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With the rise in popularity of the use of four wheel drives
and dual cab utes to carry loads or tow, Pedders has now
found that many vehicles coming into our workshops are
operating either close to, or over the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) limit. The reason for such vehicles being overloaded can be due to extra equipment such as toolboxes, bumper bars and winches, a full stock load or towed loads such as caravans. The problem is – most vehicles are not designed to consistently carry heavy loads every day and this is where a tailored GVM Upgrade Kit from Pedders can help.
If you think that your vehicle is often prone to being
overloaded, then consider having the vehicle checked
and weighted at your local Pedders outlet. Pedders offer
GVM+ suspension upgrade solutions for selected vehicle
models to assist in compliance for GVM ratings. Pedders GVM+ Upgrade Kits are all fully certified to ensure motor vehicle insurance, warranty and O.H.& S. requirements are maintained.
Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the Pedders GVM+ Upgrade Kits have been approved by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport. In fact every GVM+ kit produced by Pedders undergoes extensive stability control testing as part of our rigorous R & D processes. The kits are designed to improve the handling and performance of the vehicle under towing and load carrying situations with an emphasis on compliance to regulatory authorities.
Pedders GVM+ upgrade solutions for selected vehicle models assist in compliance for increased certified GVM ratings. The reasons why you may require a GVM parts solution is to satisfy the following requirements: OH&S, vehicle insurance, warranty issues and being road legal. Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the Pedders GVM+ Upgrade Kits have been approved by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
For brand new vehicles; prior to registration – When the GVM Upgrade kit has been installed to a new vehicle by the trained Pedders technicians at a Pedders store, an additional compliance plate advertising the up-rated GVM figure will also be fitted. A replacement axle ratings sticker will also be fitted where required. The new vehicle can now be registered and legally operated up to the new gross vehicle mass in all states of Australia.
For used vehicles that have already been registered and presented as used with many kilometres and potentially many years of driving. For such vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate. This system does vary from state to state, please contact the registration Authority in your state or territory for further information.
All Pedders GVM+ programs are put through rigorous testing processes to ensure they are fit for purpose. With our state of the art testing equipment we test our GVM vehicle kits on every model vehicle to make sure they are compliant with the electronic stability control unit. In all cases the Pedders GVM suspension upgrades improve the general ride and handling. This means that the electronic stability control system are not affected by the upgrades to the suspension. On selected GVM kits our axle load ratings are also upgraded. Independent engineers test and assess the load ratings on our GVM upgrade kits as part of the certification process. This is to ensure all aspects of compliance with Australian Design Rules.
Pedders GVM+ Kits come with official certification documentation and all components installed as part of a Pedders GVM+ upgrade package are backed by a Pedders 2 Year/40,000kms Nationwide Warranty. With more than 50 Certified GVM kit installers across Australia we’ve got you covered.
Check out our range of Pedders Upgrade GVM Kits and more for your vehicle.