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ADR 63/00 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
This is a vehicle standard determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 providing requirements for Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This standard was originally made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and from 1 July 2021 continues in force as if it were a national road vehicle standard determined under section 12 of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (see Schedule 3, Part 2, item 2 of the Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018).

This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 63/00 — Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains that is: (a) made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and (b) in force at the commencement of this Standard. This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 63/00 — Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 56C
Registered 21 Jul 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 63/00 – Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains) 2006

I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

Dated               5 July 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signed]

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

 

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

A.           legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

B.           function and SCOPE................................................................................. 3

C.           APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION................................................... 3

D.           Applicability Table................................................................................... 4

63.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 4

63.2.      Refer to C.2.................................................................................................... 4

63.3.      Not used......................................................................................................... 4

63.4.      ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS...................................................................... 4

63.5.      MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS.................................................................... 5

 


A.                                        legislative provisions

A.1.                                  NAME OF STANDARD

A.1.1.                            This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 63/00 – Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains) 2006.

A.1.2.                            This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 63/00 — Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains.

A.2.                                  COMMENCEMENT

A.2.1.                            This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

A.3.                                  REPEAL

A.3.1.                            This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 63/00 — Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

A.3.2.                            This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 63/00 — Trailers Designed for Use in Road Trains, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.

B.                                        function and SCOPE

B.1.                                   The function of this Australian Design Rule is to specify additional requirements for trailers designed for use in ‘Road Trains’ having a ‘Gross Combination Mass’ not exceeding 125 tonnes.

C.                                        APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION

C.1.                                  This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table below.

C.2.                                  A ‘Pig Trailer’ other than a ‘Converter Dolly’ must not be ‘Approved’ to this rule.


D.                                        Applicability Table

 

Vehicle Category

ADR Category Code *

UNECE Category Code *

Manufactured on or After

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

LA

L1

Not Applicable

 

Moped 3 wheels

LB

L2

Not Applicable

 

Motor cycle

LC

L3

Not Applicable

 

Motor cycle and sidecar

LD

L4

Not Applicable

 

Motor tricycle

LE

L5

Not Applicable

 

Passenger car

MA

M1

Not Applicable

 

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

Not Applicable

 

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

Not Applicable

 

Light omnibus

MD

M2

Not Applicable

 

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

Not Applicable

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

Not Applicable

 

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

Not Applicable

 

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

Not Applicable

 

Very light trailer

TA

O1

Not Applicable

 

Light trailer

TB

O2

Not Applicable

 

Medium trailer

TC

O3

1 July 1991

Nil

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

1 July 1991

Nil

63.1.                                DEFINITIONS

63.1.1.                          Refer to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

63.2.                                Refer to C.2.

63.3.                                Not used.

63.4.                                ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

63.4.1.                          Electrical connectors having a minimum rated capacity for the lighting circuit of 30 amps at nominal 12V  or 15 amps at 24V for connection of lighting and signalling systems must be fitted.

63.4.2.                          Main line supply cables, other than feeder wires to lamps, must have a DC resistance of not more than 4 mW/metre or in the case of copper cables must  have a cross–sectional area not less than 5 mm2.

63.4.3.                          Every trailer must be equipped with an electrical conductor having a minimum cross–sectional area of 5 mm2, independent of the trailer ‘Coupling’, or ‘Fifth Wheel’ assembly in the case of a ‘Semi-trailer’ providing a return path between the electrical circuits of the trailer and that of the drawing vehicle.

63.5.                                MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS

Every trailer must be fitted with connection devices which meet the following additional requirements:

63.5.1.                          Location requirements

63.5.1.1.                    The ‘Tow Coupling Overhang must not exceed:

63.5.1.1.1.              in the case of a trailer other than a ‘Semi-trailer’, 30 percent of the distance from the centre of the front ‘Axle Group’ to the centre of the rear ‘Axle Group’;

63.5.1.1.2.              in the case of a ‘Semi-trailer’ 30 per cent of the distance from the ‘Point of Articulation’ to the centre of the rear ‘Axle Group’.

63.5.1.2.                    The height of the towing attachment and the ‘Drawbar’ pivots determined in the unladen condition must be 875 ± 75 mm.

63.5.1.3.                    The vertical axis of the ‘Coupling’ pivot must be not more than 300 mm forward from the rear–most projection of the trailer.

63.5.1.4.                    The ‘Drawbar Length’  must exceed 3.0 m but must not exceed 5.0 m.

63.5.2.                          Marking and strength requirements

Unless otherwise ‘Approved’ all connection devices must conform with the marking and strength requirements as specified below:

63.5.2.1.                     ‘Fifth Wheel’ assemblies must comply with the requirements of Australian Standard 1773-1990 "Articulated Vehicles - Fifth Wheel Assemblies" and have a ‘D-value’ of not less than 162 kN (16.5 t).

63.5.2.2.                    Fifth Wheel Kingpins’ must comply with the requirements of Australian Standard 2175-1990 "Articulated Vehicles - Kingpins" and have a ‘D-value’ of not less than 162 kN (16.5 t).

63.5.2.3.                    Tow ‘Coupling’ assemblies must comply with Australian Standard 2213-1984 "50 mm Pin-type Couplings and Drawbar Eyes for Trailers" and must have a ‘D-value’ of not less than 186 kN (19.0t).

63.5.2.4.                    The ‘Drawbar and ‘Towbar’ must withstand the following forces without incurring any residual deformation that would interfere with or degrade the function of the assembly, nor must there be any breaks, cracks, or separation of components:

63.5.2.4.1.              Longitudinal tension and compression of 300 kN; or

63.5.2.4.2.              A dynamic force of ± 112 kN for 2 million cycles.  The frequency not to exceed 10 Hz but must be chosen not to coincide with the natural frequency of the system.

 



* The category code may also be in the format L1, LA etc.