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

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(regulation 87(2))

Part IIMaximum permitted gross weights for heavy cars and motor cars if the driving axles are fitted with road friendly suspension etc and in each case not forming part of an articulated vehicle

1.  Subject to paragraph 2, the maximum permitted gross weight of a vehicle to which this Part applies shall, for the purposes of regulation 87, be the weight shown in column 4 of the Table in the item which is appropriate, having regard to columns 2 and 3 in that Table.

2.  In the case of a vehicle to which this Part applies being a two axle goods vehicle which has a distance between its axles of at least 3.0m, the maximum permitted laden weight for the purposes of regulation 87 shall be 17,000 kg.

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Maximum Permitted Laden Weight

(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
7.3 or moreAt least 4.9 but less than 5.225,000
8.3At least 5.226,000
9.4 or moreAt least 5.2 but less than 6.4The distance in metres between the foremost and rearmost axles multiplied by 5,000 rounded up to the next 10 kg
10.4 or moreAt least 6.432,000

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