1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

gross vehicle weight over 3500KG 110/defender

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by hurbie, Dec 23, 2013.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. hurbie

    hurbie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi all ,

    is it possible (in england) to increase the GVW for a 110 ( or a 130) to over 3500 KG ?
    if it's possible , what needs to been done (uprated suspension , brake's ?)
    in the netherlands the road tax for a truck (3501 kg and up ... ) is much less than it's for a lighter land-rover diesel ....(up to 3500 kg) so it would be nice to make it a truck :)



    greetings from the netherlands
    gerben
    hurbie
    New arrival

    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sun 22 Dec 2013 4:53 pm
     
  2. flat

    flat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Posts:
    7,843
    Likes Received:
    2,661
    Location:
    Far away from you!!
    The Snatch defenders are plated more than that but they have a ton and a half of armour added and updated everything, Salisbury diffs all round etc, reinforced chassis.

    You already own a 110 or looking to buy?
     
  3. hurbie

    hurbie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    looking to buy in the near future , prefer a 130 stationwagon
     
  4. Dr_evil

    Dr_evil Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,535
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Perched on the naughty step
    130 SW is a custom build anyway isn't it? so be hard to find or expensive to buy
     
  5. hurbie

    hurbie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    can build the stationwagon variant myself , so a basic 130 wil do the trick ( or other option is streching a 110 to 130)

    but question was 3501 kg .....
     
  6. tacr2man

    tacr2man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Posts:
    3,926
    Likes Received:
    332
    Location:
    J10 M40 UK
    think you would need to fit Salisbury front axle , and probably wolf rims . Tyres load range would need to be looked at as well, and obviously suitable springs , as mentioned the amoured landrover would be spec to meet requirements . This would then take you to MGV status in UK , which is what you are trying to achieve for netherlands registration purposes I take it ? Will it affect your driving licence requirements ?
     
  7. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Posts:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    towie hell
    You will need full brake calculations, and have a engine suitable for a higher gvw ie v8 as pull away ability is also questioned, I went through the same nonsense before and just paid a firm called sv tech to do paperwork and plating
     
  8. GINGE

    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Posts:
    8,542
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Tamworth, staffs.
    :lol:

    You will have to get used to that. This is landyzone, we don't do on topic. :D

    Try THIS aswell, you might get grief if you don't.
     
  9. wack61

    wack61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Posts:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Warrington Cheshire
    Depending what you're doing with it 3501kg will take you into operator licensing and tachographs
     
  10. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Posts:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    towie hell
    And ministry mot, and I believe they now require proper parking brakes on the rear axle not just a transmission brake
     
  11. landowner

    landowner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Posts:
    9,885
    Likes Received:
    647
    Location:
    Cheshire
    That should apply only to new vehicles (don't actually know) because Foden used to have a transmission brake.
    Would that mean they have to be modified if you are still operating one?
     
  12. GINGE

    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Posts:
    8,542
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Tamworth, staffs.
    If a snatch is plated higher than 3500kg then just buy one of those over here and import it?

    There cheap as chips.

    when the one below dosent sell then give him a bell and get it for what its worth. £3.5k tops.

    Land Rover 110 SNATCH ARMOURED VEHICLE | eBay
     
  13. tacr2man

    tacr2man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Posts:
    3,926
    Likes Received:
    332
    Location:
    J10 M40 UK
    Upto 12 plate still accepted , eg Mitsubishis etc , might be future requirement ?
     
  14. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Posts:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    towie hell
    I was looking at getting a zil 6x6 and a person I spoke who had registered one previously to had to change the rear brake actuators over to safety type ie air to get brakes off so in effect a parking brake,there again the tester could have been a sob
     
  15. hurbie

    hurbie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks all for the input , converting a armoured 110 to a camper is a bit to much work i gues , and we still don't know if these are registerd as HGV.
     
  16. tacr2man

    tacr2man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Posts:
    3,926
    Likes Received:
    332
    Location:
    J10 M40 UK
    that is a requirement for safety brakes (spring brakes) on air brake system , not handbrake per se . If hydraulic system then handbrake can be on propshaft hope that clarifies :)
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >