FAQ - Modification Plates

Checklists for Light and Heavy Modification Codes

A Modification Plate may be required for your car or truck when you are altering the vehicle from its original state.

One of the biggest hurdles is to work out what is actually legal and what can be certified. 

So, we have put together these checklists that are actually used by our mod plate examiners.

This way then you can see what is checked and what you will need to have ready before we come on out to you.

Some codes are quite complex whereas other can be straight forward. 

Our friendly team are more than happy to assist with your questions and can email through more information upon request.

Give us a call today on 07 5500 5603.

1 ENGINE

1.1 Is the engine the original engine or a manufacturer’s option for that model? Y/N

1.2 Does the engine and installation comply with all relevant ADRs and/or

in-service rules (i.e. smoke gaseous emissions and noise)? N/A Y N

1.3 Insert LT3 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

1.4 Insert LT4 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

2 INSTALLATION

2.1 General Requirements

Does the engine installation continue to comply with all of the General

Requirements of sub-sections 2.1 to 2.14 of this Section? Y N

2.2 Strength

Has the engine been fitted without the alteration of the vehicle’s

chassis, sub-frames, cross-members or body members? If not, has

the alteration been performed in accordance with Section LH Body and

Chassis?

N/A Y N

Has the strength of all components modified or affected by the

modifications been verified as equivalent to the original

manufacturer’s specifications?

N/A Y N

Are the engine mountings designed to withstand the torsional loads

transmitted by the modified engine? Y N

2.3 Fasteners

Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of

Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A Y N

2.4 Protection

Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, electrical

harnesses and rubber or plastic components? Y N

Are fuel lines securely fastened and clear of high temperature

components such as the exhaust system, turbocharger and air

conditioning compressor?

Y N

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Section LA Engines

Version 2.0 – 1 January 2011 Page 40/LA41

(N/A=Not Applicable, Y=Yes, N=No)

2.5 Workmanship

Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work

been performed in accordance with recognised engineering

standards?

Y N

3 SAFETY UPGRADE

3.1 If power has increased by more than 20%, has the vehicle been

upgraded to comply with specific requirements outlined above in Code

LA4?

N/A Y N

3.2 For vehicles with a modified braking system, has the vehicle been

certified to the requirements of Code LG1?

Insert Code LG1 Approval Reference Number ………………………

N/A Y N

3.3 Have completed braking system modifications been certified to Code

LG2? N/A Y N

3.4 Are all additional checklists for modifications not covered by Section LA

completed and attached? N/A Y N

3.5 Does the completed vehicle continue to comply with all applicable

ADRs? N/A Y N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under

Code LA4.

ENGINE DETAILS

Make Type

Number of

Cylinders or Rotors

Displacement

(Litres)

Maximum Power

Output (kW) Engine Mass (kg)

1 ENGINE

1.1 Does the replacement engine comply with the requirements of Table LA1 of this Code? N/A  Y/N

1.2 Does the engine and installation comply with all relevant ADRs and/or in-service rules (i.e. smoke, gaseous emissions and noise)? Y/N

1.3 Insert Code LT3 Approval Reference Number…………………………………. N/A

1.4 Insert Code LT4 Approval Reference Number…………………………………. N/A

2 INSTALLATION

2.1 General Requirements Does the replacement engine installation comply with all of the General Requirements of sub-sections 2.1 to 2.14 of this Section? Y/N

2.2 Strength Has the engine been fitted without the alteration of the vehicle’s chassis, sub-frames, cross-members or body members? If not, has the alteration been performed in accordance with Section LH Body and Chassis? Y/N

Has the strength of all components modified or affected by modification been verified as equivalent to the original manufacturer’s specifications? N/A  Y/N

Are the engine mountings designed to withstand the torsional loads transmitted by the replacement engine? Y/N

2.3 Fasteners Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

2.4 Protection Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, electrical harnesses, and rubber or plastic components? Y/N

Are fuel lines securely fastened and clear of high temperature components such as the exhaust system, turbocharger and air conditioning compressor? Y/N 

2.5 Workmanship Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3 SAFETY UPGRADE

3.1 Has the vehicle been upgraded to comply with all of the specific requirements outlined above in Code LA2? N/A  Y/N

3.2 For vehicles with a modified braking system, has the design been certified to the requirements of Code LG1? Insert Code LG1 Approval Reference Number …………………………… N/A  Y/N

3.3 For vehicles with a modified braking system, have the completed modifications been certified to the requirements of Code LG2? N/A  Y/N

3.4 Are all additional checklists for modifications not covered by Section LA completed and attached? N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LA2.

ENGINE DETAILS

Make

Type

Number of Cylinders or Rotors

Displacement (Litres)

Maximum Power Output (kW)

Engine Mass (kg) [

1 ENGINE

1.1 Does the replacement engine comply with the requirements of Table LA1 of this Section? N/A  Y/N

1.2 Does the modified or replacement engine and installation comply with all relevant ADRs and/or in-service rules (i.e. smoke, gaseous emissions and noise)? N/A  Y/N

1.3 Insert Code LT3 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

1.4 Insert Code LT4 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

2 INSTALLATION

2.1 General Requirements Does the replacement engine installation comply with all of the General Requirements of sub-sections 2.1 to 2.14 of this Section? Y/N

2.2 Strength Has the engine been fitted without the alteration of the vehicle’s chassis, sub-frames, cross-members or body members? If not, has the alteration been performed in accordance with Section LH Body and Chassis? Y/N

Has the strength of all components modified or affected by modification been verified as equivalent to the original manufacturer’s specifications? N/A  Y/N

Are the engine mountings designed to withstand the torsional loads transmitted by the replacement or modified engine? Y/N

2.3 Fasteners Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

2.4 Protection Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, electrical harnesses and rubber or plastic components? Y/N
Are fuel lines securely fastened and clear of high temperature components such as the exhaust system, turbocharger and airconditioning compressor? Y/N

 2.5 Workmanship Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

2.6 Diesel Engines If the vehicle is fitted with a replacement diesel engine, is an engine stop control (which will prevent accidental or inadvertent starting) fitted within the engine compartment? N/A  Y/N

If the vehicle is fitted with a replacement diesel engine, is the engine able to be switched off from the ignition switch and can it only be started when the ignition switch is in the Run position? N/A  Y/N

If the vehicle has vacuum assisted brakes and a replacement diesel engine is fitted, has a vacuum pump of adequate capacity been fitted to ensure the braking system continues to comply with the ADR braking requirements? N/A  Y/N

3 SAFETY UPGRADE

3.1 If power has increased by more than 20%, has the vehicle been upgraded to comply with specific requirements outlined above in Code LA3? N/A  Y/N

3.2 For vehicles with a modified braking system, has the design been certified to the requirements of Code LG1? Insert Code LG1 Approval Reference Number …………………………… N/A  Y/N

3.3 For vehicles with a modified braking system, have the completed modifications been certified to the requirements of Code LG2? N/A  Y/N

3.4 Are all additional checklists for modifications not covered by Section LA completed and attached? N/A  Y/N

ENGINE DETAILS

Make

Type

Number of Cylinders or Rotors

Displacement (Litres)

Maximum Power Output (kW)

Engine Mass (kg)

1 ENGINE

1.1 Is the engine the original engine or a manufacturer’s option for that model? Y/N

1.2 Does the engine and installation comply with all relevant ADRs and/or in-service rules (i.e. smoke gaseous emissions and noise)? N/A  Y/N

1.3 Insert LT3 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

1.4 Insert LT4 Approval Reference Number……………………………. N/A

2 INSTALLATION

2.1 General Requirements Does the engine installation continue to comply with all of the General Requirements of sub-sections 2.1 to 2.14 of this Section? Y/N

2.2 Strength Has the engine been fitted without the alteration of the vehicle’s chassis, sub-frames, cross-members or body members? If not, has the alteration been performed in accordance with Section LH Body and Chassis? N/A  Y/N

Has the strength of all components modified or affected by the modifications been verified as equivalent to the original manufacturer’s specifications? N/A  Y/N

Are the engine mountings designed to withstand the torsional loads transmitted by the modified engine? Y/N

2.3 Fasteners Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

2.4 Protection Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, electrical harnesses and rubber or plastic components? Y/N

Are fuel lines securely fastened and clear of high temperature components such as the exhaust system, turbocharger and air conditioning compressor? Y/N

2.5 Workmanship Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3 SAFETY UPGRADE

3.1 If power has increased by more than 20%, has the vehicle been upgraded to comply with specific requirements outlined above in Code LA4? N/A  Y/N

3.2 For vehicles with a modified braking system, has the vehicle been certified to the requirements of Code LG1? Insert Code LG1 Approval Reference Number ……………………… N/A  Y/N

3.3 Have completed braking system modifications been certified to Code LG2? N/A  Y/N

3.4 Are all additional checklists for modifications not covered by Section LA completed and attached? N/A  Y/N

3.5 Does the completed vehicle continue to comply with all applicable ADRs? N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LA4.

ENGINE DETAILS

Make

Type

Number of Cylinders or Rotors

Displacement (Litres)

Maximum Power Output (kW)

Engine Mass (kg)

1 GENERAL

1.1 Does the replacement gearbox have adequate torque capacity for the output of the vehicle’s engine? Y/N

1.2 Has the replacement gearbox been fitted without the removal or weakening of sub-frames, chassis, cross-members or body members? Y/N

1.3 Are all openings in the vehicle for gear selection controls sealed to prevent entry of exhaust gases? Y/N

1.4 If overall gearing or speedometer drive is modified, does the vehicle’s speedometer accuracy comply with relevant ADR requirements? N/A Y/N

1.5 Are automotive type gearbox mountings used on adequate support brackets? Y/N

1.6 Do the reversing lights (if fitted) only operate when reverse gear is selected with the ignition ON? N/A  Y/N

1.7 Does the conversion comply with all the relevant requirements of subsection 2 General Requirements? Y/N

2 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if applicable)

2.1 Does the transmission selection mechanism have a neutral position located between the reverse and forward drive positions? N/A Y/N

2.2 Is a Park position located adjacent to the reverse drive position? N/A Y/N

2.3 Is the reverse selection movement upward, forward or to the left side? N/A Y/N

2.4 Is the transmission selection position displayed and illuminated within the vehicle’s driver compartment? N/A Y/N

2.5 Is the starter mechanism inoperative when the transmission is in any position that can drive the vehicle? (Required by AVSR). Y/N

3 ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (if applicable) 3.1 Are all sensors appropriately connected and operating as originally intended? N/A  Y/N

4 DRIVE SHAFT

4.1 Does the drive shaft comply with the requirements outlined in subsection 2.3 of General Requirements? N/A  Y/N

5 FINAL DRIVE

5.1 Has the differential been left unlocked? Y/N

5.2 Does the final drive comply with the requirements outlined in subsections 2.3 and 2.4 of General Requirements? N/A  Y/N

6 WORKMANSHIP

6.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

6.2 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

6.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

7 COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

7.1 Does the converted vehicle continue to comply with applicable ADRs? N/A  Y/N

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under: Design Approval No.………………………………………… N/A  Y/N

2. WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3. FASTENERS AND WELDING

3.1 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

3.2 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

4 INSPECTION and TESTING

4.1 Has an inspection been carried out on the installation and all modified components and found to be satisfactory? Y/N

4.2 Has the vehicle been road tested and the braking system found to operate satisfactorily? Y/N

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with a design approved under Code LH1? N/A  Y/N

1.2 Insert Design Approval No………………………

2. WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3. FASTENERS AND WELDING

3.1 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

3.2 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

4. COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

4.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with the ADRs to which it was originally built? N/A  Y/N

5. BEAMING AND TORSION TESTS

5.1 Does the body design comply with the requirements of Code LT1? Y/N

6 INSPECTION

6.1 Have interim inspection(s) been carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? Y/N

6.2 Has a final inspection been carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? Y/N

7. RECORDS

7.1 Have completed records together with conversion/modification details been retained in a manner suitable for auditing? Y/N

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with the design approved under Code LH3? Y/N

1.2 Insert Design Approval No………………………

1.3 Original Wheelbase _________mm Final         Wheelbase ___________mm

2. WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3. FASTENERS AND WELDING 3.1 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

3.2 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

4. COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

4.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with the ADRs to which it was originally built? N/A  Y/N

5. INSPECTION

5.1 Have interim inspection(s) been carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work been found to be satisfactory? Y/N

5.2 Has a final inspection been carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? Y/N

 6. BEAMING AND TORSION TESTS

6.1 Does the body design comply with the requirements of Code LT1? Y/N

6.2 Note the average torsional rigidity value calculated at the completion of testing. ………………………………………… Nm per degree

6.3 Note the average beaming value calculated at the completion of testing. ………………………………………… Nm

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LH4.

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with the design approved under Code LH5? N/A  Y/N

1.2 Insert Design Approval No………………………

2. WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3. WELDING

3.1 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

4. FASTENERS

4.1 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

5. COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

5.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with the ADRs to which it was originally built? N/A  Y/N

6. INSPECTION

6.1 Have interim inspection(s) been carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? Y/N

6.2 Has a final inspection been carried out on the complete vehicle and the work found to be satisfactory? Y/N

7. TESTING

7.1 Does the vehicle design comply with requirements of Code LT2, Lane-Change Manoeuvre Test and is a report attached? N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the construction or modification cannot be certified under CodeLH6.

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified exactly in accordance with the design of the manufacturer’s standard variant, using standard or equivalent components? Y/N

1.2 Are all replacement panels and reinforcing equivalent in thickness and strength to those of the standard variant? Y/N

1.3 Are replacement panels attached equivalent to that of the original? Y/N

1.4 If fibreglass has been used has it been tested and found to comply with the Standards specified in Section 2.7 of General Requirements? Y/N

1.5 Insert Design Approval No………………………

2. FASTENERS AND WELDING

2.1 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? Y/N

2.2 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? Y/N

3. WORKMANSHIP

3.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

3.2 Are replacement panels fully sealed to prevent ingress of exhaust gases? Y/N

3.3 Are all sharp edges capped or covered? Y/N

4. COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

4.1 Do all seats and seat anchorages comply with the relevant ADRs? Y/N

4.2 Do all seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages comply with the relevant ADRs? Y/N

4.3 Does all replacement glass comply with the relevant ADR? Y?N

5. INSPECTION

5.1 Were interim inspection(s) carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? N/A Y/N

5.2 Was a final inspection carried out on all modified areas of the vehicle structure and the work found to be satisfactory? N/A   Y/N

6. RECORDS

6.1 Have complete records of vehicle details and conversion/construction been retained in a manner suitable for auditing? Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LH7. 

1. DESIGN

1.1 Is the vehicle’s general mechanical and structural condition sound? Y/N

1.2 Is there enough space available for seating, bunks, stove, sink, refrigerator and general living requirements? Y/N

1.3 Is the payload capacity of the vehicle sufficient to accommodate the additional weight of equipment, accessories, passengers and luggage? Y/N

1.4 Are all dimensions within regulatory limits? Y/N

1.5 Are all body components properly fabricated? Y/N

1.6 Are any additional or replacement mechanical components certified (where necessary) under the appropriate codes of VSB 6? N/A  Y/N

2. COMPLIANCE WITH ADRS

2.1 Does the vehicle continue to comply with all the applicable standards and ADRs, including the requirements in ADR 42/… and ADR 44/… that apply to this vehicle? Y/N

3. GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Have all relevant requirements of Clause 6 General Safety Requirements of this code been complied with? Y/N

4. WORKMANSHIP

4.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

 4.2 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners? N/A  Y/N

4.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? N/A  Y/N

4.4 Are all panels (where relevant) fully sealed to prevent ingress of exhaust gases? N/A  Y/N

4.5 Are all sharp edges capped or covered? N/A  Y/N

5 ROOF MODIFICATIONS

5.1 Have all issues to do with the fabrication of the roof conversion been adequately addressed? N/A  Y/N 

6. RECORDS

6.1 Have complete records of vehicle details and conversion/construction been retained in a manner suitable for auditing? Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LH11

1 SEATS

1.1(a) Have all additional seats been certified to Code LK2 in accordance with the requirements of the ADRs or the National Code of Practice for the manufacture of additional seats (VSB 5A or VSB 5B)? (Design Approval No…………………………….) N/A  Y/N

1.1(b) Do commercial installations comply with VSB 5A?  N/A  Y/N

1.2 Do all replacement seats meet the strength requirements given in Clause 3.2 of ADR 3/… for the date of manufacture of the vehicle?  N/A  Y/N

1.3 Are the seats mounted on existing anchorage points or anchorage points fitted in accordance with sub-sections1, 2 and 3 of Code LK1?  N/A  Y/N

1.4 If the additional replacement seats are hinged, or have hinged backs, do they meet the requirements for these seats given in Clause 3.2.3 of ADR 3/…?  N/A  Y/N

1.5 Are the head and leg space requirements of VSB 5 satisfied?  N/A  Y/N

1.6 Are the additional seat(s) positioned away from areas where there would be a high probability of injury to the occupant(s) in an accident?  N/A  Y/N

1.7 Is access to additional seats unimpeded?  N/A  Y/N

1.8 With the installation of any additional seats, is access to exits, access aisles, doors, door latches, folding seat controls, etc. unobstructed?  N/A  Y/N

1.9 Are seat backs, armrests and other fittings padded to minimise injury to occupants in an accident?  N/A  Y/N 

1.10 Is adequate rear vision for the driver maintained or have additional mirrors been fitted to maintain adequate rear vision?  N/A  Y/N

1.11 Are all rearward facing seats fitted with irremovable head restraints?  N/A  Y/N 

1.12 Are Category 2 and Category 3 seats labelled or plated in accordance with VSB 5A or VSB 5B?  N/A  Y/N

1.13 If seats have been permanently removed, have all holes been adequately sealed? N/A  Y/N 

 2 SEATBELTS

2.1 Is the type of seatbelt fitted in accordance with that determined by the anchorage system specified for the particular application by ADR 5 Anchorages for Seatbelts and Child Restraints?  N/A  Y/N

2.2 Are the seatbelts fitted to existing complying anchorage points or to anchorage points fitted in accordance with VSB 5A or VSB 5B?  N/A  Y/N

2.3 Do the seatbelts comply with the requirements of the applicable version of ADR 4? N/A  Y/N

2.4 If seats have been removed: Has the vehicle supplementary restraint system not been affected by the removal of any seats and/ or seatbelts?  N/A  Y/N

3 SEATING CAPACITY

3.1 New Seating Capacity……………… NB: This may need to be recorded by the Registration Authority.  N/A

4 WORKMANSHIP

4.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

5 ADR COMPLIANCE

5.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with applicable ADRs? N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LK1.

1 INSTALLATION

1.1 Does the installation comply with the manufacturer’s instructions and the relevant sections of Code LK6? Y/N

1.2 Do the vehicle’s seatbelts comply with ADR4, Australian Standards or equivalent? Y/N

2 WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LK6.

1. CONFIGURATION

1.1 Is the central hoop correctly shaped and positioned? Y/N

1.2 Is the seat access unobstructed, is adequate driver and passenger space retained and are headspace requirements met? Y/N

1.3 Are there sufficient support points? Y/N

1.4 Are all body components properly fabricated? Y/N

1.5 Does any part of the installation not interfere with the use of seatbelts, head restraints or with the operation or deployment of air bags? Y/N
1.6 Are any additional or replacement mechanical components certified (where necessary) under the appropriate codes of VSB 14?  N/A  Y/N

2. MOUNTINGS

2.1 Are all mounting plates the correct size and thickness? Y/N

2.2 Are at least three (3) 10mm Grade 8.8 high tensile bolts (or equivalent) and self locking nuts used at each mounting point? Y/N

2.3 Are hollow mounting points correctly reinforced at mounting points?  N/A  Y/N

3. TUBING

3.1 Is tubing, including bent braces, of the correct size and material? Y/N

3.2 Is tubing correctly padded where required? N/A  Y/N

3.3 Is Padding used of acceptable quality and density? Does the padding used comply with the requirements specified in Appendix B Foam Padding for Occupant Protection in Section LZ Appendices?  N/A  Y/N

 3.4 Where seatbelt anchor points are attached to tubing, is the tubing of sufficient strength to carry the design loads?  N/A  Y/N

4. WORKMANSHIP

4.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

4.2 Do all new or replaced fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix A Fasteners?  N/A  Y/N

4.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components?  N/A  Y/N

5 LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY

5.1 Has the installation of the roll-over protection device not exceeded the load carrying capacity of the vehicle?  N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LK8.

1. DESIGN

1.1 Has the roll-bar, roll-cage or ROPS been built to a performance requirements design? Y/N

1.2 Performance requirements design identification………………

1.3 Has the roll-bar, roll-cage or ROPS been built to a Code LK9 design? Y/N

1.4 Code LK9 Design Approval No (where applicable)………………………………………………

2. CONFIGURATION

2.1 Is the seat access unobstructed, is adequate driver and passenger space retained and are headspace requirements met? Y/N

2.2 Are there sufficient support points as specified in the performance requirements device design? Y/N

2.3 Does any part of the installation not interfere with the correct use of seatbelts, head restraints or with the operation or deployment of air bags? Y/N

2.4 Is any additional or replacement work certified (where necessary) under the appropriate Sections and codes of VSB 14?  N/A  Y/N

3. MOUNTINGS

3.1 Are all mounting plate dimensions as specified in the performance requirements design? Y/N

3.2 Are hollow mounting points reinforced at mounting points as specified in the device performance requirements design? N/A Y/N

4. TUBING AND PADDING

4.1 Is tubing, including bent braces, of the size and material as specified in the performance requirements design? Y/N

4.2 Is tubing padded where required?  N/A  Y/N

 4.3 Does all padding comply with the specifications for padding as required in Appendix B Foam Padding for Occupant Protection of Section LZ Appendices? Y/N

4.4 Where seatbelt anchor points are attached to tubing, is the tubing of sufficient strength to carry the design loads? Y/N

5. WORKMANSHIP

5.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

5.2 Do all new or replaced fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Appendix A Fasteners in Section LZ Appendices?  N/A  Y/N

5.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components in Section LZ Appendices?  N/A  Y/N

6 COMPLIANCE AND WARNING DECALS

6.1 Does the roll-over protection structure have a permanently attached manufacturer’s identification plate containing the information required in Clause 8? Y/N

6.2 Are decals complete with appropriate wording displayed in a conspicuous location as required by Clause 7 and or Clause 8? Y/N

6.3 For aftermarket products: Are fitting instructions provided as required in Clause 9?  N/A  Y/N

7 LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY

7.1 Has the installation of the roll-over protection device taken into account the load carrying capacity of the vehicle, including the mass of the structure and the mass allowances for passengers and luggage? Y/N

7.2 Has the ADR vehicle category of the vehicle remained the same as a result of the installation?  N/A  Y/N

 Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under this Code LK10.

1. GENERAL

1.1 Are all fuel lines used suitable for the fuel and fuel system? Y/N

1.2 Are all fuel lines securely fastened with clamps or clips? Y/N

1.3 Has the circuit been checked for leaks and any leaks have been repaired? Y/N

1.4 Are fuel lines at least 100mm from the exhaust and any other dangerous ignition sources? Y/N

1.5 Are fuel lines well protected from possible road damage? Y/N

1.6 Are lines adequately protected from chafing, road damage or crushing? Y/N

1.7 Does the location of the tank meet the vehicle’s clearance requirements including departure angle? Y/N

1.8 Are the fuel tank and components at least 100mm inboard of OEM permanent bodywork? Y/N

1.9 Is adequate shielding provided for fuel tanks if ground clearance less than 200mm? Y/N

1.10 Has the fuel tank installation been checked to ensure that no part of the fuel tank contacts the road should a tyre become deflated? Y/N

1.11 If a replacement tank is of a larger capacity (25% or more) than the original and uses the original mountings, has their strength been checked and shown to be adequate by a Signatory.  N/A Y/N

1.12 Does the replacement fuel tank have no adverse affect on the controllability, handling or stability of the vehicle when road tested? Y/N

1.13 Are the fuel filler inlet and cap located outside of the vehicle? N/A  Y/N

1.14 Where the inlet is located inside the vehicle, is it not inside the passenger compartment and is the inlet separately sealed from the rest of the vehicle?  N/A Y/N

1.15 Is the fuel tank and filler so arranged that any overflow or leakage of fuel cannot accumulate nor contact the exhaust or electrical systems? Y/N

Section LM Fuel Systems Version 2.0 – 1 January 2011 Page 13/LM14 FORM No: LM1 (N/A= Not Applicable, Y=Yes, N=No)

1.16 Are all apertures created to allow for the installation of the fuel tanks suitably sealed so as to prevent the entry of exhaust, road or petrol fumes into the cabin of the vehicle? Y/N

2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES FITTED WITH EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS.

2.1 Are all of the fuel tank evaporative controls for ventilation of the tank installed and operational? Y/N

2.2 If the replacement fuel tank has a greater capacity than the largest optional fuel tank available for the vehicle, has an additional or larger canister of sufficient capacity been fitted to vehicles equipped with evaporative emission control systems?  N/A  Y/N 

2.3 If the vehicle was originally equipped with an independent liquid/vapour separator has either an additional separator been fitted or that provision built into the new tank? N/A  Y/N

3. WORKMANSHIP 3.1 Is all work including welding performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y/N

4. ADR COMPLIANCE

4.1 Does the converted vehicle continue to comply with applicable ADRs? Y/N

5. INSPECTION

5.1 Has an inspection been carried out on the installation and all modified components and found to be satisfactory? Y/N

6. RECORDS

6.1 Have complete records of vehicle conversion/modifications details been retained in a manner suitable for auditing as requested by the Registration Authority?  N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be approved under Code LM1.

1 DESIGN

1.1 Insert LS1 Design Number………………………(the Design)

1.2 Has the vehicle been modified exactly in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under the LS1 Design Number given above? N/A  Y/N

2 WORKMANSHIP

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? N/A  Y/N

2.2 Do all new or replaced fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix A Fasteners? Y/N

2.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? Y/N

3 STEERING – USING RHD BOX OR RACK

3.1 Steering Box Mounting Is chassis rail reinforced and fitted with steel sleeves? N/A  Y/N

3.2 Idler Arm Does idler arm location and angle replicate original? Y/N

Are mounting bolts replaceable? Y/N

3.3 Drag Link If modified, does drag link comply with Code LS1 guidelines? N/A  Y/N

Are weld X-ray and hardness results satisfactory?  N/A  Y/N

3.4 Steering Geometry Is turning circle in both directions retained? Y/N

Is bump steer still within specified limits?  N/A  Y/N

 4 STEERING – CROSS SHAFT/CHAIN DRIVE

4.1 Couplings Are couplings correctly mated with cross-shafts and gearboxes? Y/N

4.2 Gearbox Mountings Has the gearbox been securely mounted and correctly aligned? Y/N

5 STEERING – MANUFACTURER’S RHD COMPONENTS

5.1 Have the original vehicle manufacturer’s steering and braking system parts been used as specified for the right hand drive variant of the vehicle being modified? Y/N

6 STEERING COLUMN

6.1 Mounting Has the steering column location been replicated in right hand drive? Y/N

6.2 Collapse Operation Are the original telescopic sections of the steering column unmodified? Y/N

7 BRAKE SYSTEM – MASTER CYLINDER RELOCATION

7.1 Firewall Modifications Are firewall modifications in accordance with the Design? Y/N

Are all firewall openings sealed? Y/N

7.2 Brake Pedal Are results of non-destructive testing of welded pedal satisfactory?  N/A  Y/N

7.3 Brake Pipes Are all new brake lines one piece Bundy tubing? Y/N

Have correct flares, tapers and threads been used for connections? Y/N

Are all brake lines adequately supported and protected? Y/N

 7.4 Brake System Electrical Connections Are all electrical circuits correctly connected and secured? Y/N

Do brake failure/low fluid level warnings operate correctly? Y/N

7.5 Brake System Operation Is full stroke of master cylinder possible? Y/N

8 BRAKE SYSTEM – CROSS SHAFT SYSTEM

8.1 Bearings Are self-aligning bearings/bushes installed? Y/N

Are self-lubricated bearings/bushes installed? Y/N

Is the shaft positively located with collars and/or spacers? Y/N

8.2 Pedal and Levers Are the pedal and lever drilled to fit cross-shaft and full circumferential weld used? Y/N

8.3 Bearing Mounting Are all bearing mountings adequately secured? Y/N

8.4 Pivots Are suitable retaining devices used on all pivot pins? Y/N

Are all new pins hardened steel or in self-lubricating bushes? N/A  Y/N

8.5 Operation Is full stroke of master cylinder available? Y/N

9 AIR-CONDITIONING AND VENTILATION

9.1 Do windscreen demisters retain effectiveness? Y/N

9.2 Does ventilation system operate similar to original system? Y/N

9.3 Is air-conditioner system securely mounted? Y/N

9.4 Are hoses and pipes correctly routed and secured? Y/N

10.1 Is crash pad original or equivalent? Y/N

10.2 Are instruments and controls correctly positioned for the driver? Y/N

11 ELECTRICAL WIRING

11.1 Are connections, size, insulation, support and protection at least equivalent to original? Y/N

12 WINDSCREEN WIPERS

12.1 Are windscreen wipers fitted in accordance with the Design specifications? Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LS2.

1 DESIGN

1.1 Insert Design Number………………………(the Design)

1.2 Has the vehicle been modified exactly in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under the LS3 Design Number given above? N/A  Y/N

2 WORKMANSHIP INCLUDING WELDING AND FASTENERS

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards?  N/A  Y/N

2.2 Do all new or replaced fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix A Fasteners? Y/N

2.3 Does the quality of welding comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices, Appendix C Heating and Welding of Steering Components? Y/N

3 STEERING

3.1 Steering Box Mounting Is chassis rail reinforced and fitted with steel sleeves?  N/A  Y/N

3.2 Drag Link If modified, does drag link comply with Code LS4 requirements?  N/A  Y/N

Are weld X-ray and hardness results satisfactory? N/A  Y/N

3.3 Steering Rack If modified, does the rack comply with Code LS4 requirements? N/A Y/N

3.4 Steering Geometry Is turning circle in both directions within specified and legal limits? Y/N

Is the amount bump steer still within specified limits?  N/A Y/N

 3.5 Wheel Alignment Have all wheels been aligned in accordance with the Design specifications?  N/A  Y/N

4 SUSPENSION

4.1 Cross-member Mounting Is cross-member mounted in accordance with the Design?  N/A Y/N

Is the chassis rail reinforced and fitted with steel sleeves?  N/A Y/N

4.2 Ball Joints and Tie-rod Ends Are all ball joint tapers compatible or modified in accordance with certified the Design requirements?  N/A  Y/N

5 LHD OR DUAL STEERING CONVERSION

5.1 Does the conversion comply with all applicable requirements outlined in this Code LS4 and VSB 4? N/A  Y/N

6 MODIFICATIONS RESULTING IN VEHICLE HEIGHT INCREASE

6.1 If the vehicle has been raised, have all components affected by the lift such as gear levers, brake hoses etc. been modified and fitted to comply with Code LS4?  N/A  Y/N

6.2 If the vehicle has been raised, have all items affected by the lift such as drive shaft joint operating angles, spline engagement and axial movement of CV joints been checked and found to be within design limits over the entire suspension travel?  N/A  Y/N

6.3 Has the vehicle been raised by no more than 50mm following the completion of all modifications including changes to tyre size?  N/A  Y/N

6.4 If the vehicle was originally equipped with ESC and if the modification affects the ESC, has the ESC system been adjusted and tested and found to operate satisfactorily? N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LS4.

1 DESIGN 

1.1 Insert Design Number………………………(the Design)

1.2 Has the vehicle been modified exactly in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under the LS5 design specified above?  N/A  Y/N
1.3 Has the vehicle been raised by no more than 50mm following the completion of all modifications including changes to tyre size?  N/A  Y/N

1.4 If the vehicle was originally equipped with ESC and if the modification affects the ESC, has the ESC system been adjusted and tested and found to operate satisfactorily?  N/A  Y/N

1.5 If the vehicle has been raised, have all components affected by the lift such as gear levers, brake hoses etc. been modified and fitted to comply with Code LS6?  N/A  Y/N

1.6 If the vehicle has been raised, have all items affected by the lift such as drive shaft joint operating angles, spline engagement and axial movement of CV joints been checked and found to be within design limits over the entire suspension travel?  N/A  Y/N

2 WORKMANSHIP INCLUDING WELDING AND FASTENERS

2.1 Is all work, including welding, of satisfactory quality and has all work been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards?  N/A  Y/N

2.2 Do all fasteners comply with the applicable requirements of Section LZ Appendices – Appendix A Fasteners?  N/A  Y/N

3 REPLACEMENT REAR AXLE BEAM ASSEMBLY

3.1 Axle Mounting Does axle mounting allow vehicle roll relative to axle?  N/A  Y/N

3.2 Axle Modifications If modified, does the axle comply with requirements specified in Specific Requirements of Code LS5? N/A  Y/N

 4 SUSPENSION

4.1 Cross-member Mounting Are cross-members mounted in accordance with the Design?  N/A  Y/N

Has the chassis rail been reinforced and fitted with steel sleeves?  N/A  Y/N

4.2 Ball Joints and Tie-rod Ends Are all ball joint tapers compatible or modified in accordance with the Design requirements?  N/A  Y/N

4.3 Wheel Alignment Have all wheels been aligned in accordance with the Design specifications?  N/A  Y/N

Note: If the answer to any question is N (No), the modification cannot be certified under Code LS6

1. TESTING EQUIPMENT

1.1 Has testing been completed in conformity with the National Stationary Exhaust Noise Test Procedure for In-Service Motor Vehicles (Noise Test Procedure)? Y/N

1.2 Does the sound level meter comply with the requirements outlined in Section 2 Measuring Instruments of the Noise Test Procedure? Y/N

2. TEST SITE

2.1 Is the background noise level at least 10dB (A) below the noise level being measured? Y/N

2.2 Does the test site comply with the requirements outlined in Section 3 Test Site Ambient Requirements of the Noise Test Procedure? Y/N

3. TEST

3.1 Does the microphone positioning comply with the requirements outlined in the relevant Microphone Position section of the Noise Test Procedure? Y/N

3.2 Has the noise level been measured in accordance with the requirements outlined in the relevant Vehicle Operation and Noise Measurement section of the Noise Test Procedure? Y/N

4. RESULTS

4.1 Is the measured noise level less than the maximum level specified in the Australian Vehicle Standard Rules for the vehicle under test? Y/N

NOTE: If the answer to any question is N (No), the test cannot be certified under Code LT4.

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

VMLS specifications

Make:

Model no./designation:

Serial no.:

Capacity:

    

Tested 125% stability:

 

metres

 

Kg

Tested 110% overload and swing:

metres

Kg

         

Installation details

Hydraulics                                                                                                                                           Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all the hydraulic hoses secure and clear of all moving components and do they have satisfactory ground clearance?

2

Is the hydraulic system free from fluid leaks?

Mounting                                                                                                                                            Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Are all chassis alterations made in accordance with VSB6 Section H — Chassis?

 

4

Is the stress level in the chassis, when the loader is operated at its rated capacity, less than one-third the yield stress of the chassis material?

 

5

Are all platform lifting systems installed at the rear or left-hand side of the vehicle?

6

Is the mounting method approved by the vehicle chassis manufacturer?

7

Is the mounting method approved by the VMLS manufacturer?

8

Is the VMLS mounted on a suitably designed sub-frame?

9

Does all welding conform to all relevant Australian Standards?

 

10

Are all mounting bolts correctly torqued?

 

11

If a body, including demountable, is fitted, are all other modifications performed in accordance with VSB6 Section J — Body Mounting?

 

12

Do all safety devices operate correctly?

 

13

Is all equipment, when not deployed, free from protrusions so as to minimise the risk of injury to any person?

 

14

Does the method used to install the loader to the chassis or sub-frame conform to the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions, or, if these are not available, has the modifier ensured, before installation, that the vehicle has sufficient chassis reinforcement within the chassis frame design limits so as to withstand the load moment induced by lifting?

 

15

Can the loader and its associated components withstand a load to its rated capacity without causing any permanent deformation or excessive deflection?

 

16

Does the VMLS meet the relevant testing requirements of AS/NZS 1418?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code R1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Have all relevant modification details and calculations been recorded in line with VSB6 record keeping requirements?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

 Installation details

Loader details                                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Has the loader and its installation been shown to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS3856 Part 1 and Part 2?

 

2

Is the wheelchair loader installed as per the manufacturer’s specifications?

 

3

Excepting loaders installed for the dedicated use of the driver, is the loader installed at the rear or left-hand side of the vehicle?

 

4

Have all practical and reasonable steps been taken to install any external controls on the left or rear side of the vehicle?

 

5

Do all safety devices operate correctly?

 

6

Is all equipment, when not in use, free from protrusions which are likely to increase the risk of injury to any person?

 

7

Are anchorage plates fitted to support the upper section of the loader and attached to the frame of the vehicle?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code R2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirements of VSB6?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Vehicle make, model and year used for comparison:

Vehicle modifier (company name):

Make

 

Model

 

Year

  

Certifying S2/S3 AVE name:

AVE no.:

S2/S3 design certificate number:

 

  
        

Component details (as applicable)

Component details

Component

Make/model

Manufacturer’s max.

Low/top ratios

GVM and

GCM ratings

Transmission

  

kg

 

kg

1:

 

1:

 

Aux. transmission

  

kg

 

kg

1:

 

1:

 

Rear axle(s)

  

kg

 

kg

1:

 

1:

 

Rear suspension

  

kg

 

kg

 

Front axle(s)

  

kg

 

kg

1:

 

1:

 

Front suspension

  

kg

 

kg

 

Tyres front

  

kg

   

Tyres rear

  

kg

   

Chassis section

  

kg

 

kg

 

Tow coupling / fifth wheel

 

D-rating

 

kN

Tow coupling overhang

Applicable:

Yes

No

Amount

 

mm

Wheelbase

 

mm

Overhang

 

mm

Modified GCM rating GCM assigned

Vehicle make/model, if used for comparison

 

kg

 

                  

Assessment

Assessment                                                                                                                                         Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the modified GVM/GCM within all the component manufacturer’s limits?

 

2

Have the following been kept for future audit:

·   details of components of the vehicle model used for reference; or

·   a copy of the S2/S3 design certification and checklist?

 

3

Is the vehicle identical, including air system compressor, chassis reinforcements, steering system, to:

·   the reference vehicle; or

·   according to the S2/S3 report specification?

 

4

Has the tyre placard, if fitted, been updated where necessary to record the correct tyre and rim sizes, axle configurations, axle loads and tyre inflation pressures for the modified vehicle?

5

Are the tyres and rims fitted to the vehicle in accordance with the tyre placard?

6

Has gradeability been established as adequate for the modified GVM/GCM?

 

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code S1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the vehicle comply with all applicable Australian Design Rules (ADRs) requirements at the revised GVM/GCM

(i.e. vehicle rates to 4490kg, NB1 category requirements including but not limited to brake performance?)

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Trailer and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Wheelbase:

Forward radius:

Rear overhang:

Tow coupling overhang:

Drawbar length:

 

mm

 

mm

 

mm

 

mm

 

mm

Point of articulation to rear overhang line:

Modified ATM:

Modified GTM:

Tare mass:

 

mm

 

kg

 

kg

 

kg

                 

Certifying S12 AVE name:

AVE no.:

S12 design certificate no.:

 

  

Trailer component details

Component details:

Component

Make

Model

Compliance mark approval/SARN

Load rating

Control system

    

Braked axles

    

kg

Front suspension

    

kg

Rear suspension

    

kg

Tyre size

    

kg

Axle group: Front

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Axle group load

Brake chamber size

    

kg

Slack adjuster length

   

Axle group: Rear

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Axle number 4

Axle group load

Brake chamber size

     

kg

Slack adjuster length

    

Chassis section

 

Tow coupling / fifth wheel

Make

Model

D-rating

    

kN

Basis for rating determination

Reference trailer make/model for comparison

Compliance plate approval no. if ADR 38/.. approved

   

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Crane construction details

Crane hydraulics                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all hydraulic hoses secure and clear of all moving components?

2

Do all hydraulic hoses have satisfactory ground clearance?

Crane mounting                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Is the mounting method of the vehicle towing system in accordance with the T2 approved design?

4

Is the mounting method approved by the crane manufacturer or, alternatively, is it certified by the T2 approved design?

5

Is the crane mounted on an appropriately designed sub-frame?

6

Does all welding conform to all relevant Australian Standards?

7

Are all mounting bolts correctly tightened?

Crane specifications

   

8

Make of crane:

Serial no.:

SWL as per ‘7. Testing requirements’:

   

Model no.:

Capacity:

 
   

Crane compliance                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

9

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

10

Does the crane meet the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 44/02 for this class of tow truck?

11

Is the crane manufactured by an approved manufacturer or has the construction been supervised and approved by an AVE?

Winch construction details

Winch hydraulics                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all hydraulic hoses secure and clear of all moving components?

2

Do all hydraulic hoses have satisfactory ground clearance?

Winch mounting                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Is the mounting method of the vehicle towing system in accordance with the T2 approved design?

4

Is the mounting method approved by the winch manufacturer or, alternatively, is it certified by the T2 approved design?

5

Is the winch mounted on an appropriately designed sub-frame?

6

Does all welding conform to all relevant Australian Standards?

7

Are all mounting bolts correctly tightened?

Winch specifications

   

8

Make of winch:

Serial no.:

  

Model no.:

Capacity:

  

Winch compliance                                                                                                                                                              Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

9

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

10

Does the winch meet the requirements of ADR 44/.. , AS 5400, Section T — Tow trucks and any other relevant sections of VSB6 for this class of tow truck?

 

Vehicle lift tray construction details

Lift tray hydraulics                                                                                                                                Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all hydraulic hoses secure and clear of all moving components?

2

Do all hydraulic hoses have satisfactory ground clearance?

Lift tray mounting                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Is the mounting method approved by the lift tray manufacturer or, alternatively, is it certified by the T2 approved design?

4

Is the lift tray mounted on an appropriately designed sub-frame?

5

Does all welding conform to all relevant Australian Standards?

6

Are all mounting bolts correctly tightened?

Lift tray compliance                                                                                                                                                            Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

7

Does the vehicle lift tray meet the requirements of ADR 44/.. , 5400, this Section T — Tow trucks and any other relevant sections of VSB6 for this class of tow truck?

 

8

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

Tilt tray and slide — tray tow truck construction details

Tilt tray and slide hydraulics                                                                                                              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all hydraulic hoses secure and clear of all moving components?

2

Do all hydraulic hoses have satisfactory ground clearance?

Tilt tray and slide mounting                                                                                                               Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Is the mounting method approved by the tilt tray manufacturer or, alternatively, is it certified by the T2 approved design?

4

Is the sub-frame appropriate for the mounted tilt tray?

5

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

6

Are all mounting bolts correctly tightened?

Tilt tray and slide compliance                                                                                                                                          Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

7

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

8

Does the tilt tray and slide – tray tow truck meet the requirements of ADR 44/.. , AS 5400, this Section T — Tow trucks and any other relevant sections of VSB6 for this class of tow truck?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does the vehicle as a whole meet the requirements of ADR 44/.. , AS 5400, this Section T — Tow trucks and any other the relevant sections of VSB6 for this class of tow truck?

 

2

Have all of the modification details applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirements of VSB6?

 

3

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code T1?

 

4

Is the quality of work to an accepted industry standard?

 

5

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted)

un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle

modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                       Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification

been performed in

accordance

with the manufacturer’s

guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Frame                                                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Do chassis rail cut-outs satisfy manufacturer recommendations or

VSB6 Section H – Chassis?

2

Have all cross-members that have been removed been replaced

with an original manufacturer-supplied like-for-like

cross member or a cross member as per VSB6Section H – Chassis?

Engine                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

  

1

What is the maximum acceptable inlet depression?

 

2

What inlet depression was measured?

 

3

Is the measured depression within the acceptable inlet depression?

4

What is the maximum acceptable exhaust back pressure?

 

5

What exhaust back pressure was measured?

 

6

Is the measured pressure within the acceptable exhaust back pressure?

7

Does the engine air induction system, inlet depression and

exhaust back pressure within acceptable limits to ensure

compliance with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 30,

ADR 30/.. and/or ADR 80/.. as applicable?

 

8

Does the air compressor or the vacuum pump for

brakes meet the required performance for ADR 35/..

(specifically sections relating to

‘Special Provisions for Systems Using

‘Stored Energy’ (except Spring Brake Systems)’?

 

9

Has the replacement air compressor or vacuum pump

for the brakes been replaced in accordance with

VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

10

Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses,

wiring harnesses, rubber and plastic components?

 

11

Are fuel lines secure and clear of the exhaust system

and any turbocharger?

 

12

Does the engine installation comply with all

applicable ADRs at the time of manufacture or later?

 

13

Is a diesel engine stop control fitted which will

prevent accidental or inadvertent starting? (diesel engines only)

14

Are engine mountings suitable for automotive use

and designed to withstand vertical and torsional loads

transmitted by replacement engine?

 

15

Does the engine have adequate clearance

including between axle, chassis and cab?

 

16

Does the engine have performance requirements

to permit the vehicle to match or exceed the

manufacturer’s grade-ability specification or

the grade-ability requirements in VSB6

modification codes S3, S8 or S9?

 

17

Does the fuel system meet the engine manufacturer’s

requirements for fuel filtration, cooling and suction lift?

 


Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the

manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code A1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted

industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply

with all affected ADRs?

 

4

If a gas fuel system has been fitted, has the installation

been performed in accordance with the

requirements of the energy regulator in the

relevant state or territory (i.e. installed by a certified gas fitter)?

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                       Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

What is the maximum acceptable inlet depression?

 

2

What inlet depression was measured?

 

3

Is the measured depression within the acceptable inlet depression?

 

4

Is the inlet depression within the acceptable limits to ensure compliance with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 30, ADR 30/.. and/or ADR 80/.. as applicable?

 

5

Is the engine air induction system matched to the requirements of the engine in efficiency and performance to maintain compliance with the applicable ADR?

 

6

Is the additional or alternative air cleaner assembly incorporated into the engine induction system of an appropriate size?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code A2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Authorisation

Other than modification criteria, if the answer to any relevant question is NO the modification is not acceptable.

Comments:

 

 

Examined by:

Company (if applicable):

AVE no.:

   

Signed:

Modification certificate no.:

Modification plate no.:

Date:

    
     

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

 Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

What is the maximum acceptable inlet depression?

 

2

What inlet depression was measured?

 

3

Is the measured depression within the acceptable inlet depression?

 

4

What is the maximum acceptable exhaust back pressure?

 

5

What exhaust back pressure was measured?

 

6

Is the measured pressure within the acceptable exhaust back pressure?

 

7

Does the engine air induction system, inlet depression and exhaust back pressure within acceptable limits to ensure compliance with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 30, ADR 30/.. and/or ADR 80/.. as applicable?

 

8

Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, wiring harnesses, rubber and plastic components?

 

9

Are fuel lines secure and clear of the exhaust and turbocharger systems?

 

10

Has the engine output, after installation of the turbo charger, remained compatible with the vehicle drive train?

 

11

Where an exhaust system or manifold has been substituted, has it been substituted in accordance with VSB6 Modification Code A4?

12

Where additional or substitute air cleaners are fitted, have they been fitted in accordance with VSB6 Modification Code A2?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                               Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code A3?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADR?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

What is the maximum acceptable exhaust back pressure?

 

2

What exhaust back pressure was measured?

 

3

Is the measured pressure within the acceptable exhaust back pressure?

 

4

Is the exhaust back pressure within acceptable limits to ensure compliance with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 30, ADR 30/.. and/or ADR 80/.. as applicable?

5

Does the exhaust system alteration meet the manufacturer’s design criteria for the engine and meet or exceed the requirements of the ADRs applying to both the engine and the vehicle installation at the time of original manufacture?

 

6

Is the location and direction of the exhaust outlet/s in accordance with ADR 42/.. requirements?

 

7

Has adequate protection been provided for all hoses, electrical harnesses, rubber, plastic components?

 

8

Are fuel lines secure and clear of the exhaust system?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code A4?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Speed limiting details

Vehicle details:

Method of speed limiting:

Road speed governors:

Applicable

Rear axle ratio

 

Road speed governor

Make

 

Transmission ratio highest gear

 

Geared speed control

Model

 

Tyre size

 

Engine power

Serial no.

 
        

Advanced braking systems       

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Has the supplier provided a certificate or other suitable evidence that the road speed governor complies with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 65/.. or BS AU 217:1987 requirements?

 

2

Has the road speed governor been installed in accordance with the limiter manufacturer’s requirements?

3

Is the maximum road speed setting prevented from being temporarily increased or removed?

 

4

If road speed governor is not integrated into a system (e.g. intelligent cruise control or driver assist and safety systems) is its operation completely independent of the vehicle’s braking system?

5

Are all components needed for full function of road speed governor energised when the vehicle is driven?

6

Are lead seals fitted to the following parts to indicate attempts to tamper with road speed governor operation?

   
 

·  governor road speed adjustment mechanism

 

·  two ends of the link between the road speed limiter and the injection pump

 

·  two ends of the link between the road speed limiter and the device providing the road speed signal

 

·  all internal parts of the mechanical road speed limiting equipment

 

·  control unit of the electronic road speed governor

Testing details

Geared speed control

Applicable

Rated engine speed (L)

 

Tyre size

 

Rear axle ratio

 

Tyre revolutions per kilometre (M)

 

Transmission ratio in highest gear

 

Calculated maximum road speed capability

 

Overall gear reduction ratio (A)

   

Road test

Applicable

Has the accuracy of the speedometer been checked?

Yes

No

Actual speedometer reading at set speed of vehicle

 

km/h

Maximum true vehicle speed during test

Test 1

 

km/h

Test 2

 

km/h

Were vehicle testing and results in accordance with ADR 65/.. (or Item 4 of this modification code)?

Yes

No

Test using a dynamometer

Applicable

Has the dynamometer been calibrated in the past six (6) months?

Yes

No

Date of calibration

 

Was the dynamometer set up to simulate test conditions outlined in ADR 65/.. or Section A – Engines?

Yes

No

Maximum vehicle speed reading

 

km/h

                

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code A5?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Tail shaft installation                                                                                                                            Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the length of the tail shaft(s) within the allowable limit for the maximum tail shaft speed and maximum transmitted torque?

2

Are the tail shaft components (i.e. tubing, universal joints and flanges) adequate for the transmitted torque?

3

Are the universal joint operating angles within the recommended values under all operational conditions?

4

Are the tail shaft yokes phased as per the driveline manufacturer’s recommendations or VSB6 (as applicable)?

5

Does the slip-joint have an appropriate extended engagement length for all operational conditions?

6

If the tail shaft has been lengthened by fitting a longer tube, has a new full length seamless tube been used?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code C1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Axle details

Additional/Replacement axle make and model(s):

Axle rating(s) (kg):

Serial no(s).:

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Do the replacement or additional rear axles have mass ratings and gear ratios that are suitable for the mass ratings of the vehicle?

 

2

Is all welding on the axle housings (for spring seats, axle seats, torque rod brackets, etc.) performed in accordance with the axle manufacturer’s recommended procedure?

3

Are the replacement or additional rear axles installed at the axle manufacturer’s recommended installation angle?

 

4

Are the brakes on any replacement rear axle either transferred from the original axle, identical brakes to those fitted on the original axle, or certified in accordance with VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

 

5

Where there are any additional axles, has the modification to the brake system been performed in accordance with VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

6

If changes to the rear suspension or tail shaft are required, have the appropriate sections of VSB6 been followed, i.e. Sections C — Tail shafts and F — Suspension?

7

If a change in axle ratio has been performed, has the modifier ensured that a suitable ratio is selected for road speed and gradeability, and that speedometer and road speed limiter accuracy is maintained? (Refer VSB6 Modification Code A5)

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code D1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Substitution details

Differential                                                                                                                                             Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Do the replacement differentials have torque ratings and axle ratio suitable for the ratings of the vehicle?

 

2

If applicable, has all welding on the axle housing(s) been performed in accordance with the axle manufacturer’s recommended procedure?

3

If changes to the tail shaft are required, have the manufacturer’s recommendations or VSB6 Section C – Tail shafts been followed?

4

If the axle ratio is changed, is it ensured that maximum speed, gradeability and the accuracy of the speedometer and road speed limiter is maintained?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code D2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Axle details

Front axle make and model:

Axle rating (kg):

Serial no.:

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Axles                                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Do the replacement or additional axles have a mass rating suitable for the mass rating of the vehicle?

 

2

Do the replacement or additional axles have spring/airbag spacing compatible with the spring mountings on the chassis?

 

3

Is all welding on the axle housing performed in accordance with the axle manufacturer’s recommendations?

4

Is the axle installed within the axle/vehicle manufacturer’s recommended caster angle limits?

 

5

Does the width of the axle assembly and turning circle comply with the relevant Australian Design Rules (ADRs)?

 

6

Has any change in ride height resulted in continued compliance with ADR 84/.. requirements?

Suspension                                                                                                                                               Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

7

Have all changes to the suspension been completed in accordance with VSB6 Section F — Suspension?

Tail shafts                                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

8

For vehicles with front driven axles, are all tail shaft alterations performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Section C — Tail shafts?

Brakes                                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

9

Are any changes to the brakes performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

Steering                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

10

Does the steering system have adequate clearance throughout the operating range and suspension travel?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code E1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Substitution details

Suspension                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the substituted suspension suitable for the application of the vehicle?

2

Are the maximum load ratings, GVM and GCM rating of replacement suspension sufficient for the mass ratings of the modified vehicle?

3

If a non-load sharing type of suspension is replacing a load sharing type of suspension, has the vehicle’s GVM been reassessed in accordance with VSB6 Section S — Vehicle ratings?

4

Is the substitute suspension assembled and fitted in accordance with the suspension manufacturer’s recommendations or VSB6 (as applicable)?

5

Is the replacement suspension assembly, including springs, bushes, pins and shock absorbers, in serviceable condition?

6

Is the replacement suspension the correct width to suit the chassis?

7

Regarding all welding on the axle housings and angle of installation, are the axle(s) installed in the substitute suspension in accordance with the axle manufacturer’s instructions, the suspension manufacturer’s instructions and VSB6 Section D — Rear axles or VSB6 Section E — Front axle steering wheels and tyres (as applicable)?

8

Are all suspension brackets (spring hanger brackets, torque rod brackets and shock absorber brackets) positioned and attached to the chassis in accordance with the suspension manufacturer’s requirements and the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements (as applicable)?

9

Are all suspension brackets attached to the web of the chassis by at least ISO 10.9 (SAE Grade 8) bolts with self-locking nuts?

10

Are all suspension bolts tightened to the correct torque?

11

Are all suspension substitution-related chassis alterations, including the fitting of additional cross members, performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Section H — Chassis?

12

Is there clearance for all components under full suspension travel?

13

Is the variable ride height or constant ride height mechanism, as fitted, adjusted in accordance with the suspension manufacturer’s recommendations?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code F1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Modification details

Trailer suspension                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Is the modified chassis configuration the same as the original configuration, i.e. is the category of registration unchanged?

 

2

Is the slope (rake) suitable for the intended application of the trailer?

 

3

Is the substitute suspension an approved load-sharing type as per the Commonwealth Road Vehicle Certification System publications and relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation?

 

4

Has the trailer braking system been re-certified under the VSB6 modification codes G3 or G8?

 

5

Is the replacement suspension system suitable for the proposed mass rating of the trailer?

 

6

If mass re-rating is required, has it been performed in accordance with VSB6 Modification Code S7?

 

7

Is the replacement suspension system the correct width for the chassis?

 

8

Are all suspension brackets suitably and adequately attached to the chassis?

 

9

Has the chassis been suitably reinforced at the attachment positions of the suspension hanger brackets and associated components?

 

10

Is the chassis cross-bracing suitable for the type of suspension?

 

11

Do all suspension, axle, wheel and chassis components have sufficient clearance to accommodate the entire range of travel of the suspension, including the complete deflation of an air bag in an air suspension?

 

12

Are axle catch straps and shock absorber mounts adequately designed, constructed and attached?

 

13

Have appropriate welding practices been followed?

 

14

Are all suspension substitution-related chassis alterations, including the fitting of additional cross members, performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Modification Code H5?

 

15

Have the suspension brackets been properly positioned on the chassis?

 

16

Has the suspension been installed in accordance with the suspension manufacturer’s instructions?

 

17

Does the installation allow the proper alignment of the axles and have the axles been aligned?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code F2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Modification details

Air brake relocation                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does the original brake circuit remain unaltered?

 

2

Do all original brake system components remain in the modified brake system?

 

3

On an ADR-certified vehicle, have the brake reaction times (application and release times) been shown to be within the requirements of the clauses relating to ‘Service Brake Actuating Time Test’ of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 35/.. or the clauses relating to ‘Time Response Measurement’ of ADR 38/.. ?

 

4

Are all brake components securely mounted/fastened to the vehicle?

 

5

Are all fittings of the correct type, size and compatible thread form and all joints free from leakage?

 

6

Are all air and hydraulic lines installed in a manner such that they are protected from exposure to excessive heat, abrasion, movement, stress or impact?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:                             

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Trailer air supply                                                                                                                                             Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Is a tractor protection device fitted?

 

2

Is trailer air supply interrupted by activation of the device?

 

3

Does trailer air supply automatically disconnect when tractor air pressure depletes to 420 kPa in at least one of the prime mover circuits?

 

Trailer service signal                                                                                                                                                           Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

4

Is the trailer service signal interrupted when the tractor protection device is in the ‘off’ position?

[If a tractor protected reservoir is fitted, it is permissible for this to be depleted by brake application signals after the tractor protection valve is activated, provided it draws no further air from the truck system).

 

5

Was the response time measured in accordance with the test requirements in Australian Design Rule (ADR) 35/.. ?

 

6

Response time measured (in milliseconds):

 

ms

7

Is this less than 600 milliseconds for vehicles built before 1 July 1998 or 400 milliseconds for vehicles built on or after?

 

Trailer park brake                                                                                                                                                               Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

8

Is it possible to apply the trailer park brake from within the cabin of the prime mover?

 

Optional hand control                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

N/A

9

Does the brake light operate when the hand control is activated?

10

Do the truck service brakes remain unapplied with the operation of the trailer hand control?

Trailer air connections                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

11

Are trailer air connections in accordance with the requirements of ADR 35/02 or later?

 

12

Are trailer air connections colour-coded red = supply, blue or yellow = signal, or otherwise in accordance with AS 4945?

 

13

Are connections polarised, i.e. one male and one female?

 

14

Is supply connection on prime mover female type or outboard interference lug palm type?

 

Trailer electrical connections                                                                                                             Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

 

15

Are trailer electrical connections in accordance with the requirements of ADR 42/00 or later?

 

16

If the vehicle is required by the relevant ADR 35/.. to have an electrical connection for antilock system of a trailer, is one fitted in accordance with the relevant ADR 35/.. ?

 

Re-charge capacity                                                                                                                                Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

 

17

Does the recharge time meet the requirements of Section G — Overview?

 

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-effected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Brake system details

                                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Does the modified trailer meet all requirements of ADR 38/.. and the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulations as applicable?

 

2

For the modified trailer, list the following data:

 

Control system approval no.:

 

CS*make:

 

Suspension approval no.:

 

SS*make:

 

Braked axles approval no.:

 

FB*make:

 
 
 

Axle group: front

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Suspension group loads (kg)

Brake chamber size

    

Slack adjuster length

   

Axle group: rear

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Suspension group loads

Aggregate trailer mass

Brake chamber size

     

Slack adjuster length

   

Use closest certified subassemblies where pre-ADR 38 subassemblies are to be reused.

3

From the comparison trailer or G8 design certificate, list the following data:

 

Control system approval no.:

 

CS*make:

 

Suspension approval no.:

 

SS*make:

 

Braked axles approval no.:

 

FB*make:

 
 
 

Axle group: front

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Suspension group loads (kg)

Brake chamber size

    

Slack adjuster length

   

Axle group: rear

Axle number 1

Axle number 2

Axle number 3

Suspension group loads

Aggregate trailer mass

Brake chamber size

     

Slack adjuster length

   

                                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

4

Are the entries in Section 2 and 3 (above) identical?

 

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G3?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Auxiliary brake, exhaust, or retarder type                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

What is the maximum acceptable exhaust backpressure?

 

2

What exhaust backpressure was measured?

 

3

Is the result within the allowable exhaust backpressure?

4

Does the engine exhaust back pressure meet the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 30/.. and ADR 80/.. as applicable?

Recommended installation details (optional)

Auxiliary brake, exhaust, or retarder type                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Does the depression of either the clutch pedal or accelerator pedal render the brake inoperative?

2

If a retarder that uses the engine cooling system is installed, has the vehicle a radiator of sufficient capacity for the rejection of additional heat generated by the retarder?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G5?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Pressure protection valves

Pressure protection valves                                                                                                              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all air operated accessories which derive air from the same source as the service brake system denied air supply when the pressure in the service brake system is less than 450 kPa?

2

In the case of a failure of an auxiliary device, does the service brake maintain an air pressure of at least 450 kPa?

3

If an additional tank is fitted for the air operated accessories, or after the pressure protection valve, does the vehicle comply with the re-charge requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 35/.. or the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation (as applicable)?

Additional methods of brake application

General                                                                                                                                                Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Where an additional method of brake application is installed, does it operate on only the park brake system or the service brake system (i.e. not both)?

2

Is the additional method of brake application rendered incapable of engaging the brakes when the vehicle is travelling in excess of 10 km/h in the forward direction or where the vehicle is a truck or trailer mounted attenuator 45km/h?

3

Does the additional method of brake application trigger an in-cab audible and visual warning as to alert the driver when the system is activated?

4

Is the control for the additional method of brake application within the reach of the driver in their normal seated position?

Service brakes                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

5

Where an additional method of brake application is installed, do the application and release method(s) meet the requirements of ADR 35/.. and ADR 38/.. as applicable?

6

Does the additional system apply all of the road wheels?

Park brakes                                                                                                                                         Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

7

If an alternative method of applying the vehicle’s park brake system has been added to the vehicle, is the system designed to minimise the possibility of inadvertent release of the brake?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G6?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Brake system substitution                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the replacement brake system sourced from a vehicle with an identical axle configuration as that of the modified vehicle?

 

2

Is the replacement brake system identical to a system fitted to a certified vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) equal to or greater than the proposed GVM of the modified vehicle?

 

3

Is the tubing used in the brake system of the correct type and size for the application?

 

4

Are all fittings used in the brake system of the correct type for the application?                 

 

Wheelbase extension                                                                                                                                                        Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

5

Is the wheelbase of the modified vehicle greater than the minimum optional wheelbase available in the model vehicle from which the replacement brake system is sourced?

 

6

In the case of an air brake system, if the wheelbase of the modified vehicle is greater than the maximum optional wheelbase offered by the manufacturer for the particular model from which the replacement brake system is sourced, have the brake application response times at the new pipe lengths been shown to meet the requirements of the section relating to ‘Service Brake Actuating Test’ of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 35/.. ?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code G7?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Frame                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all of the dimensions of the frame rail (including all sections of a multichannel frame) identical to that offered by the manufacturer for the equivalent model or acceptable as per the relevant engineer’s calculation?

2

Are the dimensions of the additional reinforcement identical to those stated in the calculations?

3

Are the material specifications and tensile yield strength of the original frame rail, frame rail extension and additional reinforcement compatible?

4

Is the modified chassis frame of sufficient strength for the proposed application?

5

Is the stress at maximum load less in the modified frame than in a standard unmodified vehicle with the same chassis rail and an equal or longer wheelbase, or within the acceptable factor of safety as per relevant engineer’s calculations?

6

Is the type of additional reinforcement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or as per VSB6 Section H?

7

Is the location and attachment of additional reinforcement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or VSB6 Section H?

8

Are all the additional cross members of the same design, material specifications, dimension and equivalent attachment as that offered by the manufacturer for the original vehicle?

9

Is the spacing of the cross members on the modified chassis no more than the manufacturer’s standard cross member spacing for that model vehicle or alternatively this VSB6 Section H?

10

Are the chassis modifications in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6 Section H?

Vehicle specifications                                                                                                                           Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

11

Has the vehicle been shown to comply with the requirements of applicable VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

12

Has the vehicle stability system, if fitted, been validated by the vehicle or equipment manufacturer as being correctly set up for the changed specification?

 

Welding                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

13

Has welding been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

14

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

Heat treated frame rail                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

15

When establishing the size of additional reinforcement, has allowance been made for the reduction in material strength due to welding?

Driveline                                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

16

Have the modification(s) to the driveline been completed in accordance with VSB6 Section B — Transmissions and VSB6 Section C — Tail shafts, as applicable?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code H1?

 

2

Does the modified vehicle satisfy the requirements of the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation and regulation mass limits imposed by the relevant heavy vehicle regulator?

 

3

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirement of VSB6?

 

4

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

5

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Chassis                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all of the dimensions of the chassis rail (including all sections of a multichannel chassis) identical to that offered by the manufacturer for the equivalent model or acceptable as per the relevant engineer’s calculation?

 

2

Are the dimensions of the additional reinforcement identical to those stated in the manufacturer’s guidelines or in the calculations?

 

3

Are the material specifications and tensile yield strength of the original chassis rail, chassis rail extension and additional reinforcement compatible?

 

4

Is the modified chassis of sufficient strength for the proposed application?

 

5

Is the stress at maximum load less in the modified chassis than in a standard unmodified vehicle with the same chassis and an equal or longer wheelbase, or within the acceptable factor of safety as per relevant engineer’s calculations?

 

6

Is the type of additional reinforcement as per manufacturer’s recommendations or as per VSB6 Section H?

 

7

Is the location and attachment of additional reinforcement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or VSB6 Section H?

 

8

Are all the additional cross members of the same design, material specifications, dimension and equivalent attachment as that offered by the manufacturer for the original vehicle?

9

Is the spacing of the cross members on the modified chassis no more than the manufacturer’s standard cross member spacing for that model vehicle, as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or alternatively this VSB6 Section H?

 

10

Are the chassis modifications in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6 Section H?

 

Vehicle braking system                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

11

Has the vehicle been shown to comply with the requirements of applicable VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

 

12

Has the vehicle stability system, if fitted, been validated by the vehicle or equipment manufacturer as being correctly set up for the changed specification?

 

Welding                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

13

Has welding been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

14

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

Heat treated chassis rail                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

15

When establishing the size of additional reinforcement, has allowance been made for the reduction in material strength due to welding?

Driveline                                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

16

Have the modification(s) to the driveline been completed in accordance with VSB6 Section B — Transmissions and VSB6 Section C — Tail shafts, as applicable.

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code H2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle satisfy the requirements of the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation and regulation mass limits imposed by the relevant heavy vehicle regulator?

 

4

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirement of VSB6?

 

5

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Chassis                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are the nominal dimensions of the chassis rail section the same as that offered by the manufacturer for the equivalent model?

 

2

Are the dimensions of the reinforcement(s) identical to those stated in the calculations?

 

3

Are the material specifications and tensile yield strength of the chassis rail extension equivalent to that of the original chassis rail?

 

4

Is the modified chassis of sufficient strength for the proposed application?

 

5

Is the location and attachment of the additional reinforcement as per the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

 

6

Are all the additional cross members of similar design, material specifications, dimension, location and attachment as that offered by the manufacturer for the equivalent model as per manufacturer’s recommendations or alternatively VSB6 Section H – Overview?

 

Vehicle specifications                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

7

Is the axle configuration (i.e. 4×2, 6×4 etc.), axle type, suspension type and installation, brake system, tyre size and GVM/GCM ratings the same as that offered by the manufacturer for an equivalent model, or are the variations in vehicle specifications covered by codes stated on the certificate of modification?

 

8

Is the wheelbase within the range offered by the manufacturer for the equivalent model?

 

9

Has the vehicle stability system, if fitted, been validated by the vehicle or equipment manufacturer as being correctly set up for the changed specification?

Welding                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

10

Has the welding been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

11

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

Heat treated chassis rail                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

12

When establishing the size of additional reinforcement for a heat treated chassis rail, has allowance been made for the reduction in material strength due to welding?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code H3?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirement of VSB6?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Chassis                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all additional holes in the chassis created in accordance with the requirements of Section H — Overview?

 

2

Are all additional holes in the web of the chassis rail, except where the original manufacturer’s specifications allow holes in the flange of the chassis rail?

 

3

Are additional holes spaced apart at least three times the diameter of the largest hole, in line with Section H  Overview or in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations?

 

4

Were the modified chassis rails straight and square prior to assembly?

 

5

Are all cross members designed, positioned and attached as per the manufacturer’s specifications, or, where the manufacturer’s specifications are unavailable, as per VSB6?

6

Are the ends of reinforcement sections suitably designed to smoothly transition to the chassis rail?

7

Does the thickness of the chassis rail material exceed the thickness of the reinforcement section?

8

Do the profiles of all chassis cut-outs have a smooth transition to the original chassis profile and are all edges dressed smooth?

9

Is the chassis of sufficient strength for its application?

Welding                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

10

Has the welding been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

11

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

Vehicle specifications                                                                                                                           Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

12

If a suspension change has been carried out, has the suspension installation been performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Section F?

13

If an additional axle has been fitted, has the axle installation been performed and certified in accordance with VSB6 Section D/E as applicable?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code H4?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle satisfy the requirements of the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation and regulation mass limits imposed by the relevant heavy vehicle regulator?

 

5

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirement of VSB6?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Frame                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the modified chassis configuration the same as the original (i.e. is the category of registration unchanged)?

 

2

Is the slope, camber and skid plate height suitable for the intended application of the trailer?

 

3

Has the chassis been shown to be of sufficient strength and of a suitable factor of safety for the trailer’s proposed mass rating?

 

4

Does the chassis have suitable torsional characteristics for the intended application of the trailer?

 

5

Have materials of the correct dimension and specification been used in the modification of the chassis?

 

6

Do all changes in the section have a smooth transition?

 

7

Is the cross member design and spacing adequate for the intended application of the trailer and nature of the load?

 

8

Are the cross members fastened only to the webs of the main rails?

 

9

Are the cross member to main rail connections suitably reinforced?

 

10

Are all suspension brackets suitably and adequately attached to the chassis?

11

Are all joins in the chassis in regions of low stress, or if not, have the joins been adequately reinforced?

Vehicle specifications                                                                                                                           Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

12

Does the trailer meet the requirements of VSB6 Section G — Brakes?

 

13

Do all towing devices on the trailer meet the requirements of VSB6 Section P — Tow couplings?

 

14

Has the vehicle stability system, if fitted, been validated by the vehicle or equipment manufacturer as correctly set up for the changed specification?

Welding                                                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

15

Has the welding been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where the manufacturer’s recommendations are unavailable, VSB6?

16

Has the welding been performed by a suitably qualified tradesperson and to accepted industry standards?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code H5?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle satisfy the requirements of the relevant heavy vehicle standards regulation and regulation mass limits imposed by the relevant heavy vehicle regulator?

 

5

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirement of VSB6?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

General body installation                                                                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the vehicle within the maximum allowable dimensions as prescribed by the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and relevant mass, dimension and loading regulation?

 

2

Is the attachment of the body capable of supporting the maximum loads imposed by the payload and the body weight during worst case conditions, while evenly distributing the load throughout the chassis?

 

3

If body mounting brackets are used, are they bolted to the chassis rail web as required by this modification code or otherwise done in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines or in accordance with a suitable engineering design?

4

Does the front end of the body sub-frame give a progressive load bearing transition to the chassis?

5

Are the body mounting attachments (fish plates, U-bolts etc.) in appropriate locations and spacing along the chassis and body sub-frame?

6

If U-bolts are used, and the vehicle does not have a box type frame, are metal spacers inserted between the top and bottom flanges of the chassis rail to prevent distortion of the flanges below the U-bolts?

7

If U-bolts are used with wooden runners, are the runners protected from U-bolt damage by steel capping or shaped spacers under bolts?

8

If U-bolts are used, are at least four (4) outrigger brackets or fishplates used, one on each side of the vehicle at the front and rear?

Tippers                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

9

Is the design and installation of the ram mounting sufficient to withstand the maximum ram force and the torsional moment from the ram force?

10

Does the tipper body meet the requirements of AS 1418.8? (This question is not currently applicable)

   

11

If the tipper body uses a hydraulic hoist system, does the system contain burst protection?

12

Are the brackets for the tipping pivot mounted in a manner that evenly distributes the loads into the chassis?

13

Is the forward section of the tipping body transversely restrained by guides?

14

Are body props meeting the requirements of AS 1418.8 fitted?

   

Rigid type body installation (i.e. road tank vehicles)                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

15

Does the mounting system for the tank accommodate the torsional stiffness of the tank while still retaining the chassis frame flexibility?

16

Are the mounting brackets of sufficient strength to safely support the load?

Road tank vehicles carrying liquid dangerous goods                                                                   Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

17

Does the road tank vehicle meet requirements of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Roads and Rail?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code J1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Have all of the modification details and all calculations applicable to the modification been recorded in accordance with the record keeping requirements of VSB6?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Seats                                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are all additional seats of an automotive type and have they been tested to meet the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 3/.. ?

2

Do all replacement seats meet the strength requirements given in the clause/s relating to requirements in ADR 3/.. for the date of manufacture of the vehicle?

3

Are the seats mounted on existing anchorage points in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or Modification Code K2 certification instructions?

4

If the additional or replacement seats are folding, hinged or have hinged backs, do they meet the requirements for these seats given in the clause/s relating to folding or hinged seats or seat backs of ADR 3/.. ?

5

Are the occupants of seats installed in the trays of utilities or trucks provided with adequate rollover protection as required by this modification code?

6

Are the additional seat(s) positioned away from areas where there would be a high probability of injury to the occupant(s) in an accident?

7

Is access to additional seats unimpeded?

8

Where any additional seats are installed, is access to exits, access aisles, doors, door latches, folding seat controls, etc. unobstructed?

9

Are seat backs, arm rests and other fittings padded to minimise injury to occupants in an accident?

10

Are all rearward facing seats fitted with irremovable head restraints?

11

Does the supplementary restraint system (SRS), if fitted, continue to function correctly and as originally designed and intended?

Seatbelts                                                                                                                                              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

12

Are the seatbelts fitted in accordance with the anchorage system specified by ADR 5/.. ?

13

Do new seatbelts comply with the requirements of ADR 4/.. ?

14

Are the seatbelts fitted to existing approved anchorage points or to anchorage points certified under Modification Code K2 of VSB6?

15

Are all replacement or additional seatbelts in serviceability condition?

16

Does the supplementary restraint system (SRS), if fitted, continue to function correctly and as originally designed and intended?

Removal of seat and seatbelts                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

17

Have all holes in the bodywork been blanked off or blocked?

18

Does the supplementary restraint system (SRS), if fitted, continue to function correctly and as originally designed and intended?

19

If the reduction in seating capacity has resulted in a change of vehicle category, has the certifying AVE provided evidence in the form of a report that the vehicle complies with all of the ADRs that apply to the vehicle in its new category?

20

Have both the seat and the seatbelt been removed?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code K1?

 

2

Where seat or seatbelt anchorages are installed in accordance with Modification Code K2 certification, has a copy of the certificate and installation instructions be retained?

 

3

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Conversion details

Removal and replacement of cabin                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the replacement cabin compatible with the original vehicle?

2

Does the vehicle have only one unique identifying number, such as a chassis number, VIN or identification/compliance plate OR is the vehicle marked with a surrogate VIN?

Reposition steering, accelerator, brake and clutch controls                                                      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Where the steering column, accelerator, brake or clutch controls are repositioned, are the original components used or has the modification mechanism been assessed by the certifying AVE to be of adequate strength and operability?

4

Where the steering column, accelerator, brake and/or clutch controls are repositioned, are they operable through the full working range from the driver’s normal driving position?

Repositioning of gear change linkages                                                                                            Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

5

Where the gear change mechanism is repositioned, are original components used or has the replacement gear change mechanism been assessed by the certifying AVE that the mechanism is of adequate strength and operability?

6

Is the gear change mechanism operable through the full working range from the driver’s normal driving position?

General                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

7

Are all newly fitted components compatible with the original vehicle components and designed for automotive use?

 

8

Is the cabin sealed against the ingress of exhaust and/or fuel leaks?

 

9

Is the exhaust system modified in accordance with and certified to VSB6 Modification Code A4?

10

Are all alterations to the steering system performed in accordance with and certified to VSB6 Modification Code E2?

11

Are all re-positioned brake control valves re-positioned in accordance with and certified to VSB6 Modification Code G1?

12

Are all chassis alterations performed in accordance with and certified to VSB6 Modification Code H4?

13

Are all other modifications performed in accordance with the relevant sections of VSB6?

14

If the cabin complies with UNECE R29, have all modifications to the cabin been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and validated to the original compliance with UNECE R29 or has the modified cabin been re-assessed as continuing to comply with UNECE R29?

15

Has a copy of the validation or new compliance report referred to in item 14 above been kept with the modification certificate?

16

Is the cabin mounted to the vehicle appropriately?

17

Is the structural integrity of the cabin uncompromised by the modifications?

 

18

Does the vehicle continue to comply with all applicable dimensional requirements?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code K3?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Wheelchair occupant restraint system                                                                                            Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Are the wheelchair restraints and wheelchair occupant restraints designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant section/s of AS/NZS 10542.1 Technical systems and aids for people with disability?

 

2

Are the wheelchair occupant restraint assemblies and subassemblies marked and packaged in accordance with the relevant section/s of AS/NZS 10542.1 Technical systems and aids for people with disability?

 

3

Are the wheelchair restraint and wheelchair occupant restraint systems installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with the relevant sections of AS/NZS 10542.1 Technical systems and aids for people with disability?

 

4

Are the wheelchair restraint and wheelchair occupant restraint systems positioned so as to satisfy the restraint system manufacturer’s clear space requirements, in accordance with the relevant section/s of AS/NZS 10542.1 Technical systems and aids for people with disability?

 

5

Are the wheelchair and occupant restraint anchorage points of strength adequate to withstand all anticipated conditions of loading?

 

6

In the case of a weak structure, such as a timber floor, are the anchorage reinforcing plates extended and fully welded to the nearest body bearer or cross member of the vehicle?

 

7

Are all wheelchair and occupant restraints anchored with high tensile bolts that fully engage the thread of the nuts?

 

8

Are self-locking or captive type nuts and washers used at all anchorages?

 

9

Do all emergency exits meet the requirements of VSB6?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code K5?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Installation                                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Does this modification comply with the manufacturer’s instructions and the relevant sections of Modification Code K6?

 

2

Is the child restraint anchorage system compliant with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 34/.. ?

 

3

Do the vehicle’s seatbelts comply with ADR4, Australian Standards or equivalent?

 

Child restraint anchorage (CRA) bar                                                                                             Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

4

Is the centreline of the anchorage for the required seating position within 40 mm of the longitudinal centreline of the child restraint?

5

Are the spreader plates and spacer plates utilised as required by this modification code?

6

Are all attachment points for the child restraint through substantially flat, structurally sound, rust free sections of metal?

7

If the vehicle does not comply with ADR 34 or ADR 34/.. , has a report been provided that confirms that the rear seat and its attachments can withstand forces generated during a crash?

Child restraint anchorage (CRA) bar                                                                                             Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

8

Is this CRA bar a suitable width for the vehicle?

9

Is the CRA bar installed not less than 200 mm behind the seat?

10

Is the CRA bar installed not more than 100 mm below the top rear edge of the seat back?

11

If the CRA bar is installed into aluminium or composite body panels, has a copy of the engineering report approving this been attached to the modification certificate?

Vertical post                                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

12

Is the centreline of the anchorage for the required seating position within 40 mm of the longitudinal centreline of the child restraint?

13

Are the spreader plates and spacer plates utilised as required by this modification code?

14

Is the height of the vertical post appropriate for the seat and not more than 100 mm below the top rear edge of the seat back?

Universal frame                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

15

Is the universal frame unmodified?

16

Is the universal frame mounted facing forward?

17

Is the universal frame installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions?

Dual cab anchorage                                                                                                                          Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

18

Are the fittings for the dual cab anchorage fitted so that there is nothing obstructing the spread plate positions (e.g. fuel tank, lines, chassis, etc.)?

19

Is the universal frame installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions?

20

Is the centreline of the anchorage for the required seating position within 40 mm of the longitudinal centreline of the child restraint?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code K6?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems      Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Fuel tank Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the fuel tank/s securely mounted?

2

Does the vehicle meet the dimension requirements, including width and ground clearance?

 

3

Has the modification to the fuel tank/s been performed in accordance with VSB6?

 

Fuel lines Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

4

Are all fuel lines and filters securely mounted away from heat and sources of ignition (i.e. exhaust and electrical system)?

 

Fuel system              Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

5

Is the fuel system free from leaks?

 

6

Are all of the fuel fillers, breathers or overflow pipes located outside the cabin?

 

7

Are all components of the fuel system clear of the heat and ignition sources (i.e. exhaust and electrical system)?

 

Compliance              Check Yes or No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

8

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

9

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected Australian Design Rules (ADRs)?

 

10

Have all modification details been recorded in accordance with VSB6 record keeping requirements?

 

Compliance

Modification            Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code M1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Have all modification details been recorded in accordance with VSB6 record keeping requirements?

 

4

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

5

If a gas fuel system has been fitted, has the installation been performed in accordance with the requirements of the energy regulator in the relevant state or territory (i.e. installed by a certified gas fitter)?

Vehicle and modifier details

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Safety chains and attachment points                                                                                           Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

If retrofitted, have the safety chains been fitted in accordance with VSB6 and Australian Design Rule (ADR) 62/.. ?

2

If retrofitted, have the safety chain attachment points been fitted in accordance with VSB6 and ADR 62/.. ?

Coupling                                                                                                                                               Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Has the coupling been tested to demonstrate and/or certified that it complies with the requirements of ADR 62/.. ?

4

Is the coupling’s D-value rating sufficient for the application?

5

Is the coupling installed in accordance to the requirements of VSB6 and ADR 62/.. ?

6

If the trailer is intended for road train use, does the coupling meet the requirements of ADR 63/.. ?

Towbar                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

7

Has the towbar been designed and mounted in accordance with the requirements of VSB6 and ADR 62/.. , including strength requirements?

8

Is the coupling’s D-value rating sufficient for the application?

9

Are safety chain attachment points fitted in accordance with VSB6 and ADR 62/.. ?

10

If the trailer is intended for road train use, does the towbar meet the requirements of ADR 63/.. ?

Drawbar                                                                                                                                               Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

11

Has the drawbar been designed in accordance with VSB6 and ADR 62/.. , including strength requirements?

12

Has the drawbar eye been mounted in accordance with VSB6 and does all the welding conform to AS/NZS 1554.1:2011 Structural steel welding – Welding of steel structures?

13

Have safety chains been fitted in accordance with VSB6 and ADR 62/.. ?

14

If the trailer is intended for road train use, does the drawbar meet the requirements of ADR 63/.. ?

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code P1?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Vehicle and modifier details             

Vehicle make:

Vehicle model:

Month and year of manufacture:

   

VIN (if applicable):

Vehicle chassis no. (if applicable):

Vehicle modifier (company name):

   

Advanced braking systems

Braking systems                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Is the advanced braking system (where fitted) un-affected or re-certified after the vehicle modification?

     

Modification details

Modification criteria                                                                                                                                      Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Has the modification been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines?

 
     

Installation details

Coupling selection                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

1

Has the fifth wheel / kingpin been certified to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 62/.. ?

 

2

Is the D-Value of the fifth wheel or kingpin appropriate for the maximum legal GCM/ATM for the vehicle in combination?

 

Fifth wheel coupling installation                                                                                                       Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

3

Is the type of fifth wheel suitable for the application of the vehicle combination?

4

If the base plate is made of flat plate, is it at least 12 mm thick, or if a ripple plate is used is it constructed as per Figure 8 of Section P?

5

Do at least four M20 (3/4”) or six M16 (5/8”) bolts per side secure the attachment angles / fish plates to the web of the chassis rail?

6

Do at least four M20 (3/4”) or six M16 (5/8”) bolts per side, or at least 450 mm (total) of 10 mm fillet weld per side, secure the base plate to the attachment angles / fish plates?

7

Do at least four M20 (3/4”) or six M16 (5/8”) bolts per fifth wheel foot, or at least 450 mm (total) of 10 mm fillet weld per fifth wheel pedestal, secure the feet to the base plate?

8

Are the attachment bolts ISO grade 8.8 (SAE Grade 5) or stronger?

9

Is each bolt used with a suitable self-locking nut?

10

Is a hardened washer situated under each nut, as required by this modification code?

11

In the case of an aluminium alloy chassis, is a hardened washer situated under each nut and bolt head?

12

Is the bolt hole clearance less than 1 mm?

13

If the attachment angles are cut to accommodate a spring hanger, is there at least one bolt in close proximity to each side of the cut out, and are the bolts at least 50 mm away from any suspension mounting brackets bolt?

14

On the attachment angle or fish plates, is there at least one bolt at least 50 mm forward of the leading edge of the base plate, and at least one bolt at least 50 mm rearward of the rear edge of the base plate?

15

If attachment angles are used, are they at least 100 x 75 x 10 mm (4 x 3 x 3/8”) in dimension?

16

If fish plates are used, is the thickness of the plates at least 10 mm, and are all bolt holes at least 50 mm from all edges?

Sliding assemblies                                                                                                                                 Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

17

If a sliding fifth wheel assembly is used, is at least one bolt located at or beyond each end of travel of the slide plate?

18

Are slide stops on both slide rails attached at each end of travel?

19

Is each slide stop secured by at least one grade 8.8 M16 bolt, a total of 125 mm of 10 mm weld on three sides of each stop, or built into the slider assembly?

20

Is the stop face of the slide stop free from weld?

21

Is the locking mechanism of the sliding fifth wheel assembly a positive locking type (including built in stops)?

B-doubles and road trains                                                                                                                  Check Yes, No, N/A as applicable:

Yes

No

N/A

22

If the vehicle is for B-double or road train application, is the fifth wheel:

·   a single plate, single oscillating type; or

·   is the vehicle designed to tow a torsionally rigid semi-trailer; and

·   is the roll axis of the fifth wheel coupling above the surface of the couple plates of the coupling; and

·   is the degree of rotation allowed around the roll axis of the fifth wheel coupling restricted to prevent roll instability?

23

For fifth wheels used, or intended for use, in a B-double or road train configuration is the strength of the coupling appropriate for multi-combination use?

24

If the trailer is intended for road train use, does the fifth wheel meet the requirements of ADR 63/..

Kingpins                                                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes or No:

Yes

No

 

1

Is the kingpin installed in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 4968.2:2003 and AZ/NZS 4968.3:2011 or the kingpin manufacturer’s instructions with the Australian Standards given priority in the event of a contradiction?

 

2

Is the D-Value of the kingpin equal to or greater than that required for the rating of the trailer and its installation in conformance with the manufacturer’s recommendations?

 

3

Does the kingpin have the correct protrusion below the trailer skid plate or wear plate?

 

4

Is the kingpin within the dimensional limits given by AS/NZS 4968.3:2011?

 

5

If any machining has been performed on the kingpin, has it been performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications?

 

6

If the trailer is intended for road train use, does the kingpin wheel meet the requirements of ADR 63/.. ?

 

Low friction plates (nylon, greaseless, Teflon etc.)

Fifth wheels                                                                                                                                                     Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

If a low friction (nylon, greaseless, Teflon) or other wear plate is fitted to the fifth wheel, has the fifth wheel manufacturer provided assurance regarding the suitability of the product and continued compliance with the strength and dimensional requirements of ADR62/.. and AS 4968.2? If this is unavailable, has the wear plate manufacturer provided evidence that the fifth wheel will continue to comply with the strength and dimensional requirements of ADR62/.. and AS 4968.2 with the low friction plate installed?

 

Skid plates                                                                                                                                                        Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

2

If a low friction (nylon, greaseless, Teflon) or other wear plate is fitted to a skid plate, has the kingpin been repositioned to maintain correct projection below the wear plate?

 

Compliance

Modification                                                                                                                                                    Check Yes, No as applicable:

Yes

No

 

1

Does this modification meet all the requirements of the manufacturer’s guidelines / Modification Code P2?

 

2

Is the quality of the work to an accepted industry standard?

 

3

Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with all affected ADRs?

 

Modification Certificate Number:

 1 Design

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under: Design Approval No…………………………………………or Type Approval Number…………………………………….. Y N

2 Workmanship 2.1 Has all the work including the mounting been performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards? Y N

3 Pedals 3.1 Are the pedals ergonomically positioned as per recognised automotive standards? Y N

3.2 Do the additional pedals allow full travel of the original vehicle’s pedal assembly Y N

4 Signage

4.1 Has a sign been permanently mounted on the dashboard adjacent to the operator of the auxiliary controls? Y N

5 ADR Compliance

5.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with the ADRs that applied to it at its first supply to market in Australia? Y N

6 Final Inspection

6.1 Has a final inspection of the installation been carried out and found to be satisfactory? Y N

7 Testing

7.1 Has the modified vehicle been road tested utilising all pedal controls and found satisfactory? Y N

7.2 Has the modified vehicle been tested in accordance with the post-installation test procedure provided as part of the design approval? Y N

8 Records

8.1 Have complete records of the design, installation and testing been retained in a manner suitable for auditing? Y N

Modification Certificate Number:

1 Modification

1.1 Has the vehicle been modified in accordance with the plans and specifications issued under: Design Approval No……………………………………………or do the controls meet the General and Product Requirements outlined in AS3954.1-1991 and AS3954.2-1991? Y/N

2 Signage

2.1 Has a label been permanently and securely attached to the dashboard in a position conspicuous to the driver? Y/N

3 Installation

3.1 Has the installation been carried out in accordance with instructions and plans supplied? Y/N

4 ADR Compliance

4.1 Does the modified vehicle continue to comply with the ADRs that applied to it at its first supply to market in Australia? Y/N

5 Workmanship

5.1 Does the installation and fabrication comply with the requirements specified in the design? Y/N

6 Road-Test

6.1 Has a road test been carried out and the user been made familiar with the driver controls and there function? Y/N

7 Records

7.1 Have complete records of the modification been retained in a manner suitable for auditing? Y/N

Modification Certificate Number:

1 ASRF Classification

1.1 Does the vehicle comply with the definition of a street rod specified in the introduction of the Australian Street Road Federation Queensland Street Rod LH10 Guidelines? Y/N

2 Design

2.1 Has the vehicle been built to comply with all technical specifications of the Australian Street Road Federation Queensland Street Rod LH10 Guidelines? Y/N

3 Welding

3.1 Has all welding been performed by a qualified tradesperson? Y/N

4 Workmanship

4.1 Is all work performed in accordance with recognised engineering standards and to the satisfaction of the Approved Person? Y/N

5 Inspection

5.1 Has the vehicle undergone all inspections specified in the introduction of the Australian Street Road Federation Queensland Street Rod LH10 Guidelines? Y/N

6 Records

6.1 Are copies of the Proposal to build or modify a street rod, Technical Advisory Committee Inspection Certificate and Inspection Report attached? Y/N