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Court says road-weight rules apply to manure spreaders

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A state appeals court ruled this week that a manure spreader is not exempt from size-and-weight limits on Wisconsin highways.

In a 12-page ruling, the Third District Appellate Court in Wausau upheld fines of $1,600 against the Marshland Acres farm in Pepin County in far western Wisconsin. The farm was convicted of operating an overweight spreader on roadways while transferring manure among its fields.

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