Towing Capacity & GCM Upgrades

Towing Capacity & GCM Upgrades

Federal and State Compliance Gross Vehicle Mass Upgrades

Whether your vehicle is for work or leisure it is crucial to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when it comes to the GVM capacity. The GVM is the maximum that a vehicle can legally weigh; this includes the vehicle chassis and body, accessories such as bullbars and winches, the weight of the vehicles occupants, fuel and personal equipment.

If your vehicle exceeds the maximum GVM then your vehicle is unroadworthy, unsafe and will not meet insurance requirements. This is an issue for a privately owned vehicles and an issue for fleet vehicles. Businesses need protection from claims for OH&S breaches and negligence claims.

GVM upgrades can be done with Federal or State compliance. If the vehicle is brand new and still unregistered then a Federal compliance plate can be applied – this process ensures that your vehicle is legal no matter which state its registration plates apply to. If the vehicle has been registered already then a State compliance will be required – in Queensland a State compliance is done with a blue modification plate.

Corporate Protection

Protection from OH&S claims & negligence claims

Increased Payload

Increase your payload capabilities by upgrading the GVM. Carry more weight legally and safely.

Insuance

Avoid the police or your insurance company investigating if your vehicle is overloaded.

Save $660 under the second stage manufacturer (SSM) scheme if GVM upgrade is carried out prior to inital registration point

TOWING CAPACITY UPGRADE & GCM UPGRADE OVERVIEW

LOVELLS SECOND STAGE OF MANUFACTURE BRAKED TOWING CAPACITY UPGRADES & GCM UPGRADES FOR USE AUSTRALIA WIDE
VEHICLEBUILD DATAOE TOWINGNEW TOWINGOE GCMNEW GCM
LANDCRUISER 79 - DEVELOPMENT SIEZED09/2016-ON SINGLE CAB ONLY3500400069007800
LANDCRUISER 20011/2007-ON3500400068007800
LANDCRUISER PRADO 15011/2009-10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU2500310055006550
Note: Lovells GVM upgrade must be fitted to be eligible for towing capacity increase
*gcm may change as product is still undergoing development and testing