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    Subdivision 1. Consecutive axle weight and number of axles. No vehicle alone nor any
single vehicle of a combination of vehicles shall be equipped with more than four axles unless the
additional axles are steering axles or castering axles; provided that the limitation on the number of
axles as provided in sections 169.822 to 169.829 shall not apply to any vehicle operated under
permit pursuant to section 169.86. No vehicle alone nor any single vehicle of a combination of
vehicles shall exceed the posted weight limit for a single vehicle.
    Subd. 2. Variable load axle. A vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with one or
more variable load axles shall have the pressure control preset so that the weight carried on the
variable load axle may not be varied by the operator during transport of any load. The actuating
control for the axle shall function only as an on-and-off switch. The provisions of this subdivision
do not apply to any farm truck registered prior to July 1, 1981, under section 168.013, subdivision
, for 57,000 pounds or less. This subdivision does not apply to rear-loading refuse-compactor
vehicles, except that any refuse-compactor vehicle having a tridem rear axle must comply
with this subdivision before being issued a special permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5,
paragraph (h).
History: 1981 c 321 s 4; 1982 c 424 s 42; 1982 c 617 s 11-13; 1983 c 198 s 9; 1986 c 398
art 13 s 6-9; 1986 c 452 s 20; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 4 s 13; 1991 c 112 s 4; 1991 c 333 s 18,19;
1992 c 578 s 7-10; 1994 c 635 art 1 s 16; 1998 c 372 art 1 s 8; 2000 c 433 s 1; 2001 c 156 s 1;
2001 c 213 s 10; 2002 c 364 s 13