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Old 05-19-2003, 02:45 PM
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We own a farm in western North Carolina and a roade sperates the 2 farms what would I have to do to be able to drive between the 2 I am 15 and if I get cought they will take my permit and not let me drive till I am 18 plus they take the 4-wheeler. I seen one guy say that all he had to do in maine was put a Triangle caoution sighn and they said he could drive on the road. If you don't know the answer where do you think I could find out the answer I looked on the internet but can't find any thing thinks for any help

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:15 PM
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That's a tough question because of your age. Here in Iowa you would register your 4 wheeler for farm use, and then you can ride it between farms but I don't know about your age. But here if you register for farm use I don't believe you can ride it in public riding areas.

I would put a call into your county courthouse and ask them or the DNR would probably be able to answer your questions.
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Old 05-19-2003, 03:54 PM
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In PA., you would also have to register (a new quad) for farm or business use. This means that the atv would not be licensed to use on public land. I would think that a "triangle caution sign" would be a good idea. This would tell the police that this piece of equipment is used for farm work. So they would be less likely to think that you're just a kid out joy riding. (Even if you are.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/img])
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:52 PM
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here in Missouri we just ride our atvs from farm to farm ou local at state cops wont give us a ticket as long as we are using them for farm use but if were not well big trouble
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Old 05-24-2003, 12:02 AM
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Just remember to keep it under 35 MPH with the orange triangle in back. That is a special 'farm safety' symbol for farm use only machines, and you are exempt from needing a license or registration provided you are using it for farm use, and traveling under 35 MPH. However, if you get caught ripping around with one of those, the punishment can be quite stiff.

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Old 05-30-2003, 01:04 AM
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I work evenings and weekends for a farmer here in KS and we ride 4-wheelers about everywhere we want to. He lives about 6 miles from town but has land up to 20 miles away. If we only need to go 5 or 6 miles away we will ride, longer distances we'll trailer them but the sherrifs don't seem to mind when we meet them every so often. As long as you aren't riding stupid they will just wave.
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:04 AM
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How far apart are the two farms, I mean unless its a busy road the chances of you getting caught are pretty slim. I ride on the roads by my place all the time and I've never even seen a cop. If its a rural road I wouldn't even worry about it.
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:19 PM
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I did some looking and found the rules If you are NC and own a farm this should work for you the road is traveled by alot of people but is still a 2 lane road I only go on it if I have to but since I am geting my permit to drive. I didn't wont to get them taken away for something dumb thanks for all of the help

(1) Any such vehicle driven or moved upon a highway in
conformance with the provisions of this Article
relating to manufacturers, dealers, or
(2) Any such vehicle which is driven or moved upon a
highway only for the purpose of crossing such
highway from one property to another.
(3) Any implement of husbandry, farm tractor, road
construction or maintenance machinery or other
vehicle which is not self-propelled that was
designed for use in work off the highway and which
is operated on the highway for the purpose of going
to and from such nonhighway projects.
(4) Any vehicle owned and operated by the government of
the United States.
(5) Farm tractors equipped with rubber tires and
trailers or semitrailers when attached thereto and
when used by a farmer, his tenant, agent, or
employee in transporting his own farm implements,
farm supplies, or farm products from place to place
on the same farm, from one farm to another, from
farm to market, or from market to farm. This
exemption shall extend also to any tractor,
implement of husbandry, and trailer or semitrailer
while on any trip within a radius of 10 miles from
the point of loading, provided that the vehicle
does not exceed a speed of 35 miles per hour. This
section shall not be construed as granting any
exemption to farm tractors, implements of
husbandry, and trailers or semitrailers which are
operated on a for-hire basis, whether money or some
other thing of value is paid or given for the use
of such tractors, implements of husbandry, and
trailers or semitrailers.
(6) Any trailer or semitrailer attached to and drawn by
a properly licensed motor vehicle when used by a
farmer, his tenant, agent, or employee in
transporting unginned cotton, peanuts, soybeans,
corn, hay, tobacco, silage, cucumbers, potatoes,
fertilizers or chemicals purchased or owned by the
farmer or tenant for personal use in implementing
husbandry, irrigation pipes, loaders, or equipment
owned by the farmer or tenant from place to place
on the same farm, from one farm to another, from
farm to gin, from farm to dryer, or from farm to
market, and when not operated on a for-hire basis.
The term "transporting" as used herein shall
include the actual hauling of said products and all
unloaded travel in connection therewith.
(7) Those small farm trailers known generally as
tobacco-handling trailers, tobacco trucks or
tobacco trailers when used by a farmer, his tenant,
agent or employee, when transporting or otherwise
handling tobacco in connection with the pulling,
tying or curing thereof.
(8) Any vehicle which is driven or moved upon a highway
only for the purpose of crossing or traveling upon
such highway from one side to the other provided
the owner or lessee of the vehicle owns the fee or
a leasehold in all the land along both sides of the
highway at the place or crossing.
(9) Mopeds as defined in G.S. 20-4.01(27)d1.
(10) Devices which are designed for towing private
passenger motor vehicles or vehicles not exceeding
5,000 pounds gross weight. These devices are known
generally as "tow dollies." A tow dolly is a
two-wheeled device without motive power designed
for towing disabled motor vehicles and is drawn by
a motor vehicle in the same manner as a trailer.
(11) Devices generally called converter gear or dollies
consisting of a tongue attached to either a single
or tandem axle upon which is mounted a fifth wheel
and which is used to convert a semitrailer to a
full trailer for the purpose of being drawn behind
a truck tractor and semitrailer.
(12) Motorized wheelchairs or similar vehicles not
exceeding 1,000 pounds gross weight when used for
pedestrian purposes by a handicapped person with a
mobility impairment as defined in G.S. 20-37.5.
(13) Any vehicle registered in another state and
operated temporarily within this State by a public
utility, a governmental or cooperative provider of
utility services, or a contractor for one of these
entities for the purpose of restoring utility
services in an emergency outage.
(14) Electric personal assistive mobility devices as
defined in G.S. 20-4.01(7a).
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Old 05-31-2003, 02:53 PM
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not to sure bout NC but in iowa if u buy it u dont have to pay sales tax on it the u can use it as a farm vechicle and ride down the road farm to farm i was 10 and i rode it farm to farm and never got a ticket.. i did get caought once though riding aorund with some friends and got a ticket but they dont take ur permit away. but in iowa u can know get it regesteried even if u dont pay sales tax.. so really in iowa its kinda messed up
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:32 PM
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here in minnesota you would have to buy an ag sticker and register it with the state check out your dnr web site for your state they should have the laws posted and restrictions also .
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