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29th July 2019

Do you need a licence to operate a tractor?

When trying to work out if you need a licence to operate a tractor there are a number of situational things you need to know about. There is no yes/no answer when it comes to if you need a licence to operate a tractor, which is often the case with earthmoving machinery, construction plant and agricultural machinery. While there are general rules that are outlined at an Australian federal level, over the years different states have started to enforce more restrictions to ensure the driving of tractors, especially on public roads, is regulated. The main reason behind this is to mitigate potential accidents and unnecessary dangers which can come from having inexperienced tractor drivers on public roads.Below we discuss the different instances where you may or may not need some type of licence to operate a tractor. It’s wise to pay particular attention to the state level regulations to ensure you are abiding by the rules in your own state.

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19th July 2019

What is a Tractor?

Considered the ultimate transformer with more attachments than you could think of a tractor is a high-powered utility vehicle designed to tow attachments in construction and agriculture industries. The tractor was invented in 1892 by John Froelich, who designed it to replace horses and oxen, which would pull ploughs and carts. They were initially developed to help with farm work, tractors and are now seen as a multi-functional vehicle for the construction industry as well.

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30th January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a new driveway

Steps to build a driveway: Check for underground utilities Survey your land and know your boundaries Mark your project area and stake out boundaries Excavate topsoil and level out project area Lay wooden forms around the project area, anchored with stakes Add in sand to firm up the soil, and gravel to ensure base thickness Compact gravel and soil Lay steel reinforcing mesh or bars Pour concrete Smooth out and level the concrete Set and cure concrete (don’t rush it!) Park your car!   Items You Will Need to Build a Driveway Wheelbarrow Tape Measure Shovel Hand Spade Compactor Site String Line Stakes Spirit Level Straight Edge Tool Hand Float Cement Trowel Edger Hose Groover Broom

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