CHAPTER 13. SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT
The provisions of this Chapter 13 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § 6103, unless otherwise noted.
§ 13.1. Purpose.
It is the purpose of this chapter to establish guidelines for determining which vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property with machinery attached may be registered as special mobile equipment.
§ 13.2. General.
(a) Determination of status. Any motor vehicle originally designed to be used for the transportation of property, to which machinery has been attached, may be considered special mobile equipment if the attachment of the machinery:
(1) Is permanent.
(2) Precludes the use of the vehicle for transportation of freight, merchandise, sand, gravel, chemicals, fertilizer or other load, except tools incidental to the specialized use of the vehicle or a trailer with a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less.
(b) Trucks. When the criteria in subsection (a) do not apply, the motor vehicle shall be registered as a truck.
§ 13.3. Photographs.
One or more photographs of the vehicle shall be submitted with the initial application for certificate of title and registration or reclassification as special mobile equipment as may be required to substantiate that the vehicle qualifies for such registration.
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