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LOVELLS GVM UPGRADES

GVM stands for Gross Vehicle Mass, this is the weight of your vehicle including all accessories, fuel, passengers and luggage and tow ball weight.

GCM stands for Gross Combined Mass, this is the total combined weight of both your vehicle, its payload and what you are towing.

BTC stands for Brake Towing Capacity and is the weight (typically in kilograms) a vehicle can tow. 

 

Lovells GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) Upgrades

The usable payload of many 4X4 vehicles today is minimal. Additional basic optional equipment and two or three adult male occupants will bring the vehicle close to its legal maximum weight (GVM) in many cases. Add long range fuel tanks, bull bars, winches, side steps, roof racks, recovery gear and a payload of camping equipment or an industrial type custom body and the vehicle will ultimately exceed the Original Equipment allowable Gross Vehicle Mass.

Original Equipment suspension is designed for comfort above all other considerations, thus load carrying and performance can be compromised. Whereas, Lovells design suspension systems with matched components for the ultimate in performance, load carrying, and handling.

Lovells GVM Upgrade suspension kits are fully track tested in conjunction with a Certified Automotive Engineering Signatory over many days to achieve maximum stability, braking performance, ADR (Australian Design Rules) conformity and operator comfort, before test data and documentation are forwarded to the DEPARTMENT of INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT and LOCAL GOVERNMENT for full analysis.

The National Codes and laws that must be met are extremely stringent and it can take up to 6 months for all data to be analysed in full by the Road Safety Engineers in Canberra. Once the Department is satisfied with all dynamic testing and theoretical data, it is only then that Lovells are issued with certification of Secondary Manufacture for GVM Upgrades.

Lovells GVM Upgrade Kits provide a solution for owners/managers of Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Hilux and Nissan Patrol vehicles who have a need to carry loads which exceed the Original Equipment GVM specifications while at the same time meeting the practical and documentary compliance requirements of Work Safety, Police Licensing, Insurance, Lessors and Fleet Managers.


Lovells hold Compliance Plate Approval’s as a Second Stage Manufacturer of GVM Upgrades for Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Ford and Mazda:

  • CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC70 Cab Chassis/Troop Carrier to 3900kg.
    (Original GVM is 3300kg)
  • CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC79 Cab Chassis Single Cab 5 Star ANCAP to 4200kg. (Original GVM is 3400kg)
  • CPA 25742-8: Toyota Landcruiser LC76 Series 4 door Wagon to 3660kg.
    (Original GVM is 3000kg)
  • CPA 28971: Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis Y61 to 3900kg.
    (Original GVM is 3400kg) - STATE COMPLIANCE ONLY
  • CPA 40257: Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series Wagon to 3800kg
    (Original GVM is 3300kg)
  • CPA 42029: Toyota Hilux 150 Series 4x4 3/05-2015 to 3300kg
    (up from standard GVM of 2710kg- Extra Cab, 2780kg- Dual Cab and 2835kg- Single Cab)
    STATE COMPLIANCE ONLY
  • CPA 46728: Ford Ranger 4x4 to 3500kg.
    (Original GVM is 3200kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Ford Ranger.
  • CPA 47037: Mazda BT50 4x4 to 3500kg.
    (Original GVM is 3200kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Mazda BT50.
  • CPA 47909: Toyota Hilux GUN126 Series 4x4 2015 on to 3500kg
    (Original GVM of 3000kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM FULL VOLUME Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Toyota Hilux 4x4.
  • CPA 47908: Isuzu D Max 4x4 06/12 on to 3600kg
    (Original GVM of 2950kg)
  • CPA 48305: Toyota Prado 150 Series 10/09 on to 3500kg
    (Original GVM of 3000kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM FULL VOLUME Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Toyota Prado.


WHY DO VEHICLES REQUIRE GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) SUSPENSION UPGRADES?

 

  • Need to protect Business, Managers from claims for breaches of OH&S rules and employee negligence.
  • Possibility of Insurance companies to void payout if the vehicle is loaded beyond approved GVM.
  • Possibility of litigation under common law if the vehicle is operated beyond its legal Load Limits.
  • Requirements to load vehicle and operate safely with weight beyond current Original Equipment limits for heavy and/or remote work.

GVM & TOWING UPGRADE OVERVIEW

LOVELLS SECOND STAGE OF MANUFACTURE GVM UPGRADES & GCM UPGRADES FOR USE AUSTRALIA WIDE.

VEHICLE BUILD DATA OE GVM NEW GVM OE GCM NEW GCM
FORD RANGER PX 01/2012-ON 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER 3200 3500 6000 7000
MAZDA BT50 01/2012-ON 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER 3200 3500 6000 7000
ISUZU D-MAX 06/2012-ON 4X4 2950 3600 5950 7000
NISSAN PATROL 12/2006-10/2017 ZD30DDTi ONLY 3400 3900 6600 7100
TOYOTA HILUX 03/2005-09/2015 4X4 2710-2835 3300* 5210-5335 5800*
TOYOTA HILUX GUN 10/2015~ 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER 3000 6500* 3500 7000*
LANDCRUISER 76 03/2007-ON 3000 3660 6500 7160
LANDCRUISER 78 03/2007-ON 3300 3900 6800 7400
LANDCRUISER 79 03/2007-08/2016 ALL SHAPES 3300 3900 6800 7400
LANDCRUISER 79 09/2016-ON DUAL CAB ONLY 3300 3900 6800 7400
LANDCRUISER 79 09/2016-ON SINGLE CAB ONLY 3400 4200 6900 7700
LANDCRUISER 200 11/2007-ON 3300-3350 3800 6800-6850 7300
LANDCRUISER PRADO 150 11/2009-10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU 3000 3500 5500 6000
LANDCRUISER PRADO 150 11/2017-ON 3000 3500 6000 6500
*GVM and GCM figures will alter on all Hilux variants as towing capacities with automatic transmission can be derated by 250kg refer to your owners manual for confirmation

TOWING CAPACITY UPGRADE & GCM UPGRADE OVERVIEW

LOVELLS SECOND STAGE OF MANUFACTURE BRAKED TOWING CAPACITY UPGRADES & GCM UPGRADES FOR USE AUSTRALIA WIDE.
VEHICLE BUILD DATA OE TOWING NEW TOWING OE GCM NEW GCM
LANDCRUISER 79 - COMING MID 2018 09/2016-ON SINGLE CAB ONLY 3500 4000 6900 7800*
LANDCRUISER 200 11/2007-ON 3500 4000 6800 7800
LANDCRUISER PRADO 150 11/2009-10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU 2500 3100 5500 6550

 

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

 

Federal Compliance 

Pre-first registration GVM/GCM/BTC upgrade does not need supplementary certification. 

State Compliance

Post-first registration GVM/GCM/BTC upgrade requires engineering certification. The nominated engineer can note the increased GCM and BTC on the engineering report. 

 

 

 

 

 

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