Tractors - Category T Vehicles

Tractors - The Department of Agriculture are responsible for policy in relation to type-approval of Category T Vehicles

Category Description Entry into Service/Registration Requirements Road Worthiness Testing Requirements
T1 Wheeled tractors with a maximum design speed of not more than 40 km/h with an unladen mass, in running order, of more than 600 kg

An EC certificate of Conformity to Directive 2003/37/EC is required when registering a new tractor of these categories



Agricultural tractors are not subject to Roadworthiness testing



T2 Wheeled tractors with a maximum design speed of not more than 40 km/h
T3 Wheeled tractors with a maximum design speed of not more than 40 km/h and with an unladen mass in running order of not more than 600 kg
T4 Special purpose wheeled tractors with a maximum design speed of not more than 40 km/h
EC Certificate of Conformity not yet required at registration – see Article 23 of Directive 2003/37/EC
T5 Wheeled tractors with a  maximum design speed of more than 40 km/h