Overwidth in Texas with a tractor

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  1. Bdog

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    I am needing to haul my own personal farm tractor about 300 miles in Texas. I am taking it to a dealer to trade it in on another one. The tractor had dual rear wheels but I took them off. Still the axles are just over 9’ wide. Nothing on the tractor is over 7’ except the rear axles sticking out another foot on each side.

    I have never hauled anything oversize before. What do I need to do to be legal or might I be covered under some sort of farm exemption?
     
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  3. 062

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  4. Old Man

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    Need to permit in Texas, no signs needed, red flags on axle ends.
     
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  5. Old Man

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    You can get your own permit
    800-229-1700. $60.00
     
  6. Deere hunter

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  7. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    You're permit runs through TXPros. Just google oversize permit Texas. If it's 9ft, permit to 9.5ft, probably be around $125 iirc.

    Edit: Guess I missed Old Mans post, could've swore it was more $.
     
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  8. kwswan

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    If it's yours, I would load it & go. I hauled 1 like that for years with a baler hooked up here in TN and never was bothered. There's a difference in hauling your own equipment and hauling for hire.
     
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  9. Rontonio

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    What @Old Man said ...pretty easy

    Read the conditions on the permit and it will explain what you need / you will have a route to follow/ it will tell you when you can travel and when you can’t
     
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  10. MTN Boomer

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    30 day Blanket is $ 120.
     
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  11. Old Man

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    You can haul your own In Oklahoma , call Texas and ask, go without and if anything happens it’s your fault. $60 is pretty cheap insurance, if you bring one back get a 30 day blanket, there won’t be routes on it.
     
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