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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Could anyone help me out regarding Fork Lift Trucks...

I am trying to find out what the regulations say regarding driving FLTs on public highways - any distances allowed etc without them being licensed.

Also, what are the rules about gas oil? Tractors and farm vehicles seem to be fine with it?

Are there any specific guidelines from DEFRA for example?

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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:54 am Reply with quote Back to top
See below - hope this helps

Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
CHAPTER 22
SCHEDULE 1 ANNUAL RATES OF DUTY

PART IV SPECIAL MACHINES
4 (1) The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a special machine is £35.
(2) In sub-paragraph (1)“special machine” means—
(a) a tractor,
(b) an agricultural engine,
(c) a digging machine,
(d) a mobile crane,
(e) a works truck, or
(f) a mowing machine.
(3) In sub-paragraph (2)(a)“tractor” means—
(a) an agricultural tractor, or
(b) a tractor (other than an agricultural tractor) which is—
(i) designed and constructed primarily for use otherwise than on roads, and
(ii) incapable by reason of its construction of exceeding a speed of twenty-five miles per hour on the level under its own power.
(4) In sub-paragraph (2)(c)“digging machine” means a vehicle which is designed, constructed and used for the purpose of trench digging, or any kind of excavating or shovelling work, and which—
(a) is used on public roads only for that purpose or for the purpose of proceeding to and from the place where it is to be or has been used for that purpose, and
(b) when so proceeding does not carry any load except such as is necessary for its propulsion or equipment.
(5) In sub-paragraph (2)(d)“mobile crane” means a vehicle which is designed and constructed as a mobile crane and which—
(a) is used on public roads only as a crane in connection with work carried on on a site in the immediate vicinity or for the purpose of proceeding to and from a place where it is to be or has been used as a crane, and
(b) when so proceeding does not carry any load except such as is necessary for its propulsion or equipment.
(6) In sub-paragraph (2)(e)“works truck” means a goods vehicle which is—
(a) designed for use in private premises, and
(b) used on public roads only—
(i) for carrying goods between private premises and a vehicle on a road in the immediate vicinity,
(ii) in passing from one part of private premises to another or between private premises and other private premises in the immediate vicinity, or
(iii) in connection with road works at or in the immediate vicinity of the site of the works.


SCHEDULE 2 EXEMPT VEHICLES
Vehicles used for short journeys between different parts of person’s land
21 Where an applicant for a vehicle licence for a vehicle satisfies the Secretary of State that the vehicle is intended to be used on public roads—
(a) only in passing from land in his occupation to other land in his occupation, and
(b) for distances not exceeding an aggregate of six miles in any calendar week,
the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, declare that the vehicle is an exempt vehicle when it is being used on public roads as mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Nice one Mark, you beat me to it.

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