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    So for fun, I was calculating some of the main accessories weight that's on my vehicle ..... and found that I am within +-100kg of GVM...that is excluding extra fuel, high lift jack and few others bits and pieces here and there.

    So my question is that if I go to a weigh bridge to check the exact weight I am carrying, and if I am over GVM, will the weigh bridge allow me to drive further or at least to drive home to shed weight, or do I need to shed weight right then and there ?... or is it just a simple matter of finding out the weight of the vehicle ?...obviously with a few rands exchanging hands...talking of which...

    ...What does it cost to weigh the vehicle at a weigh bridge ?

    Which/ Where are there weigh bridges in Jhb area where I can do this ?

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    I used the Co-op's weigh bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaitshi Gubib View Post
    I used the Co-op's weigh bridge.
    The what op ?.... ...where

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    Co-op- farmer's co-operative. Not many in JHB.

    Find a large scrap metal dealer. They also have weighbridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Co-op- farmer's co-operative. Not many in JHB.

    Find a large scrap metal dealer. They also have weighbridges.
    Good suggestion...thanks

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    Some independent testing stations allow you to weigh your vehicle or rig for a fee. They don't have the authority to fine you or prevent you from leaving if overloaded. I know of one next to the N1 at Samrand off ramp in Midrand
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_bez View Post
    Some independent testing stations allow you to weigh your vehicle or rig for a fee. They don't have the authority to fine you or prevent you from leaving if overloaded. I know of one next to the N1 at Samrand off ramp in Midrand
    Please share the name or Street as I belief many would like to do a once of to know for sure and not guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_bez View Post
    Some independent testing stations allow you to weigh your vehicle or rig for a fee. They don't have the authority to fine you or prevent you from leaving if overloaded. I know of one next to the N1 at Samrand off ramp in Midrand
    That is good news....will look into that

    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Please share the name or Street as I belief many would like to do a once of to know for sure and not guess
    yes please...please do share

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    Here you go gents :

    http://vtssa.co.za/our-locations/location-10/



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    Default Re: GVM and weigh bridge question

    I was also doing a calculation. I always try to reduce the weight even if I could in theory reach 3,5T Diesel and fridge system are the heaviest with 170 kilos and 50 kilos approx.

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