Cotton growers, contractors urged to get transport permits early

Friday, 20th December 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

Following discussions with The Queensland and NSW Transport Departments, Cotton Australia strongly advise growers and picking contractors who intend to move JD 7760 pickers in NSW (either “walking” or “floating”) during the coming season that they apply early for their NSW Permits.

On February 10, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will be responsible for issuing these permits.
While it is not envisaged that the nature of the permits issued will change, it is expected that, simply due to the commencement of the new body, significant delays may occur. Therefore, to avoid stress, please apply well before February 10, through the usual Roads and Maritime process.
It is important to note that both “walking” and “floating” permits can now be for 12 months, so applying now will not result in the permit requiring renewal during the season.
More details and useful links:
For walking:

  • Conditional registration is required.
  • The "Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle or Agricultural Vehicle Permit" application must be completed and sent to the Special Permits Unit. Download the permit application here.
  • Oversize and overmass must be ticked on the permit application form.
  • "JD7760" must be recorded under "make and model" at section 5.
  • Compliance with the Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles Notice 2012 is required.

For floating:

  • The "Class 1 Load Carrying Permit" application must be completed and sent to the Special Permits Unit. Download the permit application here.
  • Oversize and overmass must be ticked.
  • "JD7760" must be recorded under "make and model" at section 5.
  • Compliance with the Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Notice 2012 is required.

In Queensland:

  • The “walking”  permit - John Deere 7760 Cotton Harvesters – over size and over mass concession can be downloaded here, and will remain available on the Queensland Department’s website after February 10.
  • For floating of pickers in Queensland the appropriate forms - Form 4 and Form 11 - can be found here.