License Plates on Nurse Tanks & Floaters
2. Ag retailers who transport placarded ammonia nurse wagons must still have a CDL with a hazmat endorsement or a farm service restricted Class B CDL to transport ammonia wagons. Farmers, their hired hands or their family members are only required to have a driver's license to transport ammonia nurse wagons.
3. Floater and sprayers are still limited to 12 feet in width, 36,000 total lbs when on the highway, 30 mph when on a public road and must operate within a 50 mile radius of their point of loading. If you violate any of these parameters while on a public highway, you are technically no longer an implement of husbandry and an enforcement officer can cite you as a commercial motor vehicle. You don't want that, trust us! Tender vehicles are still advised in order to stay below the 36,000 lb weight limit.
Please contact IFCA if you have any questions about this new law.