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    How to find out EXACTLY what you can drive on the road?

    Looking at my driving licence, it says i can drive the following:

    Under 9 Cat:

    B
    B1
    f k p

    & that's your lot for me.

    Now at work, they try and get us to take fork lift trucks on the road. While i'll cross the road to get to the shop side, i wont go off up the road & round the corner to do a favour for the boss' mate like say, the foreman does. I'm not convinced that's legal (That said, i'm not convinced simply driving across the road is legal either).


    They also try and get us to go off down the road on the JCBs. I've always refused as i'm not sure whether my licence covers it or not. I think it's all based on engine power too isn't it?


    Anyway, so i had a look at the plates for the following JCB's:

    JCB ONE:


    JCB TWO:


    Now on the plate for #1 the power is shown as:

    62 2200
    Engine Power KW@ RPM


    That's what it says on the plate.

    Now for #2, it shows:

    60 2200

    Doesn't say anything about engine power, but as the figures were similar, i took it that this part of the plate was referring to engine power.

    Ignoring the fact that the tyres are now bald on JCB2 etc, how do i find out for sure whether it's legal or not for me to be taking these off down the road?

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    Your best bet would be to go and see the department of transport, or whoever issues licenses over there - since they make the rules they'll be able to answer better than anyone else.
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    isnt it true that you can drive the jcb on the road if accompanied by a banksman?
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Number of issues here, depends how its taxed, whether you're running red or white diesel.

    Are they even road-registered (ie. have number plates?)

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    Tax i have no idea. I know neither of them are displaying any tax. Or at least the loadall definately isn't.

    The diesel is red for both

    The pair of them have number plates.



    There are issues with both. Big one has bald tires, no door (although don't know if the door is a necessity). Word has it the 2 ton bucket is too much for it as it's supposed to be a 1ton. The bucket has been modified so it can take even more than 2 ton now anyway.

    As for the loadall, the indicators are busted.

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    Also depends on the weight of the vehicle as you can only drive upto 3.5 tonnes MAM (maximum authorised mass)
    Everything I do has total support of my wife ...... which is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieAstra View Post
    Your best bet would be to go and see the department of transport, or whoever issues licenses over there - since they make the rules they'll be able to answer better than anyone else.
    Absolutely.

    Are you honestly going to take the word/advice of people on a forum concerning a matter that could have you breaking the law and ending up in court?

    "No no, officer. It's fine. JoeyBlogzy888lolz on Astra Owners Club said it was OK."

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    No i wasn't looking for a member to tell me & then take their word for it.

    I was looking for an organisation i should see, a website with specifics, that sort of thing. I've tried looking it up in the past but found nothing definitive.

    Also, if
    Also depends on the weight of the vehicle as you can only drive upto 3.5 tonnes MAM (maximum authorised mass)
    the above applies to ANY & ALL machinery for me (as i know i can't drive 7.5ton vehicles) then i may not even need to get in touch with any organisation.

    I'm not sure of their weight, but i think they may be over the 3.5ton marker. We have a weighbridge so i can check. I know our fork lifts are over 4ton and a block truck is about 8 ton.

    But on the other hand, if i'm allowed to drive this type of machinery, even if it is over 3.5ton, on the road, then i'm going to have to start seeing who i call.


    EDIT: Although if they're as helpful as ACAS & HSE were when i tried reporting a health & safety issue, then i'll be wasting my time.

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    I was looking for an organisation i should see, a website with specifics, that sort of thing. I've tried looking it up in the past but found nothing definitive.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ons/DG_4022547

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Dire...acts/DG_178028

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    So F is an agricultural tractor. Question is, WTF does JCB come under & does it come in that 3.5 ton bracket.

    Need to persue the 2nd link you gave. Thanks.

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