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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF only) update –
effective 1 June 2013

List of changes

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Introduction

3-3 Establishing whether the vehicle requires a WoF or CoF

  • Relevant changes to the list of vehicles to identify when agricultural vehicles and other tractors and machines need a WoF.

3-4 Establishing whether the vehicle may be inspected for a WoF or CoF

  • Added agricultural tractors, and made changes for other tractors and machines, to the list of vehicles that do not require entry certification.

7 Definitions and abbreviations

  • New definitions: Agricultural motor vehicle, agricultural purpose, agricultural tractor
  • Changed definition: Agricultural trailer.

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Change description

General vehicles

2-2 Dimensions

  • Added alternative hazard warning panels for over-dimension vehicles
  • Clarify that hazard warning panels must be fitted as close as practical to the outside edge of the vehicle.

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General trailers

2-2 Dimensions

  • Added alternative hazard warning panels for over-dimension vehicles
  • Clarify that hazard warning panels must be fitted as close as practical to the outside edge of the vehicle.

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Change description

Forklifts

2-2 Dimensions

  • Added alternative hazard warning panels for over-dimension vehicles
  • Clarify that hazard warning panels must be fitted as close as practical to the outside edge of the vehicle.

 

Section

Change description

Tractors

Introduction

  • This page has been re-written and now contains a new set of requirements and how they apply to different tractors and machines. There will be four types:
    • Agricultural tractors
    • Non-Agricultural tractors
    • Agricultural machines
    • Non-agricultural land management and roading machines.

2-2 Dimensions

  • New definitions: Agricultural motor vehicle, agricultural purposes, agricultural tractor
  • Note 3 added about hazard warning panel requirements
  • Table 2-2-1 and Figure 2-2-4: for front overhang, there is an increase from 3m to 4m for agricultural motor vehicles, 3m remains for all other vehicles.
  • . Table 2-2-2 and Figures 2-2-1 and 2-2-2 updated to include an alternative set of hazard warning panels, and, for agricultural vehicles, an alternative to panels by allowing excess front overhang to be painted with high-visibility paint
  • Clarify that hazard warning panels must be fitted as close as practical to the outside edge of the vehicle.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Deleted

4-3 Cornering lamps

Deleted

4-4 Daytime running lamps

Deleted

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

Deleted

4-11 High-mounted stop lamps

Deleted

4-14 Reversing lamps

Deleted

4-15 Cosmetic lamps

Deleted

5-1 Glazing

  • Simplified requirements by removing VLT requirements, Table 5-1-1 about permitted modifications, and unnecessary definitions and notes.

7-3 Head restraints

Deleted

7-7 Interior impact

Deleted

8-1 Service brake and park brake

  • Removed reasons for rejection relating to vacuum hose or pipe and brake vacuum servo (under service brake condition).

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Mandatory equipment tyre requirements simplified.

11-2 Visible exhaust smoke

  • Performance requirements simplified
  • Rapid acceleration test description reworked.

12-1 Towing connections

  • Some requirements have been reworded to align with the rule changes, mostly relating to safety chain attachment points and coupling pins.

13-1 Engine and transmission

Deleted

13-3 LPG/CNG fuel system

Deleted

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Unclassified vehicles

2-2 Dimensions

  • Added alternative hazard warning panels for over-dimension vehicles
  • Clarify that hazard warning panels must be fitted as close as practical to the outside edge of the vehicle.