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.
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:
|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 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 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|
|VEHICLE||BUILD DATA||OE TOWING||NEW TOWING||OE GCM||NEW GCM|
|09/2016-ON SINGLE CAB ONLY||3500||4000||6900||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
Pre-first registration GVM/GCM/BTC upgrade does not need supplementary certification.
Post-first registration GVM/GCM/BTC upgrade requires engineering certification. The nominated engineer can note the increased GCM and BTC on the engineering report.