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Offline Lionelgee

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Decoding International & Dodge Truck Models
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:22:31 AM »
Hello All,

Can someone please let me know which International & Dodge Civilian style trucks can be driven on a car licence? From memory Internationals had models such as the  AA160 ...  C 100 ... C 1210 ... C 1500 .. C 1600 + Then I think they had a similar number code after the new D series of vehicles.

Were any of the 4 x 4 Internationals such as ex-Rural Fire Units able to be driven on a car licence? If so which ones?

Dodges had  D5N 400,  D5N 500 +

I am looking at being able to narrow down the search for a vehicle that does not need yearly thorough motor vehicle inspections and the need to pay for higher rates of registration. I am in Queensland by the way so our registration rules may be different to other states and territories.

So what International C to D Series and Dodge D5N earlier or later series vehicle codes should I be looking out for/

Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Decoding International & Dodge Truck Models
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 05:13:30 PM »

IIRC, the Inters (AA/AB, etc.) use the number as an indicator of the GVM in pounds.  For example, an AB160 has a gross of 16000 pounds (7,257 kg), the AB120 is 12000 pounds (5443 kg). Our car licence and rego has a break point at 4500 kgs, so you will need an LR/MR licence to drive them and also have annual machinery inspections and commercial rego.

I am also interested in an old truck, but like you, it must have a GVM of 4500 kg (just under 10,000 pounds) or less OR be capable of being derated.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 05:15:48 PM by pop058 »
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Re: Decoding International & Dodge Truck Models
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 09:07:04 PM »
Just for info,the Inter AB 110,C1100,D1110 models are all single wheel,and register and drive as utes.Dodge 114 similar.If you get a 1200 0r 1300 with single wheels,it also registers as a ute.The 4x4s are mostly single wheel.If the rating plate in the door says over 4500,take it out.Its missing.I had a dual wheel 1300 registered as a ute for many years.Even got sent up for inspection by the scalies once,brakes no good ,but it got thru.The yearly inspection effectively adds another $100+ to your rego.Dual wheel to single is a problem,as the front hubs are different.Regards John.