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Any mover using 3.5ton vans will be running overweight at some point, panel van's have a payload of 1.1-1.3 tons, a Luton van with a tail lift has a pay load of 800kgs-900kgs, once you add a couple of sets of piano wheels, covers, ramps etc then a couple of guys and fill up with fuel you can knock 250kgs of the payload, so fill it with pianos and you will be overweight, if or when you are caught the fine used to be £1000. Per ton for the company, £100. Per ton for the driver (not sure what it is now), if you have an operator’s licence this will be noted and you will have a visit vosa, if you get caught overweight you will have to tranship on to another van and pay a fine, you will not be taken off the road for any longer, at Piano Logistics we operate a couple of 3.5ton vans for concert work, fully equipped and with one concert grand, flight case for legs and three guys the van weighs in at 3.4 tons hence the reason we run LGVs.
So how many U3s do you think I can carry in my Sprinter 311 CDI Luton van? That's ignoring any ramps or piano wheels.
Whenever I read that, I was thinking along the same lines - penalising piano tuners for being 16 stone!Gill the Piano wrote:If they start doing piano TUNERS for being overweight I'll have to retire...
Trust Mark to confuse us!