Registration requirement for mobile excavators from January 2021

19 November 2020

What is changing?

The registration requirement will be expanded, which will also have an effect on your machine or your machine in the future. Agricultural tractors that drive faster than 25 kilometers per hour on public roads must have a registration number from January 2021. An MOT obligation also applies to agricultural tractors with a speed higher than 40 kilometers per hour. New mobile machines with a construction speed higher than 6 km per hour will be required to register for driving on public roads from 1 January. This also applies to the mobile excavator and wheel loader. For mobile machines, when you purchase a new one, one number plate at the rear is mandatory from 2021. If you now have a mobile machine, you have a little longer to do so, namely until January 1, 2025. Then it is also mandatory for all existing mobile machines that drive faster than 40 kilometers per hour. You must register your mobile excavator yourself on the RDW website, without a license plate a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour applies.

Exceptions

There are a number of vehicle groups that are exempt from the new legislation. The main groups of agricultural vehicles that are exempted are:

  • MMBSs and MMs that are no wider than 130 centimeters and
  • are intended for mowing, weed control, sweeping, snow
  • clearing, fighting slipperiness, or collecting dog poop
  • (and have no towing facility for other vehicles).
  • Forklifts that are no wider than 130 centimeters also fall here
  • under (if no vehicles are towed), as well as
  • certain 'fruit trains' that are no wider than 130 centimeters;
  • Agricultural vehicles and mobile machines with a maximum
  • construction speed not exceeding 6 km/h;
  • truck-mounted forklifts;
  • Fruit trains (annually between July 1 and November 30);
  • Single-axle motor vehicles;
  • Asphalt pavers, planers and rollers used in the
  • used in the context of road maintenance and construction.

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