GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) – The manufacturer’s specified maximum weight, including contents. This includes fuel, passengers, luggage, tools and vehicle accessories eg. bull bar and winch.
We’re using our 4WD’s for far heavier work than ever, and often after throwing in a few tools, the camping gear in the back, adding a couple accessories or even hitching up the van or camper to then have your 4WD close to, or exceeding the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass). Overloading presents a major problem on our roads because:
Consider a few things before loading up for work or hooking up the van for that get away.
Ontrack Automotive are a registered workshop with DOTARS (Department Of Transport and Regional Services), authorised to upgrade the GVM on approved vehicles. All GVM's are tested and approved for Australian standards. We’re the preferred workshop in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, delivering the support 4WD owners from Dandenong to Ringwood and Doncaster need. Visit our Ferntree Gully workshop today to learn more or get in touch on (03) 9753 5565, through our contact form or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GVM’s available for:
Speak to your dealer about second stage manufacture and have the GVM upgraded prior to registration. On completion a compliance plate will be fitted and the vehicle will be registered with a revised GVM.
The GVM can still be upgraded after purchasing and registering the vehicle. However, additional fees will apply for an engineer’s inspection to gain Nationwide compliance
This CFA Patrol (Pictured Below) required a GVM upgrade to carry the additional weight in water and basic fire management equipment
Left: Before Right: After