Agricultural equipment is getting larger and heavier, which helps in more efficient farm production, but it can also impact pavement and road structures. That’s why the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, convened the Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Study Group. It involved over 20 stakeholders representing various transportation and farm organizations, equipment manufacturers, law enforcement, local officials and the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension.
The group came up with several options that could lessen the impact of IoH equipment on our roads, while balancing the needs of the agricultural community. These options will be shared at a series of town hall meetings to be held throughout the state this month.
The agricultural community, local highway officials and others are urged to attend the meetings. Sessions will provide detailed information on the recommendations of the study group including size and weight limits and other issues related to agricultural equipment, also known as implements of husbandry (IoH).
If you’re unable to attend a town hall meeting, we still would like to hear from you. After reviewing the recommendations, please take a few minutes and complete the online survey available in the Resources section below.
All meetings, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin Extension, will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the dates and locations listed below:
- August 19 – UW Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison
- August 20 – Country Aire Banquet Hall, F1312 County Road P, Stratford
- August 28 – Cashton Community Hall, 8111 Main Street, Cashton
- August 29 – Rock Garden/Comfort Suites Conference Center, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay
- September 3 – Chippewa County Courthouse Large Assembly Room, 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls
Questions and comments about the report can be sent to: IoHStudyFeedback@dot.wi.gov
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