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625 ILCS 5/3-809
(625 ILCS 5/3-809)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-809)
Farm machinery, exempt vehicles and fertilizer spreaders; registration fee.
(a) Vehicles of the second division having a corn
sheller, a well driller, hay press, clover huller, feed mixer and unloader,
or other farm machinery permanently mounted thereon and used solely for
transporting the same shall be
registered upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of a
registration fee of $13 per 2-year registration period. This
registration fee of $13 shall be paid in full and shall not be
reduced even though such registration is made after the beginning of the
(b) Vehicles exempt from registration under the provisions of subsection A of Section 3-402
of this Code, as amended, may, at the option of the
owner, be identified as exempt vehicles by displaying registration plates
issued by the Secretary of State. The owner thereof may apply for such
registration plates upon the filing of a proper application and the payment
of a registration fee of $13. The application for and display of such registration
plates for identification purposes by vehicles exempt from registration
shall not be deemed as a waiver or rescission of its exempt status, nor make
such vehicle subject to registration. Nothing in this Section prohibits the towing of another vehicle by the exempt vehicle if the towed vehicle:
(i) does not exceed the registered weight of 8,000
(ii) is used exclusively for transportation to and
(iii) is not used for carrying counter weights or
other material related to the operation of the exempt vehicle while under tow; and
(iv) displays proper and current registration plates.
(c) Any single unit self-propelled agricultural fertilizer implement,
designed for both on and off road use, equipped with flotation tires and
otherwise specially adapted for the application of plant food materials
or agricultural chemicals, desiring to be operated upon the highways ladened
with load shall be limited to a maximum gross weight of 36,000
pounds, restricted to a highway speed of not more than 30 miles per hour
and a legal width of not more than 12 feet. Such vehicles shall be limited
to the furthering of agricultural or horticultural pursuits and in
furtherance of these pursuits, such vehicles may be operated upon the
highway, within a 50-mile radius of their point of loading as indicated on
the written or printed statement required by the Illinois Fertilizer Act
of 1961, for the purpose of moving plant food materials or
agricultural chemicals to the field, or from field to field, for the sole
purpose of application.
Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of subsection (c) of this Section, the owner or the driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of
a petty offense and either may be prosecuted for such violation.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-481, eff. 1-1-20