MOT classes for Land Rover

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  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.


    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. 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.

  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    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?
  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    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?
  7. i got away with that on my Series ! for 15 years. That or folding the windscreen for the MOT!
  8. It's class 1v it's a car with up to 8 seats.
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  10. If my Bedford is class IV his land rover is a car with less than 8 seats.
  11. 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.
  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  13. I said his land rover is a car. My Bedford is a motorhome and so class iv