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  • Load carrying capacity calculation

    You can use the following formula to calculate the carrying capacity of a vehicle:

    Maximum loaded vehicle weight (for example, gross vehicle weight – this would be included on the compliance plate attached to a vehicle by the manufacturer or importer).


    Unladen vehicle weight (for example, basic kerb weight) – this is the weight of the vehicle with a full capacity of lubricant, coolant and fuel together with spare wheel, tools (including jack) and installed options. It does not include the weight of goods or occupants.

    A compliance plate is typically found fixed to a vehicle's engine bay, door pillar or footwell.

      Last modified: 04 Dec 2018QC 21311