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My 244 is finally ready for test. I have spent the last few weeks getting it prepared. I have down rated to 7.5 tonnes with the help of SV Tech. I have fitted side rails, rear under run bar and later spec rear marker boards. Apart from these modifications the only maintenance items have been a couple of bulbs and a replacement air brake valve. I am confident of a first time pass.

 

Then, hopefully within a few days or so I will have the necessary paperwork to enable me to register and tax it, :-D just in time for it's first show at the 'Festival of Transport' on August 9th at the 'Leisure Lakes' in Tarleton near Preston.

 

Wish me Luck!

 

Regards

 

Andy

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Hi ex RCT driver here...What is a GS244?!

 

Good luck with the test..:)

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Thanks for clearing that up!! We never refered to them as a GS244..only Daf (not as good as a Bedford) 4 tonners!!

 

Still a good wagon though..:thumbsup:

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I didn't think you could downrate the Daf 4 tonne 4x4 as the basic weight was too high to still allow the minimum 2 tonne payload.

You must have it stripped down to the minimum no side boards and no canvas.

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I didn't think you could down rate the Daf 4 tonne 4x4 as the basic weight was too high to still allow the minimum 2 tonne payload.

You must have it stripped down to the minimum no side boards and no canvas.

 

In standard trim mine weighs 6100 kg, the only item not present when weighed was the bench seat from the rear, all the drop sides and the canvas were still present. I would imagine that the manufacturers plate weight of 6600 kg refers to the variants fitted with a winch and or tail lift. SV Tech told me of another GS they recently down rated that was presented for test with a weigh bridge ticket of approx 5500 kg, apparently it had been raped beforehand! :-D

 

OK, I'm still under 2000 kg, but I have gained permission by making a statement of intended use, this statement coupled with the vehicles special historic nature gained the approval of VOSA to down rate and run without tacho.

 

I shall be taxing it and using it as a private heavy goods vehicle. The minimum 2000 kg payload is not actually a legal requirement, it is only a VOSA imposed recommendation, therefore if you provide 'good reason' and make a written statement of intended use, permission will be granted.

:drive:

Andy

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Well done Andy, beat them with their own rules:-D

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Well chaps, Monday was test day at Kirkham HGV test station and it sailed through! :yay:

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okay, what was the age of your truck,...I have two urals 83 and 84 and want to get them tested. how on earth do I avoid the tacho being fitted...they will never be down rated as their basic weight is over 7.5 tons...

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Surely just registering the vehicle as a private HGV means a tacho is not required?

 

I know you can't register until tested but there's a box on the first test application form were you put taxation class as private HGV.

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Surely just registering the vehicle as a private HGV means a tacho is not required?

 

I know you can't register until tested but there's a box on the first test application form were you put taxation class as private HGV.

 

Cheaper RFL for PHGV too :-D

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What really surprised me is that the HGV plating test at VOSA is cheaper than a standard car MOT!

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