Harvest weight limit lifted on roads for Iowa farmers

State Representative Patti Ruff of McGregor has announced that the weight limit on roads has been lifted to help farmers bring in their crops. This will allow transportation of oversized and overweight loads of grain on Iowa roads until the fall harvest is complete.

“The weight limit lift on Iowa roadways is essential for farmers to get their crops to market as efficiently as possible,” said Ruff. “This will help ease the burden on Iowa farmers during their busiest time and expedite the harvesting process prior to the change in weather conditions.”

The proclamation signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad allows oversized and overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover to be transported on Iowa highways, excluding interstates. Loads may not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight without a permit. The proclamation will expire November 19.