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Only 2% of MMBS registered after 1 month, agricultural vehicles on track

Feb 04, 2021
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Registration requirement for agricultural vehicles and limited-speed motor vehicles (MMBS)

Only 2% of MMBS have been registered in the name of agricultural vehicles and limited-speed motor vehicles since the registration registration requirement was introduced on Jan. 1, 2021.

As of January 1, 2021, license plate registration will be required for both MMBS and agricultural vehicles. After just over a month, there are nearly 2,300 MMBS on license plates(2%) and over 22,000 agricultural vehicles (8%), RDW figures show. Owners have until December 31, 2021 to register and license the vehicle.

Curious about the most striking results? You'll find them below.

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Number of agricultural vehicles in the Netherlands

There is some uncertainty about how many agricultural vehicles are actually in the Netherlands. Estimates by CUMELA, the trade organization for entrepreneurs in green, soil and infra, come to 200,000 agricultural vehicles. The Dutch Safety Board assumes 85,000 agricultural vehicles. A more recent estimate by the RDW comes to 270,000 tractors.

Number of limited-speed motor vehicles in the Netherlands.

Regarding the number of MMBS, CUMELA's estimates come to 20,000 vehicles. The Dutch Safety Board assumes 12,000 vehicles. And the RDW arrives at 130,000 MMBS.

Other new rules agricultural vehicles

The speed limit for agricultural vehicles goes from 25 km/h to 40 km/h. By registering every vehicle, the Netherlands can also comply with the European MOT requirement. However, this only applies to vehicles that have a construction speed above 40 km/h, or vehicles used for non-agricultural purposes.

Fendt most common agricultural vehicle in the Netherlands

Among farm vehicles, Fendt is the most common brand followed by John Deere and New Holland.

Agricultural vehicle fleet in the Netherlands fairly young

RDW registrations show that there are many new agricultural vehicles in the Netherlands.

Volvo most popular car for an MMBS

Among the MMBS, the Volvo is the most popular. It is the most common. A Motorrijtuig Met Beperkte snelheid, abbreviated as MMBS vehicle, is a motor vehicle that does not require a license plate in the Netherlands. Alpina has special MMBS insurance for this.

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