Combined Forms NZTA 803 and NZTA 804 - Updated July 2017
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Notes for applicants
Use one form for each combination of tractor, dolly (if used) and trailer.
Variations produced by clip-on or tag axles or different king-pin positions are also to be shown on separate forms.
Axles are numbered from the front of the vehicle
T for twin tyred axle
SL for single large tyred axle
SM for single mega tyred axle
4 for four tyred oscillating axle
8 for eight tyred oscillating axle
Enter the appropriate axle set from the following list:
(IN) Individual, (TS) Twin steer,(T) Tandem, (Tri) Tri-axle, (Q) Quad-axle.
State if jib or counterweights are removed from a crane, etc. The comments area can
also be used to provide additional helpful information like the previous Permit Number
A document issued by a Certificate Of Fitness issuing authority e.g. VTNZ, on which is
stated the maximum permissible loading.
Distance to outside of tyres. If this can be varied, indicate the range of widths
Rated engine power of the tractor unit after allowing for ancillaries (1 BHP = 0.75 kW)
( Gross Vehicle Mass ) – in the industry the term vehicle is used here but it relates to
the term ‘unit’ as stated above. The GVM is the legal maximum load limit allowed for
that unit ( as stated on the Certificate of Loading ).
(Gross Combination Mass) means, for a vehicle that is permitted to tow another vehicle,
the maximum permitted combined mass of the towing vehicle and any combination of
attached trailers or vehicles, determined by the vehicle manufacturer and approved by the
NZTA, or determined by the NZTA.
Description of indivisible load carried. Note: the items listed in clause 5.8(3) of the rule are
defined as indivisible for the purposes of overweight permits
The weight that will ( if necessary ) be transported / loaded onto the Vehicle
H for Hydraulic
L for Leaf Spring
B for Walking Beam (may be in combination with leaf spring)
R for Wire Rope
O for Other
D if on Drive Axle
Distance outside to outside of tyres
Height of the deck above the ground. If this can be varied, indicate the range of
Distance measured from base of gooseneck – see diagram
Distance from base of gooseneck to centre of leading axle on trailer – see diagram
Distance from deck of trailer to highest point on gooseneck.
Transport Service Licence Number ( not required for crane companies).
State "standard" if smaller than 13.00-24 or 14.00-20
State tyre code designation for single specified standard tyres (eg 12.00-20)
State tyre size if equal to or larger than 13.00-24 or 14.00-20.
For permit issuing purposes a ‘Vehicle’ is defined as the complete combination that the
permit will be issued for. Different combinations of units (i.e. vehicle) will require a
For vehicle in operating condition ie with full fuel tank and normal running gear. For air
bag axles, the value required is the tare at zero bag pressure.
For permit issuing purposes a ‘Unit’ is defined as something that can be used singularly
or in conjunction with other Units to make an overall vehicle.