Yesterday's Tractor Co. Tractor Parts for All Brands
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Tractor Transporting Discussion Forum

Height of load and highway travel

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Ralph Bauer

01-15-2012 10:02:52
75.107.19.224



Report to Moderator

Ideally, one wants to have a trailer (lo-boy) as close to the ground as possible when rolling down the roads (CG, overall height, etc.) And bridges and underpasses have their own maximums. Are there any maps, websites where one can plan a trip based on total height of load? Just curious at this point..... Thanks in advance, Ralph.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
caterpillar guy

01-23-2012 18:22:09
75.134.173.56



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
It depends on the state your going to be in .

Ne is 14' 6" legal Most of the states west of the Mississippi are 14' except for OK,MN,IA, All of the states east of the Mississippi are 13'6" MI is littered with bridges not much over 13'6" For permits on loads over 13'6" in MI I use (Jacks Permit Service) If you call me @ 989-413-5684 I can help you out with this info more. If you are going to be higher than the stated heights you will need over height permits they will have routing on them. OK is real expensive to run without permits and are looking for that at this time according to the officer that checked my permit and width about a month ago.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
caterpillar guy

01-23-2012 18:21:52
75.134.173.56



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
It depends on the state your going to be in .

Ne is 14' 6" legal Most of the states west of the Mississippi are 14' except for OK,MN,IA, All of the states east of the Mississippi are 13'6" MI is littered with bridges not much over 13'6" For permits on loads over 13'6" in MI I use (Jacks Permit Service) If you call me @ 989-413-5684 I can help you out with this info more. If you are going to be higher than the stated heights you will need over height permits they will have routing on them. OK is real expensive to run without permits and are looking for that at this time according to the officer that checked my permit and width about a month ago.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Truck

01-16-2012 17:43:25
64.196.37.146



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
What the books do NOT tell you is the high railroad tracks and crowned intersections you can get hung up on. Or the intelligently designed intersections with islands, signs, and stop signs placed where the trailer or load needs to be to make the corner.

Route surveys can be your best friend. Do NOT trust the books or maps, and NEVER trust the signs with bridge heights. Measure if you are going to be close. Bridges get expensive to replace after you drive your escavator into them.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
The tractor vet

01-16-2012 07:46:40
76.212.224.69



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
!3.6 is legal hight and anything over that is and oversized . Just love it when you are routed under permit and the bozo's knowing you are over hight send you wright to a under pass that is 6 inches to low to get under . Happened to me not once but many times . Good thing there is air ride and DUMP valves and ditches and berms , but ya can sure back traffic up . And oh the fun ya have with the local Barnies .

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
d beatty

01-16-2012 08:09:19
67.167.72.46



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to The tractor vet, 01-16-2012 07:46:40  
Be sides the the under passes you have to deal with utility lines that were not put in properly. In the 38 years I drove I taken down lines on roads with a 13.6 trailer.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
The tractor vet

01-16-2012 22:27:25
76.212.224.69



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to d beatty, 01-16-2012 08:09:19  
Ah we won't go into that . as we will not talk about all the lines that went down on one move that i was routed on in Ark, all i could say was OH WELL you sent me this way knowing that i was 14foot eight inches high. and the few mail boxes that went flyen because i was 12 foot wide.on a GOAT path.with oncoming traffic that left me no place to go except to the right. Lets see here W.Va. N. C. and Tex and Ark. Oh. and last but not least Pa. were the worst to haul and over sized load thru.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
bobs old iron

01-15-2012 20:21:22
75.171.161.136



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
when in doubt, call/check with local dot/port of entry to double check in case of any new work on that road that may have changed height...as far i know unless i wrong, usually any bridge/underpass under 14>15 ft should be posted in enough time to stop before BAM...



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
dpendzic

01-16-2012 10:37:48
24.191.49.134



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to bobs old iron, 01-15-2012 20:21:22  
In New York State any bridge that does not have 14.0 ft clearance over all the travel lanes has to be posted for its height. Signs have to be a certain distance away for breaking distance.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Ralph Bauer

01-16-2012 06:35:12
75.107.19.224



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to bobs old iron, 01-15-2012 20:21:22  
Yepp, BAM is what I don't like to hear, but backing up for who knows how far before you can turn around when you do stop in time is another thing.... and ohhh that so lovely traffic jam that ensues ....lol



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
willie in mn

01-15-2012 11:14:09
205.188.112.12



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Ralph Bauer, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
Yup, Randy McNally is the traveler's friend. All the size & weight rules, plus that handy mileage chart in the back. If no truck stop close by, oops that's called a travel center now, try a book store such as Barnes & Noble or Border's. Costs about 20 bucks. New edition every year with the latest rule changes.
Willie



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
rustyfarmall

01-15-2012 10:18:41
216.248.71.224



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to Matt Weltz, 01-15-2012 10:02:52  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

Back when I was trucking we all used the Rand-McNally motor carriers road atlas. The low clearance over passes and weight restricted bridges and highways are all pinpointed on that map. You can find one at any truck stop.

Might be a version of it on-line as well. I've never looked for it.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Ralph Bauer

01-15-2012 10:25:22
75.107.19.224



Report to Moderator
 Re: Height of load and highway travel in reply to rustyfarmall, 01-15-2012 10:18:41  
I thought of them, see them at the truck stops. Just didn't make the connection to height restrictions. I think Wal-Mart may have them, too. I'll check it out this pm....thanks.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters