South Australian based information only
- Ag Machinery comes under the label Special Purpose Vehicle, or SPV.
- An SPV is a motor vehicle that does not carry passengers or goods and whose primary purpose is not the carriage of passengers
- GVM means Gross Vehicle Mass, which is the maximum loaded mass of the vehicle (i.e. loaded tipper truck)
- GCM means Gross Combination Mass, which means the total maximum loaded mass of the vehicle and any vehicles it may lawfully tow at any given time (i.e. tipper truck and dog trailer)
- You will find the GVM and any GCM limit on your registration papers.
- Currently in South Australia, you need a truck licence to operate Ag Machinery on public roads. You need an MR for up to 15 tonne and HR for over 15 tonne (GVM). There is a licence restriction request you can make to DPTI to allow family members to operate Ag Machinery for the farm without having to undergo the full truck licence process. You will find a request form under the Downloads tab.
- You need a car (Class C) licence to operate a quad bike or gator on public roads, the vehicle also needs to be registered.
- Relevant Gazette Notices must be carried in Ag Machinery if stated on the notice
- The Code of Practice for Oversize & Overmass Agricultural Machinery does not need to be carried in the vehicle (not required since 2011)
- To spray chemical on another person's land, you need a chemical contractors licence - see 'farm safety help' tab for more details
Can farmers train their own workers?
Primary Producer Registration
For the record - you can take the 'work ute' to football as you are not carrying on another business for payment under your primary producer registration
Primary Producer Registration - When towing Ag Implements with a car/ute or truck, the towing vehicle DOES NOT need to be registered as Primary Producer
Guidelines for Moving Livestock on roads
STOCK ON ROAD GUIDELINES - a guide for use and placement of warning signage and what is required of the farmer moving stock