Cotton pickers, also known as cotton harvesters, need to be conditionally registered to be used on public roads and road-related areas.
Conditional registration gives you limited road access to perform specific functions.
You cannot get conditional registration if a vehicle that complies with the construction and equipment requirements of the Australian Design Rules can be used to perform the same function.
See information about vehicle standards to see what standards apply.
You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a cotton picker.
Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a cotton picker.
Cotton pickers must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:
- Overdimension and overmass vehicles require a permit and must comply with permit conditions. Operators who want an overdimension or overmass permit must apply to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
- All John Deere 7760, CS690 and CP690 cotton pickers/harvesters require a specific overdimension and overmass permit.
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only||TD1|
|Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving. Must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle.||SL1|
|Use only for farming purposes||GO93|
|Overmass permit (route specific)||OM3|
|Oversize permit (general) OR||OS1|
|Oversize permit (route specific)||OS2|
|Steering failure warning device/sign required if fitted with hydraulic steering||SL99|
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||No|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No|
|Rear and side reflective tape||No|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes|
All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:
- Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW).
Transport for NSW office use
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, aDeclaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF, 292.37 KB) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF, 372.68 KB) .
Conditional registration - PLNT / SVEH / FARM
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE / UPLN / UFRM
|Registration usage||PLNT / PPG (PPGN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)|