Langlois, OR asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Oregon

Q: Is a 90s Chevy Suburban able to be used as an Implement of husbandry? It's used for work between two farms.

I read that as long as it's used for farm work, isn't loaded over 8,000 pounds and isn't wider than 8 1/2 feet it could qualify as an Implement of husbandry. Is this correct, seeing how the Suburban isn't 8 1/2 feet wide and wasn't pulling a trailer or was it loaded with 8,000 pounds.

The truck is a farm truck, it is used strictly for Farm business and is being used for a Timber farm and the blueberry farm. It's been modified to help transport extra people around the property and is used for transporting work materials and refuge around the farm. Since the one Farm is a Timber Farm a four wheel drive vehicle is needed that is capable of transporting people and work items in the hard to get areas in the forest. Like I mentioned the vehicle is designated for farm use only. I had to update this to get a clearer answer to my question. Not just somebody's assumption about the question.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Let's see you want to get out of something and think a judge or cop will be really sympathetic with a stretch like this.

If you are a AAA member your motor club can at least help you with background on the definitition. Generally the laws are written that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's registered as a duck--or in your case a private passenger motor vehicle.

If you had it specially modified so as to be not able to be used on roads, that would be different. But I'm not thinking that's what this question is about.

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