know the type of equipment covered, as well as situations requiring a permit as well as restrictions, when escort vehicles are required and designated highways. There may be times when you do not require a permit to haul farm machinery This depends on the type of equipment being moved, as well as the time of day and the highway you’re using.
The following are considered farm equipment:
- tilling equipment
- manure spreaders
This definition does not include items used for shelter/storage of agricultural products, such as:
- grain bins
- hopper bottoms or cones
- livestock shelters
Transporting Oversized Sprayers
When farm equipment is being towed or is self-propelled:
When farm equipment is loaded on a vehicle or dollies and travels on any provincial highway (exceeding 2.6 m or 8.6 ft wide).
- on a designated highway and protrudes into the oncoming lane for a two lane highway,
- on a highway and protrudes into the passing lane for a four lane highway, or
- at night (between sunset and sunrise) on a non-designated highway.
Single trip permits are available if machinery exceeds the maximum size limits up to an unlimited amount. If over 7.3m in width, route approval is required. If over 5.18 m in height, permits are subject to clearance of vertical structures and utilities (ex. power lines).
If the machinery is partially loaded on a dolly, and is also running on its own wheels, it is considered towed farm equipment, and follows the permit guidelines for towed farm equipment.
For a permit, contact SGI Permit Office at 306-775-6969
When no permit is required
- Farm equipment that is being transported on a municipal road, and does not travel on a provincial highway.
- Equipment that is towed behind a vehicle or that is self-propelled on a non-designated provincial highway when travelling during daylight hours.
- Over-dimension signs and flashing beacons are recommended, but not mandatory.
Loaded farm equipment cannot be hauled on Fridays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays including:
- After 3 p.m. on Fridays (starting the Friday before Victoria Day and ending Labour Day).
- After noon on Sundays, Public Holidays, December 24, 27, and 31.
- After 3 p.m. on the day before a public holiday. If a holiday falls on a Monday, normal Sunday restrictions apply.
- After 3 p.m. on Fridays, when a public holiday falls on the following Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.
Regulation escort vehicles are required:
- When equipment is loaded and exceeds dimensions (please refer to the fact sheet below)
- When travelling from dealership to dealership
- When travelling from dealership to auction
- Farm escort vehicles are required:
- When travelling from dealership to farm
- When travelling only on municipal roads
Most lanes on provincial highways are between 3.5 m and 3.7 m wide. If the equipment is wider, you may need an escort or permit.
- If the equipment is loaded, it is not allowed to travel on the shoulder unless the equipment is towed, it is allowed to travel on the shoulder.
|| Assiniboia to Chamberlain and Jct. Hwy 11 to Jct. Hwy 264
|| Tisdale to Jct. Hwy 404
|| Jct. Hwy 379 to Jct. Hwy 342 and North Battleford to Jct. Hwy 26
|| Watson to Saskatoon
|| Corinne to Melfort
|| Jct. Hwy 13 to Jct. 48 and Yorkton to Canora
|| Saskatoon to Biggar
|| Jct. Hwy 9 to Jct. Hwy 39
|| Kindersley to Kerrobert
|| Esterhazy to Jct. Hwy 9
|| 10 km southeast of Regina to Regina
|| Tisdale to Nipawin
|| U.S. Border to Corinne
|| Jct. Hwy 5 to Jct. Hwy 27
|| Prince Albert to Jct. Hwy 120
For more information, please contact
Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
306-775-6969 in Saskatchewan or 1-800-667-7575