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Does anyone know when you can use a vehicle over 3.5 ton with no frount brakes fitted?

Or any class of vehicle that exampts you from having them which is powered by a internal combustion engine?

this is so you can use the vehicle on uk roads.

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3 hours ago, hummermark said:

Does anyone know when you can use a vehicle over 3.5 ton with no frount brakes fitted?

Or any class of vehicle that exampts you from having them which is powered by a internal combustion engine?

this is so you can use the vehicle on uk roads.

Usual vague government regs below, but scroll to the bottom and Heavy motor car or locomotive, heavy tractor used before 1938 need only be braked on half its number of wheels,

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/schedule/3/made

 

Edited by Nick Johns

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There must be thousands of 3.5t> vehicles on UK roads without front brakes as that is how they were built. Typical examples would be Scammell Pioneers, Sentinel steam wagons, 1900/20s lorries,  farm tractors, traction engines, 8 wheelers with unbraked 2nd steer axles etc.  

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5 minutes ago, Nick Johns said:

Usual vague government regs below, but scroll to the bottom and Heavy motor car or locomotive, heavy tractor used before 1938 may only be braked on half its number of wheels, but of course Scammell Pioneers/Explorers made into the 1950's never had front brakes

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/schedule/3/made

 

Nick, Explorers did have front brakes.

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Pioneers is the one I was thinking of how you get it to be road worthy with no front brakes, I presumed there was a class it came under that allowed it to be used on the road with no frount brakes.

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Under some classes such as heavy road locomotive yes ,others you would have to check .

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