Kansas Weight Laws

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Source: www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/DocumentCenter/View/178/Weight-Enforcement-Facts-PDF Source: oversizeloadescorts.com/regs/ks.pdf Source: Oversize.io (e) A vehicle propelled by an engine that runs primarily on natural gas may exceed any vehicle weight limit referred to in this section up to a maximum gross weight of 82,000 pounds equal to the difference between, (1) The weight of the vehicle based on the natural gas tank and the power system. with this vehicle; and the weight laws of the State of Kansas are similar to the FBF, except that the laws of the State of Kansas allow a weight that would require two additional axles below the FBF. For example, a weight restriction specified for a 7-axle truck in the FBF table would be allowed on a 5-axle truck according to the Kansas State Weight Limits Table. Kansas has a special exemption for vehicles that transport materials for construction purposes (like any dump truck), so all dump trucks are exempt from weight restrictions. (b) Any vehicle registered in accordance with the laws of that State, the vehicle of which is designed and used primarily for the carriage of goods or for the carriage of 10 or more persons, may, at the time of registration, be inspected or tested by the director of the vehicles necessary to enable the director to determine whether, in accordance with all provisions of this Act. Each of these vehicles must meet the following requirements: Note: The federal bridge formula is used to calculate the maximum allowable weight for 3.4 axles, etc. 3. The table in this section does not apply to tractors for semi-trailers and tilting semi-trailers or truck trailers if they are used as assemblies exclusively for the transport of sand, salt for road maintenance, gravel, cinder blocks, limestone, crushed stone, ash, coal, black roofing, earth or filler materials when these vehicles are used for transport to a construction site. Projects for the maintenance or construction of roads or other storage facilities, except that such vehicles or combinations of vehicles are not exempt from the application of the table required to determine the applicable axle weights for the three and four axles as defined in K.S.A. 8-1908 and its amendments. For the purposes of this paragraph 3, `tipping semi-trailer` means any semi-trailer designed to separate from the load carried on it. (2) the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fuel system.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in clause (e), the table to this section shall not permit a maximum gross gross mass exceeding 80,000 pounds for vehicles and combinations of vehicles in the intergovernmental system. 8-1909. Gross Vehicle Weight Limits; Exceptions; Safety of certain vehicles for operation. (a) No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall travel or operate on a highway if the maximum weight on two or more successive axles exceeds the limits prescribed in the following table: (1) The total weight of one axle of a vehicle shall not exceed the limits prescribed in K.S.A. 8-1908 and its amendments. (c) It is unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight greater than the restrictions set forth in Chapter 8, Section 19 of the Annotated Statutes of Kansas and its amendments, except as provided in K.S.A. 8-1911 and its amendments. Except that two consecutive sets of tandem axles can support a gross load of 34,000 pounds each if the total distance between the first and last axles is 36 feet or more. Distance in feet between the extremes of a group of 2 or more consecutive axes. History: L. 1974, chap.

33, § 8-1909; L. 1975, c. 427, § 48; L. 1980, chap. 45, § 1; L. 1981, chap. 46, § 3; L. 1983, chap.

41, § 4; L. 1986, c. 45, § 2; L. 2016, c. 44, § 3; April 14. Maximum load in pounds carried on a group of 2 or more successive axles 2. Every motor vehicle intended for operation outside commercial and residential areas must have sufficient motive power to propel or be towed by the vehicle and the load on it at a speed that does not impede or block normal and reasonable traffic. An exception to this requirement must be recognized if a reduced speed is necessary for safe driving or if a vehicle or combination of vehicles necessarily travels at a reduced speed in accordance with the law or police instructions. (1) It shall be equipped with brakes in accordance with K.S.A.

8-1734 and its modifications. A simple three-axle or quad is all you need in Kansas, as the special exemption allows you to carry anything that fits in the dump truck. To carry 80,000 lbs without damaging your chassis or suspension, one or two lifting axles are recommended. Check out our mule and solid dump trucks: we can build the most advanced three-axle bikes or quads on Kansas roads! Note: To determine the width of the axis group, measure the distance between the left side of the axis and the right side of the axis. The measurement shall be made from where the tread meets the road surface on both sides of the axle group. (d) For the purposes of this article, «intergovernmental system» means the national network of intergovernmental and defensive highways.