Gross Vehicle Mass
Whether you’re carrying tools of the trade or packing up the 4×4 for an extended trip, your vehicle can become dangerous and illegal if it exceeds the allocated gross vehicle mass (GVM).
The GVM is the maximum a vehicle can weigh when fully loaded. Everything you place on or in your vehicle adds to the overall GVM such as fuel, accessories, cargo (including passengers), the tray body for cab chassis models, and even the tow ball load applied by a boat or camper trailer.
A legal GVM is set for all vehicles as part of the Australian Design Rules (ADR) approval process. If your vehicle exceeds these limits you could be up for a costly fine, void your insurance and make your vehicle unsafe.
To combat these issues, ARB offers Old Man Emu GVM upgrades in line with ADR requirements for a number of new, unregistered vehicles.