In the last blog, Neil from HMD Trailers discussed the trailer plate specification, permissible weight of a vehicle and how to check it. He explained that the VIN plate on a vehicle can provide important information about the weight limits of the vehicle. It is important to know these limits so that you can safely tow a trailer with your vehicle.
Now, Neil moves on to discuss how to check the weight limits of a trailer. He points out that there is a plate on the trailer that indicates the weight limit. In this case, the trailer is plated for a weight limit of 3.5 tonnes. Additionally, there are also axle weights listed on the plate.
One way to check the weight limits of a trailer is to visit the HMD Trailers website. On the website, you can find the specifications of the trailers including the weight unladen and payload. This can be a rough and ready way to check the weight limits of a trailer.
Neil suggests that by subtracting the weight unladen from the weight limit, you can determine the payload of the trailer. In this case, the weight unladen of the trailer is 900 kilograms, so the payload would be 3.5 tonnes – 900 kilograms.
It is important to ensure that the correct vehicle is connected to the correct trailer. By checking the weight limits of both the vehicle and the trailer, you can ensure that you are not exceeding the limits and that you are towing safely. Neil from HMD Trailers is happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have about towing safely.
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