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GVM Upgrade Solutions

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Lock and Load with Pedders GVM Upgrade Solutions!

If you carry loads for a living or are serious about what you take with you on your next journey then look no further. Pedders GVM Upgrade Solutions offer one of the best suspension upgrades for your vehicle proudly backed by our nationwide network of certified installers and service centres.

When your vehicle is fully loaded for the journey ahead or if you are carrying the tools of your work trade, chances are that your vehicle may be overloaded beyond its GVM and Payload capacity and you may not even know it. Common items such as tools, tool boxes, cargo, bull bars, winches, towbars, fuel, accessories, passengers, recovery gear all combine to add weight to your vehicle and decrease the available payload. It is also important to note that if you have purchased a cab/chassis, the weight of any tray or service body is considered to be part of the “kerb weight” – therefore further reducing the available payload.

Every vehicle on our roads today has an official legally allocated Gross Vehicle Mass rating (GVM) and Payload Capacity (how much weight a vehicle can carry in both passengers and cargo in the cab and tray bed). The GVM rating is the maximum allowable weight figure (in kg’s) as specified by the manufacturer when fully loaded. It’s essentially the maximum legal weight, that you can safely drive at for that particular vehicle.

Pedders now offer a GVM+ upgrade solution for selected models to assist in compliance for GVM and axle ratings. Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the Pedders GVM+ Upgrade Kits have been approved by (Commonwealth) Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

So if you’re unsure about the GVM of your vehicle or if you think that you are running your vehicle over the legal weight limit, then book your car into one of our Pedders outlets for a Pedders Tow & Load Assessment. With the use of our approved Pedders Tow & Load Assessment outlets, we can check the axle weight and corner weights of your vehicle to determine the overall weight of your vehicle. Additionally we can then advise you if your vehicle is overloaded and what options are available for your vehicle.


GVM Upgrade Solutions from Pedders:


  • We offer GVM Upgrade Kits for a wide range of vehicles that are certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
  • All suspension components installed as part of a Pedders GVM upgrade package are backed by a Pedders 2 Year/40,000kms Nationwide Warranty.
  • Ideal choice for towing caravans, horse floats, camper and general trailers who need that extra load carrying capacity.
  • Great for serious four wheel drives fitted with bull bars, winches, recovery equipment, drawer systems, camping gear and underbody protection looking for compliance to the federal and state GVM laws.
  • When the GVM Upgrade kit has been installed to a new vehicle by the trained Pedders technicians at a Pedders store, a compliance plate will be fitted. The new vehicle can now be registered with new increased G.V.M. This procedure will allow the vehicle to be legally used in all states of Australia. For vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate.
  • So, if you are planning ahead with an impending new vehicle purchase, or have realised that your current vehicle isn’t quite handling the load we have the solution.

Official Approval Documentation Links:

You can find the official approval documentation for each Pedders GVM kit we offer by clicking here.

New & Used Vehicle Information

Pedders GVM+ upgrade solutions for selected vehicle models assist in compliance for increased certified GVM ratings. Click here for more information.

To find your nearest GVM+ Approved Fitting Outlet, click here.