Tractor stopped for hauling bin too wide for roads

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A tractor was hauling a grain bin through Perry Aug. 15 when it was stopped by an officer of the Perry Police Department on suspicion of violating the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) width limits.


A tractor was hauling a grain bin through Perry Sunday morning when it was stopped by an officer of the Perry Police Department on suspicion of violating the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) width limits.

The tractor was pulling a trailer that held the bin and was traveling northbound on First Avenue (Iowa Highway 144) when the officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2800 block of First Avenue.

The tractor’s load reportedly knocked down a stop sign in the 800 block of First Avenue at the southwest corner of the intersection with Evelyn Street shortly before it was stopped.

The Iowa DOT must issue a permit to haul loads on state and interstate highways that exceed the statutory width limit of 8 feet 6 inches or the statutory height limit of 13 feet 6 inches. A separate permit must be obtained from city or county jurisdictions for travel on those roadways.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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