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Tractor Driver Licence Categories


Categories Class of Vehicle
B
Motor vehicles not exceeding 3500kg M.A.M. and not exceeding 8 passenger seats (+ driver) towing trailer:
  • - not exceeding 750kg MA.M (4250kg tot) , OR
  • - trailer ex 750kg M.A.M. if max authorised combination weight does not exceed 3.5 tonnes and trailer M.A.M. does not exceed unladen weight of motor vehicle **
Holders of full licence before 1/1/97 retain entitlement to B+E, C1, C1+E (8.25 tonnes), D1 (not for hire or reward), and D1+E (not for hire or reward)

** Exemption - to tow damaged or defective vehicle from position where is likely to represent road safety hazard or obstruction to other road users so far as is reasonably necessary providing no consideration received for driving the vehicle - Regulation 7(7).

B+E
Cat B + trailers exceeding 750 kg M.A.M.
New drivers must hold Cat B licence and take a separate test

B1
3 or 4 wheel motor vehicles not exceeding 550 kg unladen (Quadricycles)
If they exceed 550kg they fall into Cat B

F
Agricultural or forestry Tractor except Cat H vehicles.

H
Tracked Vehicle which is steered by its tracks.

K
Mower or Pedestrian controlled vehicles

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Tractor Driver Licence Categories Requirements


Categories Other Full Entitlements Provisional Entitlement Minimum Age Requirements Section 101 Road Traffic Act 1988
B
F, K, P*
* From 1/2/2001 new full cat B licence holders require basic training (CBT) before riding a moped Cat P
B1 and B1 (invalid carriages) - these sub-categories are included with a full Cat B licence although they are not shown on the licence

A, B+E,
G, H
17yrs (16 yrs - person in receipt of disability living allowance at the higher rate providing no trailer is drawn.)
B+E
(See above)
None
17

B1
K, P
A, B, F
17

F
K
B, P
17
16 yrs if proceeding to, taking, returning from or having passed a Cat F test and vehicle is wheeled, vehicle + trailer not exceeding 2.45 metre width, trailer is two wheeled or close coupled (840 millimetres) 4 wheel


G
None
H
Age depends on which class of vehicle it falls into:
  • Invalid carriage - 16yrs
  • Moped - 16yrs
  • Motor bicycle - 17yrs
  • Agricultural or forestry tractor - 17yrs
  • Small Vehicle - 3.5t max gross wt, not exceeding 8 passengers + driver - 17 yrs
  • Medium-sized Goods Vehicle - 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes, goods not exceeding 8 passengers + driver - 18 yrs
  • Other Motor Vehicle - 21 yrs
H,
None
G
K
None
 
L
None
 
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