MOT classes for Land Rover

#1
I have recently bought a second hand Land Rover. it's a 110, High capacity pick up. TDi, 26mpg, very happy with it for the money.

Anyway,

The V5 lists its "Revenue Weight" as 3499 KG Gross.

The MOT test certificate lists it as Class IV.

According to MOT test fees : Directgov - Motoring "goods vehicles between 3000 and 3500 KG" are Class VII

I'm confused. Help. :?
 
#2

osta

Old-Salt
#3
Is it aged after 2001? because if it isn't don't even think about driving it into anywhere near London after January next year.

Why? because it will fail the emmisions criteria and be liable for a £100 daily charge, the fine for not paying or forgetting to pay £500.

Thanks Ken Livingstone you total **** (and indeed Boris for not scrapping it)...........The Low Emission Zone, another way to **** the small business man, cheers.

Anyway rant over, hope you are not affected as I am.


Osta
 
#4
Is it aged after 2001? because if it isn't don't even think about driving it into anywhere near London after January next year.

Why? because it will fail the emmisions criteria and be liable for a £100 daily charge, the fine for not paying or forgetting to pay £500.

Thanks Ken Livingstone you total **** (and indeed Boris for not scrapping it)...........The Low Emission Zone, another way to **** the small business man, cheers.

Anyway rant over, hope you are not affected as I am.


Osta
I can fit you a motor/generator where the PTO goes and a set of batteries under the floor - hybrid vehicles are exempt!

(I avoid London whenever possible)
 
#5
Checking the VIN plate I see it's actually 3050 gross - bit disappointing when I thought it was 3500 as per the V5. not a drama though. However, seems that means it's STILL Class VII. What's more, my Series 1 which says 3500 on hte V5 but would snap in two with that amount in it will need to have a class VII or get teh V5 changed. Good of the cnuts to let me know about all these changes.
 

TheIronDuke

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#6
I have recently bought a second hand Land Rover. it's a 110, High capacity pick up. TDi, 26mpg, very happy with it for the money.
I knew there was a reason why I stuck around this dismal shithole. Well done that man. The hardest Landy ever made. Post pics and I may well shag it.

But whats the issue with classification? The only issue I had was the insurance reptiles said it was a commercial because it had 3 seats. Is it a tax thing or what?
 

TheIronDuke

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#7
Just been out to have a look. Mine costs £118.25 for 6 months tax if that helps?

*Edit* Shit. Just read the thread title. Sorry. MoT class? Wasn't aware there was one. Mine failed because the windscreen washer didn't work. "There is a squeezy bottle of water on the dash and I stick it out the window and squirt" didn't wash. Fifty quid it cost me. I just took it to my local MoT station and dont recall any bollocks about MoT class. Do you live in Wales?
 
#8
Just been out to have a look. Mine costs £118.25 for 6 months tax if that helps?

*Edit* Shit. Just read the thread title. Sorry. MoT class? Wasn't aware there was one. Mine failed because the windscreen washer didn't work. "There is a squeezy bottle of water on the dash and I stick it out the window and squirt" didn't wash. Fifty quid it cost me. I just took it to my local MoT station and dont recall any bollocks about MoT class. Do you live in Wales?
i got away with that on my Series ! for 15 years. That or folding the windscreen for the MOT!
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#9
I have recently bought a second hand Land Rover. it's a 110, High capacity pick up. TDi, 26mpg, very happy with it for the money.

Anyway,

The V5 lists its "Revenue Weight" as 3499 KG Gross.

The MOT test certificate lists it as Class IV.

According to MOT test fees : Directgov - Motoring "goods vehicles between 3000 and 3500 KG" are Class VII

I'm confused. Help. :?
It's class 1v it's a car with up to 8 seats.
 

TheIronDuke

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#10
It's class 1v it's a car with up to 8 seats.
With three seats the insurance Muppets class it as a commercial? And that is the only hassle I have had with the HCPU. The same MoT station does that, the Jag, Posh Birds girly car and the Fergie Grey. No question about what class it is. Should they ask, I should say 'second year infants'. But they never ask.
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#11
With three seats the insurance Muppets class it as a commercial? And that is the only hassle I have had with the HCPU. The same MoT station does that, the Jag, Posh Birds girly car and the Fergie Grey. No question about what class it is. Should they ask, I should say 'second year infants'. But they never ask.
If my Bedford is class IV his land rover is a car with less than 8 seats.
 
#12
If the insurance co are giving you gip go to some one who specialise in landies. I use footman james £110 for a 2a and £122 for a Range Rover 3.9 . You have to be in a club mind.
never had any probs with weights at MOT.
 

TheIronDuke

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#13
If my Bedford is class IV his land rover is a car with less than 8 seats.
Your Bedford is a ******* lorry. The clue is in the badge on the bonnet. It says 'Bedford'. Which is a ******* lorry. Jesus.

A Landy, even a HCPU is a car. So a HCPU should go through the same MoT as a Ford Ka or one of them horrible little Korean boxes that pensioners drive.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#14
Your Bedford is a ******* lorry. The clue is in the badge on the bonnet. It says 'Bedford'. Which is a ******* lorry. Jesus.

A Landy, even a HCPU is a car. So a HCPU should go through the same MoT as a Ford Ka or one of them horrible little Korean boxes that pensioners drive.
I said his land rover is a car. My Bedford is a motorhome and so class iv
 
#16
I have recently bought a second hand Land Rover. it's a 110, High capacity pick up. TDi, 26mpg, very happy with it for the money.

Anyway,

The V5 lists its "Revenue Weight" as 3499 KG Gross.

The MOT test certificate lists it as Class IV.

According to MOT test fees : Directgov - Motoring "goods vehicles between 3000 and 3500 KG" are Class VII

I'm confused. Help. :?
The reason is possibly the mong that owned it before you was using it for commercial purposes. Therefore look at the VIN plate (top line) which will give you the ULW around 2040 kgs then get the V5 amended - FREE OF CHARGE.
 
#17
Scratching my head at all this. Had loads of landies all sorts of types all had standard MOT. BTW my RR weighs a few kgs over 3000kg go figure?
 

TheIronDuke

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#18
Scratching my head at all this. Had loads of landies all sorts of types all had standard MOT. BTW my RR weighs a few kgs over 3000kg go figure?
I am with you on that. My Defender 110 HCPU weighs more than most Landy's on account of the huge rear axle, diff and the big springs on the back. For insurance purposes it is a commercial because it has three seats. Then there is the rebar bumpers and the winch. And that complicated towing shit on the back end.

I take it to the garage and say "It needs an MoT".

They give me some shite about the windscreen washers not working. I give them some money and I get my Landy back with an MoT and windscreen washers that work for 2 days.

Nobody asks me to weigh the ******.
 
#19
It's all about what it says on the V 5 boys, not what you have done / modified .

What it means in reality is that ex MOD vehicles are no longer the bargain that they once where once the stealth tax of emissions and tougher licensing are factored in.

Life's a bitch really ........
 
#20
What do they teach the Landrovers in these classes?
 

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