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169.824 GROSS WEIGHT SCHEDULE.
    Subdivision 1. Table of axle weight limits. (a) No vehicle or combination of vehicles
equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state where the total
gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles of any vehicle or combination of
vehicles exceeds that given in the following table for the distance between the centers of the
first and last axles of any group of two or more consecutive axles under consideration; unless
otherwise noted, the distance between axles being measured longitudinally to the nearest even
foot, and when the measurement is a fraction of exactly one-half foot the next largest whole
number in feet shall be used, except that when the distance between axles is more than three feet
four inches and less than three feet six inches the distance of four feet shall be used:
Maximum gross weight in pounds on a group of
2
3
4
Distances in feet
between centers of
foremost and rearmost
axles of a group
consecutive axles
of a 2-axle vehicle
or of any vehicle
or combination of
vehicles having a total
of 2 or more axles
consecutive axles
of a 3-axle vehicle
or of any vehicle
or combination of
vehicles having a total
of 3 or more axles
consecutive axles of
a 4-axle vehicle or
any combination of
vehicles having a total
of 4 or more axles
4
34,000
5
34,000
6
34,000
7
34,000
37,000
8
34,000
38,500
8 plus
34,000
42,000
(38,000)
9
35,000
43,000
(39,000)
10
36,000
43,500
49,000
(40,000)
11
36,000
44,500
49,500
12
45,000
50,000
13
46,000
51,000
14
46,500
51,500
15
47,500
52,000
16
48,000
53,000
17
49,000
53,500
18
49,500
54,000
19
50,500
55,000
20
51,000
55,500
21
52,000
56,000
22
52,500
57,000
23
53,500
57,500
24
54,000
58,000
25
(55,000)
59,000
26
(55,500)
59,500
27
(56,500)
60,000
28
(57,000)
61,000
29
(58,000)
61,500
30
(58,500)
62,000
31
(59,500)
63,000
32
(60,000)
63,500
33
64,000
34
65,000
35
65,500
36
66,000
37
67,000
38
67,500
39
68,000
40
69,000
41
69,500
42
70,000
43
71,000
44
71,500
45
72,000
46
72,500
47
(73,500)
48
(74,000)
49
(74,500)
50
(75,500)
51
(76,000)
The maximum gross weight on a group of three consecutive axles where the distance between
centers of foremost and rearmost axles is listed as seven feet or eight feet applies only to vehicles
manufactured before August 1, 1991.
"8 plus" refers to any distance greater than eight feet but less than nine feet.
Maximum gross weight in pounds on a group of
5
6
7
Distances in feet
between centers of
foremost and rearmost
axles of a group
consecutive axles of
a 5-axle vehicle or
any combination of
vehicles having a total
of 5 or more axles
consecutive axles
of a combination of
vehicles having a total
of 6 or more axles
consecutive axles
of a combination of
vehicles having a total
of 7 or more axles
14
57,000
15
57,500
16
58,000
17
59,000
18
59,500
19
60,000
20
60,500
66,000
72,000
21
61,500
67,000
72,500
22
62,000
67,500
73,000
23
62,500
68,000
73,500
24
63,000
68,500
74,000
25
64,000
69,000
75,000
26
64,500
70,000
75,500
27
65,000
70,500
76,000
28
65,500
71,000
76,500
29
66,500
71,500
77,000
30
67,000
72,000
77,500
31
67,500
73,000
78,500
32
68,000
73,500
79,000
33
69,000
74,000
79,500
34
69,500
74,500
80,000
35
70,000
75,000
36
70,500
76,000
37
71,500
76,500
38
72,000
77,000
39
72,500
77,500
40
73,000
78,000
41
(74,000)
79,000
42
(74,500)
79,500
43
(75,000)
80,000
44
(75,500)
45
(76,500)
46
(77,000)
47
(77,500)
48
(78,000)
49
(79,000)
50
(79,500)
51
(80,000)
The gross weights shown in parentheses in this table are permitted only on state trunk highways
and routes designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11.
(b) Notwithstanding any lesser weight in pounds shown in this table but subject to the
restrictions on gross vehicle weights in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), two consecutive sets of
tandem axles may carry a gross load of 34,000 pounds each and a combined gross load of 68,000
pounds provided the overall distance between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets
of tandem axles is 36 feet or more.
    Subd. 2. Gross vehicle weight of all axles. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section
169.85, the gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not
exceed:
(1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all state trunk highways as
defined in section 160.02, subdivision 29, and for all routes designated under section 169.832,
subdivision 11
;
(2) 88,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more axles while
exclusively engaged in hauling livestock on all state trunk highways other than interstate
highways, if the vehicle has a permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5, paragraph (k);
(3) 73,280 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles or less on all
routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under section 169.832,
subdivision 11
, except that a vehicle needing reasonable access to a terminal or facilities for
food, fuel, repairs, and rest, located within three miles of a ten-ton route, may not exceed 80,000
pounds. "Terminal" means any location where freight either originates, terminates, or is handled in
the transportation process, or where commercial motor carriers maintain operating facilities; and
(4) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more axles on all
routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under section 169.832,
subdivision 11
.
(b) The maximum weights specified in this section for five consecutive axles shall not apply
to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle prior to June 1, 1981.
The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of vehicles excepted by this clause
shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for four or fewer consecutive axles in this section.
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; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 36

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