What kind of farm equipment?
Farm equipment/machinery includes any mechanical unit used directly and principally for the purpose of producing agricultural products, and includes farm tractors, tillage, seeding, spraying, harvesting, hay making, feed processing, livestock feeding and handling, and manure spreading equipment.
It does not include items used for shelter/storage of agricultural products (i.e. grain bins, hopper bottoms or cones, livestock shelters, etc.).
There is a list of examples of farm machinery in the fact sheet at the bottom of this page.
When DO I need a permit to move farm equipment?
When farm equipment is being towed or is self propelled:
on a designated highway (see fact sheet below) and protrudes into the oncoming lane for a two lane highway;
on a designated highway (see fact sheet below) and protrudes into the passing lane for a four lane highway; or
at night (between sunset and sunrise) on a non designated highway.
When farm equipment is loaded on a vehicle or dollies and travels on, or along, any provincial highway (when exceeding 2.6 m or 8.6 ft wide).
When DON’T I need a permit to transport machinery?
If I don’t need a permit, do I need over-dimension signs and flashing beacons?
They are not mandatory but recommended.
When CAN’T I haul loaded farm equipment?
What if my machinery is over the maximum size limits for annual permits?
Single trip permits are available if machinery exceeds the maximum size limits up to an unlimited amount. If over 7.3m in width, route approval is required. If over 5.18 m in height, permits are subject to clearance of vertical structures and utilities (ex. power lines).
Which highways are classified as designated highways?
All designated highways are outlined in the fact sheet below. All highways not listed in the fact sheet below are non-designated highways.
What if my machinery is partially loaded on a dolly, but is running on its own wheels?
If the machinery is partially loaded on a dolly, and is also running on its own wheels, it is considered towed farm equipment, and follows the permit guidelines for towed farm equipment.
When do I need escort vehicles?
What kind of escorts do I need?
How do I know if my machinery will protrude into another lane?
Can I travel on the shoulder of a highway when hauling equipment?
Can you pull a trailer with a farm tractor?
Where can I get more information?
Contact the SGI Permit Office at:
306-775-6969 in Saskatchewan or;
1-800-667-7575 outside of Saskatchewan, or the
Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure at 306-787-5307.