FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program

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Program Overview

The FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program provides incentive funds for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel ag trucks.  Funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and applicants must obtain approval and have a signed, executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to purchase of new equipment.  Any equipment purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible as this is not a rebate program.

The program is not currently accepting applications


Funding will be provided at 65% of the cost of the eligible replacement truck.


  • Must be registered in the CARB (California Air Resource’s Board) Truck Regulations Upload and Compliance Reporting System (TRUCRS) with either of the following provisions:
    • Agricultural Vehicle Extension
    • Low-Use Exemption
    • Specialty Agricultural Vehicle Extension
    • Model Year Schedule and operate within the definition of an Agricultural truck as defined by the On-Road Truck and Bus Regulation
  • Must meet CARB’s definition of “Agricultural Operations”
  • Must be operated 100% within CA and 75% within SJVAPCD boundaries, annually
  • Must have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 14,001 pounds or more
  • Must have an engine model year of 2009 or older
  • Must have owned and operated the truck for at least the past 24 months
  • Must currently be in-use and in operational condition
  • Must have an engine model year of 2012 or newer that meets the 2010 emission standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr
  • Must be “like-for-like” (i.e., flatbed truck for flatbed truck, water truck for water truck, etc.)
  • Must have a GVWR of 14,001 pounds or greater and no more than 10% above that of the current truck being replaced
  • Must be no more than 25% greater than the existing engine horsepower
  • Must be purchased, not leased, from a dealership in California — no private party transactions are permitted
  • Must commit to being registered with the DMV within the District boundaries during the project life
  • Must have less than the miles indicated below on the odometer:
    • Class 8 with a GVWR of 33,001 pounds or greater must have less than 650,000 miles
    • Class 7 with a GVWR of 26,001 – 33,000 pounds have less than 350,000 miles
    • Class 4-6 with GVWR of 14,001 – 26,000 pounds have less than 25,000 miles