Type approval update

July 2014

From 29th October EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval becomes mandatory for N2 & N3 category trucks.

FASSI UK have been working closely with MIRA's homologation engineers & our dealers to obtain as many National Small Series Type Approvals (NSSTA's) as possible to maintain business as usual.  

Approvals achieved so far:

Scania 2 axle rigid: Colliers / Walkers

Scania 3 axle rigid: Central Crane Technicians, The Crane Centre, Colliers / Walkers

Scania 4 axle rigid: Central Crane Technicians, The Crane Centre, Colliers / Walkers

MAN 2 axle rigid: Ceejay Systems

Volvo 3 axle tractor: Central Crane Technicians

Volvo 3 axle rigid: Central Crane Technicians

MAN 3 axle rigid: The Crane Centre

This means that they are able to build vehicles to the specification contained within the VCA approval number and to issue a certificate of conformity (CoC) which allows the completed vehicle to be registered. This in turn means that the completed vehicle does not need to be taken to a VOSA test station for an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA). 

The approval covers the full range of front & rear mount FASSI cranes as well as flat, dropside & plant bodies. In addition Colliers hold approval for tipper bodies.   

Although the requirement for type approval does not become mandatory for the registration of N3 category vehicles until October 2014 the wise bodybuilder is acting now. Post October 2014 there is expected to be high demand for IVA inspections & with only five IVA test stations in the UK there are likely to be increased lead times for their services. 

To find out more about Whole Vehicle Type Approval please click here

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