Agricultural vehicle drivers
Important standards for agricultural vehicles such as tractors and category R trailers.
If you regularly use your agricultural tractor for your work, e.g. farming, fisheries, forestry or horticulture, then there are important standards your vehicle must meet when using it on Irish roads.
Our videos provide an overview of many of the standards and regulations that apply when using agricultural vehicles on the road.
Tractor categories, N-plates, driver licensing, training and technical details.
Class R agricultural trailers, categories, licensing, regulations, technical details.
Details about towing rules for agricultural tractors and trailers.
Braking laws for agricultural vehicles, including maximum design speeds and maintenance of trailer braking systems.
Maximum design speeds, braking efficiency checks and manual slack adjusters.
The laws and exemptions that apply, flashing amber beacons, and interchangeable towing equipment.
Legal limits, coupling types, de-coupling and coupling ratings.
Law on use of seat belts in tractors and carrying children on tractors.
Manufacturer’s plates, authorisation plates, other towed equipment.