(1) This section applies to
containers of 3,000-gallon capacity or less and pertinent equipment
(piping, valves and gauges attached to the container) mounted on vehicles and
implements of husbandry used for the transportation of nitrogen fertilizer
solutions. ARM 4.12.726 applies to this section.
(2) Mounting containers:
(a) A hold-down device shall be provided
which will anchor the container at one or more places on each side of the
container to the vehicle to prevent its dislodging in event of any sudden stop
(b) When containers are mounted on four-wheel
trailers, care shall be taken to insure that the weight is evenly distributed
over both axles.
(c) When the cradle and the tank are dissimilar
metals, material which will not deteriorate with weather or create friction
shall be used between to eliminate metal-to-metal contact.
(3) Container, valves and accessories:
(a) Each container shall be equipped with a liquid
level gauging device.
(b) If a liquid withdrawal line is installed in
the bottom of the container, the connections thereto, including hose, shall not
be lower than the lowest horizontal edge of the vehicle axle.
(c) Both ends of the hose shall be secured while
(4) Implements of husbandry are defined in the
Montana Motor Vehicle Code transporting nitrogen fertilizer solutions shall
include the following safety devices:
(a) All trailers shall be securely attached to
the vehicle drawing them supplemented by safety chains of sufficient size and
strength to prevent the towed vehicle parting from the drawing vehicle in the
case the drawbar should break or become disengaged.
trailer shall be constructed so that it will follow in the path of the towing
vehicle and will prevent the towed vehicle from slipping or swerving
dangerously from side to side.
(c) All nitrogen fertilizer system vehicles
shall carry at least 5 gallons of clean water.
(d) and conform with the requirement of ARM