Road User Charges (Classes of RUC Vehicles) Exemption Order 2012

3 Interpretation
  • (1) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    agricultural purposes includes—

    • (a) cultivating land, growing or harvesting crops, rearing livestock, horticulture, and viticulture; and

    • (b) land management operations (other than forestry) connected with any of the activities described in paragraph (a)

    all-terrain vehicle means a motor vehicle (with or without motorcycle controls and equipment) that—

    • (a) is principally designed for off-road use; and

    • (b) has 3 or more wheels; and

    • (c) has an engine capacity exceeding 50 ml; and

    • (d) has a gross laden weight less than 1 000 kg

    forklift means a motor vehicle that is not fitted with self-laying tracks and that is designed principally for lifting, carrying, and stacking goods by means of 1 or more tines, platens, or clamps

    gross laden weight has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

    mobile crane does not include—

    • (a) a mobile vehicle recovery unit:

    • (b) a truck mounted crane:

    • (c) a crane to which a distance recorder is, or could readily be, fitted

    self-propelled machine designed for industrial purposes means the following self-propelled machines that are designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for industrial purposes:

    • (a) aerodrome runway sweepers:

    • (b) aero engine test benches:

    • (c) electrical substations:

    • (d) filters for transformer oil:

    • (e) log haulers that are stationary when hauling logs

    self-propelled vehicle or towed vehicle designed for agricultural purposes

    • (a) means a self-propelled vehicle or towed vehicle that is designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for agricultural purposes; but

    • (b) does not include—

      • (i) a tractor:

      • (ii) a self-propelled or towed vehicle designed for spreading fertiliser if used on a road for the cartage of fertiliser:

      • (iii) a self-propelled vehicle designed as a weed sprayer built on a truck chassis

    traction engine has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

    tractor means a motor vehicle (other than a traction engine) that is designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for traction and powering implements.

    (2) Terms or expressions used and not defined in this order but defined in the Act have, in this order, the same meaning as in the Act.

    Clause 3(1) tractor: replaced, on 1 June 2013, by clause 4 of the Road User Charges (Classes of RUC Vehicles) Exemption Amendment Order 2013 (SR 2013/134).