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merloman
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  • Register:23/09/2011 10:50:22

Date Posted:25/09/2011 04:46:37Copy HTML

How can dvla say i can only drive up to 3.5t when i have a plant  licence for a merlo roto 40.25mcss on the road witch  weighs 16t
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mjamson Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
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Re:licence law

Date Posted:25/09/2011 06:57:39Copy HTML

 id guess something to do with the vehicle category the merlo falls under. possibly the k or p ? (dont quote me on that as its from memory and i dont have a uk licence anymore)

theres something about driving a 4.5t motor home on a 3.5t licence.

dvla have got alot of grey areas that dont make sense, like not really being legal to drive an artic unit with a 5th wheel, but its ok for a rigid with a drawbar connection.
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Re:licence law

Date Posted:25/09/2011 08:54:10Copy HTML

When did you pass your driving test?
If it waafter Jan 1st 1997 then even if you have a licence for a telehandler you will need to take a test to drive between 3500kgs and 7500kgs vehicles on the road, I will take a guess that your telehandler licience lets you drive one but not on the road like you do a truck or a van.

Now there is a question about driving motorhomes being different BUT I was told by dvla person that you now have to pass the second test to drive over 3500kgs same as everything else.

On the plus side, when you do take the second test you can drive  7500kgs weight vehicle and pull a 5000kgs trailer too.
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