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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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2.  In the case of a vehicle to which this Part applies and which is not of a description specified in an item in column 2 of Table I, the maximum permitted laden weight shall, for the purposes of regulation 87, be the weight specified in column 4 of Table II in the item which is appropriate having regard to columns 2 and 3 of that Table.

TABLE I

Maximum permitted laden weights of certain two and three axle vehicles

(1)(2)(3)
ItemDescription of vehicleMaximum permitted laden weight (kg)
1.

A two axle trailer in which—

(a)

the two axles are closely-spaced, and

(b)

the distance between the foremost axle of the trailer and the rearmost axle of the drawing vehicle is at least 4.2m.

18,000
2.

A three axle trailer in which—

(a)

the three axles are closely-spaced, and

(b)

the distance between the foremost axle of the trailer and the rearmost axle of the drawing vehicle is at least 4.2m.

24,000
3.A two axle motor vehicle which is a goods vehicle in which the distance between the foremost and rearmost axles is at least 3.0m.17,000
4.A two axle trailer in which the distance between the foremost axle and the rearmost axle is at least 3.0m.18,000

TABLE II

Maximum permitted laden weights of vehicles not falling within table i

(1)(2)(3)(4)
ItemNo. of axlesDistance between foremost and rearmost axles (metres)Maximum permitted laden weight (kg)
1.2Less than 2.6514,230
2.2At least 2.6516,260
3.3 or moreLess than 3.016,260
4.3 or moreAt least 3.0 but less than 3.218,290
5.3 or moreAt least 3.2 but less than 3.920,330
6.3 or moreAt least 3.9 but less than 4.922,360
7.3At least 4.925,000
8.4 or moreAt least 4.9 but less than 5.625,000
9.4 or moreAt least 5.6 but less than 5.926,420
10.4 or moreAt least 5.9 but less than 6.328,450
11.4 or moreAt least 6.330,000

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