Australian Standard AS 2175-1990 Articulated Vehicles - Kingpins - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this Standard if you operate a long distance interstate road transport business and you intend to use a B-double. A B-double is a vehicle consisting of a prime-mover, and two trailers.

The fifth wheel kingpins of the B-double must meet the relevant rating and dimensional requirements set out in this Standard.

This standard sets out the attachment design forces for fifth wheel assembly and equations to determine the required D-value of components for various combinations. This standard applies to fifth wheel assemblies used with 50 mm, 75 mm and 90 mm kingpins, and associated equipment for articulated vehicle combination, used in heavy road vehicles, B-doubles and road trains, in normal use on both sealed and unsealed roads.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All AS/NZS 4968:2003 (parts 1-3): Heavy-Road Vehicles - Mechanical Coupling Between Articulated Vehicle Combinations - Design Criteria and Selection Requirements for Fifth Wheel, Kingpin and Associated Equipment - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this standard.

Act(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 AG

Regulation(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Regulations 1986 AG

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Surface Transport Policy

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 1800 075 001
Phone: 02 6274 7111