[Tagging] maxweightrating [was: Conditional destinations (hgv, bicycle, maxweight…)]

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 15:53:19 UTC 2020



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> On 1. Aug 2020, at 16:57, Jan Michel <jan at mueschelsoft.de> wrote:
> 
> Sorry for not being more clear: There is no connotation of a "maximum" or "allowable limit" in neither the English nor the German term.
> "gross weight" or "Gesamtgewicht" is just the current total weight, without any statement about how much additional load might be possible.
> An empty truck has a lower gross weight than a full one, although the gross weight rating stays the same


gross weight means the weight of the vehicle including payload, petrol, passengers etc., and the gross weight rating therefore implies a maximum payload. The rating is about the maximum permissible gross weight. 


Cheers Martin 


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