Implements of Husbandry

 "Implements of husbandry" refers to agricultural vehicles. Wisconsin Act 377 makes several changes to the way agricultural vehicles may operate on the public roadway. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation administers this law, and the materials linked here are on the DOT website.The most significant changes include:
  • Updating the definition of agricultural vehicles
  • Creating a new class of agricultural vehicles, agricultural commercial motor vehicle (Ag CMV)

  • Increasing the weight limit for IoH and Ag CMVs operating on the roadway
  • Creating a free agricultural vehicle permit to operate greater than the new legal weight and length limits
Here is what farmers need to know now: