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Every vehicle has an official legally allocated
gross vehicle mass rating (GVM) that is a legal
weight figure in kilograms that results in the
total maximum allowable weight of a vehicle
when fully loaded.
It’s essentially the maximum legal weight
that a particular vehicle can be safely driven.
Pedders now offers a GVM upgrade solution
for selected Ranger models to assist in
compliance for GVM ratings.
When a Ranger is fully loaded for a journey
ahead or if a tradie is carrying tools, chances
are that the Ranger may be overloaded beyond
Common items such as tools, tool boxes,
cargo, bull bars, winches, towbars, recovery gear
and even passengers all combine to increase
the overall gross vehicle mass.
It’s also important to note that if a
cab/chassis has been added, the weight of the
tray is not part of the ‘curb weight’.
Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the
Federal Department of Infrastructure and
Transport has approved the Pedders GVM
The kits for the 2WD (hi rise) and
4WD PX Ford Rangers provide an
approved increased payload of 130
kilograms and are an ideal choice for
towing caravans, horse floats, camper
and general trailers that require an extra load
They are great for the serious off road driver
fitted with bull bars, winches, recovery
equipment and underbody protection looking for
compliance to the federal GVM laws.
A compliance plate is fitted when the
trained Pedders technicians install the GVM
upgrade kit to a new vehicle at a Pedders store
and the vehicle can be registered with the
This procedure allows the legal use of the
vehicle in all states of Australia.
For vehicles that have already been road
registered, an authorised automotive engineer
must inspect the vehicle and issue a
compliance certificate for Pedders to undertake
Kit components supplied and installed at
approved Pedders GVM outlets include front
Trakryder foam cell struts and coil springs, rear
Trakryder foam cell shockers and leaf springs,
rear U-bolts, leaf shackle pins, rear leaf eye bush
kits and upper and lower shackle bush kits.
Pedders has a support network of more than
120 outlets across Australia and all
components installed as part of a Pedders GVM
upgrade package are backed by a Pedders two
year/40,000km nationwide warranty.
For more information contact your local Pedders
Suspension specialist or visit
Pedders GVM upgrades to suit Ford Ranger PX
Pedders has the solution for Ford Rangers that carry loads for a living.
These iconic Australian engines hold a special
place in Australia’s automotive history and the
addition of the electric water pump adaptor
kit, coupled to a EWP115 or EWP150 electric
water pump combo kit along with a traditional
electric Thermatic fan, offers a smorgasbord of
The easy to install kits replace belt driven water
pumps, offer increased engine power, greater engine
cooling control and eliminate heat soak.
EWP header adaptor kit (part number 8600) consists
of a cast alloy plate that bolts straight up to the existing engine timing
cover replacing the existing mechanical belt driven water pump.
Portions of the existing radiator hose can be used to connect the EWP
of your choice to the bottom radiator outlet and the adaptor inlet.
The EWP header adaptor kit consists of a 253-308 EWP header
adaptor plate and gasket and fitting instructions.
Simple, do-it-yourself fitting uses the existing mechanical
water pump hardware and radiator hose.
Davies, Craig’s EWP technology with the EWP/fan digital
controller offers benefits including superior cooling
management and unique engine performance
By deleting the existing mechanical water pump, space
is freed up to fit a high performance 14 inch or 16 inch Davies,
Craig electric Thermatic fan.
For more information visit www.daviescraig.com.au
Davies, Craig’s EWP header adaptor kit to suit Holden 253-308 breaks cover
Australian owned and operated manufacturer, Davies, Craig has announced the arrival of its innovative Electric Water Pump (EWP) header adaptor kit to suit
Holden 253 and 308 V8 engines.
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