Overweight Van Pulled Over By Police

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  1. Brightsure

    Brightsure Active Member
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    A friend of mine got pulled over yesterday by police and was driven to a weighing center, he was 200Kg overweight and told if he didnt drop some of his load he would be fined £1250 plus costs.
    Its actually quite worrying as he had a Peugeot Expert van with a 500 litre tank on board. He had no ladders on the top too, just his every day equipment. He had the tank on the back end of his van for some
    reason and it must of looked very low on the back end! No ideas why he didnt have it by the bulk head.

    I wouldnt be surprised if we start seeing more of this happening to us as we are now getting known for carrying alot of weight!
    He now has to buy a new bigger van as he goes to London on a full tank very often! He cant do his work unless he has a full tank.
    He been told if he gets stopped again and is over he could lose his licence and will be an even bigger fine!

    Has anyone else been stopped for a heavy load?
     
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  2. rcproperty

    rcproperty Hero
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    just shows you what weight we carry in the vans and how you have to make sure you are under the payload!

    upgraded my vans payload from 600kg to 800kg!
     
  3. OoO

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    If its the old shape then a 500l tank is too big.

    If its the new shape then Doubtul he would be over weight.
     
  4. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    very dangerous most small van tyres also arn`t rated to carry that load either so new tyres all around.

    I had to upgrade to a relay van with 1500kg pay load
     
  5. OoO

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    I've got extra load tyres and enhanced payload. BUT I don't go near the limit.
     
  6. MarkB

    MarkB Member
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    putting the tank over the rear wheels will put the rear axle over its limit, no you shouldnt drive overweight, for wfp you really need a van with at least 1000kg payload
     
  7. Brightsure

    Brightsure Active Member
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    Doesnt the peugeot experts have a 1000kg Max loading weight?
    So 500 litre tank is 500kg
    He must weigh 100kg
    Where is he getting 200kg Overweight from?

    Even if he had a full tank of fuel thats another 80kg.
    So do you think its because he had the tank all on the back over the rear wheels?
     
  8. Ssierragls

    Ssierragls Active Member
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    The old experts were 900kg.
    Tank of fuel 60kg
    Spare wheel 20kg
    Ladder and rack 30-40kg
    Tank and frame 50-75kg
    Hose reel 15kg

    It soon mounts up.
     
  9. Tuffers

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    Axle weight?
     
  10. OoO

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    That's assuming he had the 900kg model as well. As most were 810ish.

    500L tank, water fuel and him would = a good 650-700kg
     
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