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10-09-2017, 23:04   #31
 
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Did the test may 2016. And uncle did it a few months back and nothing. L200 I had and Ifor Williams box trailer belonged to the driving instructor and it was 10x5 and had the lift of blocks inside already
Tri-axle trailer?
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Tri-axle trailer?
No. Twin.

I have a 6ft 6 wide cattle trailer here and mirrors on jeep are fine with it even.
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No. Twin.

I have a 6ft 6 wide cattle trailer here and mirrors on jeep are fine with it even.
She's still a bulky trailer, especially at that width.

How do you find the jeep for pulling with cattle on board?
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Did it earlier in the year, just got the provisional (theory test was recent enough to count) and booked the test the same day, got a date about a month/6weeks later bout L played the night before and loaded up the cattle box with 4inch blocks. Got on ok on the test and passed not much to it test wise really except checking mirrors in an obvious way and often enough for the tester.

Also has anyone actually got proof of this crack that "you need a ce license to move a digger with a tractor" I've never one seen it mentioned on any of the official paper work, be it rsa or statute docs, the sceptic in me thinks it was started as a rumour by truck hauliers getting fed up of lads undercutting them for moving diggers years ago, the same with tri axle trailers, I've never once seen it specifically written. The only real issue with tri axle trailers is the weight as there generally a big trailer that's easily overloaded.
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She's still a bulky trailer, especially at that width.

How do you find the jeep for pulling with cattle on board?
Twin axle fine. The trailer is demoubtable type but I switched from land rover to demoubtable. I wount be doing a lot of road work really.

L200 grand in front of her for 2.5. Loads of torque.
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Did it earlier in the year, just got the provisional (theory test was recent enough to count) and booked the test the same day, got a date about a month/6weeks later bout L played the night before and loaded up the cattle box with 4inch blocks. Got on ok on the test and passed not much to it test wise really except checking mirrors in an obvious way and often enough for the tester.

Also has anyone actually got proof of this crack that "you need a ce license to move a digger with a tractor" I've never one seen it mentioned on any of the official paper work, be it rsa or statute docs, the sceptic in me thinks it was started as a rumour by truck hauliers getting fed up of lads undercutting them for moving diggers years ago, the same with tri axle trailers, I've never once seen it specifically written. The only real issue with tri axle trailers is the weight as there generally a big trailer that's easily overloaded.
W licence is tractor and trailer and no weight limit Once the trailer and tractor meets the regulations since Jan 2016.

Also some rule about commercial use of over 100km from your address in a tractor. But that's for commercial tractor tax not agri tractor tax.
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You now need a Public Service Card to apply for the theory test.
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If it was me I'd do the CE.
Anyone pulling a digger on a low loader behind a tractor needs a CE.
Even if you have to get the C too, I know it's additional short term hassle but could be better in the long run
They don't, you only ever need a W for pulling with a tractor. Whoever told you otherwise is taking nonsense.
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A farce.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jraeh3omko...00.13.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b443sgqhpk....42-1.jpg?dl=0
Anyone with a full licence can operate the setup in second pic as it's covered under W. Very few ever do the test for W class.
Driving the setup in first pic is illegal without BE.

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A farce.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jraeh3omko...00.13.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b443sgqhpk....42-1.jpg?dl=0
Anyone with a full licence can operate the setup in second pic as it's covered under W. Very few ever do the test for W class.
Driving the setup in first pic is illegal without BE.
Both examples should be illegal. A Land Rover and a John deere
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Got it last year. Took two lessons but it really is back to basics and a big inconvenience. Reckon it costs about 500 euro for everything. I too was stopped the first time I went towing after I got it and they looked for it.
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They are still letting people go when driving unaccompanied for the B permits, but it's not going to last. There's also the fact that you are not insured if you aren't accompanied and with the recent insurance increases I can see the companies reclaiming costs at some stage.
I'm talking about having a full B licence with a provisional BE.

I don't think you need to be accompanied by a full BE licence holder in this scenario. At least guard said I was fine when I was stopped.
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I'm talking about having a full B licence with a provisional BE.

I don't think you need to be accompanied by a full BE licence holder in this scenario. At least guard said I was fine when I was stopped.
You actually do, but this is Ireland, in relation to the cops, they aren't exactly in the news for the right reasons lately.
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They don't, you only ever need a W for pulling with a tractor. Whoever told you otherwise is taking nonsense.
The classification may be for the usage of the vehicle....are you sure that the W licence extends from agricultural use to industrial use? The difference in diesel usage between agriculture and industrial/haulage is well defined..
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I'm talking about having a full B licence with a provisional BE.

I don't think you need to be accompanied by a full BE licence holder in this scenario. At least guard said I was fine when I was stopped.
All learners apart from bikes need to be accompanied

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No offence to our Gadaí but a lot of them have no idea of the law, they are still telling people that they need a 4x4 to tow a twin axle trailer.
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