Pre-Operation Maintenance Checks - Marking and Lighting

Highway transport of farm equipment requires proper lighting and marking. Older equipment must meet these requirements as well. The requirements are:

  • Slow moving speed shown by SMV emblem.
  • Extremities defined by side marker lights or decals.
  • Ability to warn of turns by recognizable signals. If the tractor and equipment or self-propelled equipment does not meet these requirements, the operator increases the risk of injury to him or herself and the public -- and the tractor or equipment should not be transported without an escort vehicle.

This video is used for the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP),, and in the AgSafety4U program.

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