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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Published Date 19 Jul 2019

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

New South Wales Class 1 4-Axle & 5-Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

1.             Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to exempt stated Class 1 heavy vehicles from the prescribed mass requirements and prescribed dimension requirements specified in the Notice, subject to the conditions specified in the Notice and the accompanying Operator’s Guide.

 

2.             Authorising Provision

This Notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

 

3.             Title

This Notice may be cited as the NSW Class 1 4-Axle & 5-Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019.

 

4.             Commencement

This Notice commences on the date of publication.

 

5.             Expiry

This Notice expires five years after commencement.

 

6.             Definitions

 

1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the HVNL.

2)      A reference in this Notice to a heavy vehicle includes a reference to its load except where the context or subject otherwise indicates or requires.

3)      In this Notice:—

 

All terrain mobile crane means a special purpose vehicle that has all of the following features and requirements:

(a)    is a mobile crane with either 4 axles or 5 axles; and

(b)   has two tyres per axle; and

(c)    has at least 50% of its axles steerable; and

(d)   is not a truck mounted special purpose vehicle; and

(e)   has on road and off road capability.

Axle spacing means the distance between the centre of an axle and the centre of another axle.

Ground contact width (GCW) means:

(a)    in relation to an axle, the distance between the outermost point of ground contact of the outside tyres on each end of the axle; or

(b)   in relation to an axle group, the greatest ground contact width of all the axles in the group.

HVNL means the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

MDL Regulation means the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

Mobile crane means a heavy motor vehicle that is:

(a)    equipped with a crane or other lifting device; and

(b)   designed primarily for raising, moving and lowering a freely suspended load.

Operator’s Guide means the New South Wales Class 1 4-axle and 5-axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Operator’s Guide published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, as amended from time to time.

SPV means a special purpose vehicle as defined in s116 of the HVNL.

7.             Application

 

1)      This Notice applies to a 4 or 5 axle all-terrain mobile crane operating in New South Wales.

 

2)      A 4 or 5 axle all-terrain mobile crane that complies with this Notice is an eligible vehicle.

 

8.             Exemption - Prescribed mass requirements

 

1)      An eligible vehicle is exempt from the following mass requirements of Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation—

a)      section 2(1)(a)(iv) and 2(1)(b);

b)      section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table); and

c)       section 5(1) and Table 2 (Axle spacing mass limits general table).

 

9.             Exemption – Prescribed dimension requirements

 

1)      An eligible vehicle is exempt from the following dimension requirements of Schedule 6 of the MDL Regulation-

a)      section 3(1)(g) – Length; and

b)      section 5(1)(c) – Rear overhang; and

c)       section 7(1) – Width; and

d)      section 8 - Height

 

 

10.          Conditions - Dimension requirements  (General)

 

1)      An eligible vehicle must not exceed any of the following dimension limits:

(a)    17.0m length; and

(b)   3.5m width; and

(c)    4.6m height; and

(d)   a projection in front of the centre of the steering wheel of 3.5m.

 

11.          Conditions – Dimensions (Rear Overhang)

 

1)      For an eligible vehicle the maximum rear overhang must comply with the dimension limits mentioned in Table 1.

 

Table 1 Rear overhang dimension requirements

Type of vehicle operating under this Notice

Relevant section of MDL Regulation Schedule 6

Relevant Dimension

Dimension

Limit

All eligible vehicles

Section 5(1)(c)

Distance from the centre of the last two axles to the rear of the eligible vehicle.

Lesser of 4.5m or 90% of the wheelbase

 

12.          Dimension requirements – axle spacing and ground contact width

 

1)      An eligible vehicle of a mass given in Column 1 operating under this Notice must meet the axle spacing, axle mass limits and ground contact width requirements for the corresponding network specified in Column 9 of Table 2.

 

2)      Network access specified in Column 9 is subject to Road Manager approval under s16.

 

Table 2 Axle Spacing for a 4 or 5 Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Column 7

Column 8

Column 9

Maximum mass of eligible vehicle (t)

Minimum axle spacing (mm)

Maximum mass limit per axle (t)

Minimum GCW (mm)

Approved SPV Network

Spacing between first and last axle

Axle 1 – 2

Axle 2 – 3

Axle 3 - 4

Axle 4 – 5

Four Axle Cranes

43.0

5200

1650

1900

1650

N/A

12.0

2450

SPV Level 3

45.8

5200

1650

1900

1650

N/A

12.0

2450

SPV Level 4

48.0

5200

1650

1900

1650

N/A

12.0

2450

SPV Level 4/12t per axle

Five Axle Cranes

50.0

6950

2200

1600

1550

1600

12.0

2650

SPV Level 4

50.0

6950

2200

1600

1550

1600

12.0

2450

SPV Level 4/12t per axle

60.0

6950

2200

1600

1550

1600

12.0

2650

SPV Level 6

 

 

13.          Conditions - General

 

(1)    The section width of each tyre on an eligible vehicle must be at least 406mm.

(2)    An eligible vehicle must be enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) with Transport for New South Wales, under an approved IAP provider.

 

14.          Dis-application of Schedule 8 of the MDL Regulation

 

(1)    The following provisions of Schedule 8 of the MDL Regulation are dis-applied for eligible vehicles operating under this Notice:

a)      Section 7 – Travel restrictions at night

 

Note: the Operators Guide specifies requirements relating to night travel for particular routes or areas relating to travel at night.

 

15.          Condition - Additional requirements to Section17(2) of Schedule 8 of the MDL Regulation

In addition to the requirements set out in Schedule 8, section 17(2) of the MDL Regulation, a pattern covering an area of at least 0.16m2 and consisting of diagonal stripes at least 150mm wide and alternatively coloured red and white, or black and white, must be marked on the left and right sides and extremity of any rigid projection extending more than 1.2m in front or to the rear of the body of an eligible vehicle.

16.          Stated maps and areas - Approved routes and travel conditions

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice may operate on the networks specified in Table 3.

Table 3 Table of Networks

All Terrain Crane

Network

4 axle All Terrain Crane @ 43t

SPV Level 3

4 axle All Terrain Crane @ 45.8t

SPV Level 4

4 axle All Terrain Crane @ 48t

SPV Level 4/12t per axle

5 axle All Terrain Crane @ 50t

SPV Level 4

5 axle All Terrain Crane @ 50t

SPV Level 4/12t per axle

5 axle All Terrain Crane @ 60t

SPV Level 6


Note: the networks in this section are published and maintained by RMS and are available on its website. Links and further information are available in the Guide.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator