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1 hour ago, Justme said:

You can use a heavier plated trailer.

 

The GTW is limited by real weight unlike licences that use plate weights.

I think I'll be sticking to a one tonne trailer for now as anything bigger will just be too awkward for my current needs. It's mostly going to get used for shifting a 100kg shredder, and having a lot of extra pay load isn't needed.

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6 minutes ago, David R Barras said:

I think I'll be sticking to a one tonne trailer for now as anything bigger will just be too awkward for my current needs. It's mostly going to get used for shifting a 100kg shredder, and having a lot of extra pay load isn't needed.

Then just get a 750kg un braked one & dont load it to over 500kg.

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I tow a 2.6ton indespension plant trailer regularly.
2 ton disco gives me 1.5 ton on a braked trailer.
500kg trailer gives me just under a ton legal load on a B license.
Tows better and stops better than my 750kg unbraked.
But I'd get an Ifor W if I could afford it.

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I tow a 2.6ton indespension plant trailer regularly.
2 ton disco gives me 1.5 ton on a braked trailer.
500kg trailer gives me just under a ton legal load on a B license.
Tows better and stops better than my 750kg unbraked.
But I'd get an Ifor W if I could afford it.

Doesn't towing on a B licence take the plated gross weight into account? Obviously you can't be over 3500kg gross but I think your plates also can't exceed this. It's well worth doing your trailer test though, saves a lot of hassle
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Doesn't towing on a B licence take the plated gross weight into account? Obviously you can't be over 3500kg gross but I think your plates also can't exceed this. It's well worth doing your trailer test though, saves a lot of hassle

Working my way down the list of needs.
It's on there

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Hello new member here i have an ifor williams gd 84 trailer it'll carry a tonne and 8x4 boards will lie flat in it all in all a fantastic trailer  could be just what you're looking for. 

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59 minutes ago, magnet said:

Hello new member here i have an ifor williams gd 84 trailer it'll carry a tonne and 8x4 boards will lie flat in it all in all a fantastic trailer  could be just what you're looking for. 

Need a trailer with a one tonne gross weight.

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21 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

I tow a 2.6ton indespension plant trailer regularly.
2 ton disco gives me 1.5 ton on a braked trailer.
500kg trailer gives me just under a ton legal load on a B license.
Tows better and stops better than my 750kg unbraked.
But I'd get an Ifor W if I could afford it.
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You seem to be using the wrong weights to see if you are legal on a cat B licence.

 

With a Cat B & a disco the only trailer you can tow is a 750kg plated one.

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You seem to be using the wrong weights to see if you are legal on a cat B licence.
 
With a Cat B & a disco the only trailer you can tow is a 750kg plated one.

My disco weighs 2 ton.
Plated to tow 3.5ton+
Me and a saw and fuel etc 2.2 ton.
2.6 ton braked Trailer weighs 400kg ish
3.5 ton mam gives me a 8-900kg legal load.
I don't know of another interpretation unless you are referring to pre 2004 interpretation where the max permissible payload was calculated with the actual weight of the vehicle taking drivers over the mam without physically being over 3.5ton.
I.e. 2.2ton plus 2.6 trailer= 4.8 possible payload.
Numerous drivers were prosecuted for this until the law was reinterpreted in 2004 to allow a trailer with a greater potential payload to be towed within the 3.5ton mam.
Have I misunderstood something?

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20 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:


My disco weighs 2 ton.
Plated to tow 3.5ton+
Me and a saw and fuel etc 2.2 ton.
2.6 ton braked Trailer weighs 400kg ish
3.5 ton mam gives me a 8-900kg legal load.
I don't know of another interpretation unless you are referring to pre 2004 interpretation where the max permissible payload was calculated with the actual weight of the vehicle taking drivers over the mam without physically being over 3.5ton.
I.e. 2.2ton plus 2.6 trailer= 4.8 possible payload.
Numerous drivers were prosecuted for this until the law was reinterpreted in 2004 to allow a trailer with a greater potential payload to be towed within the 3.5ton mam.
Have I misunderstood something?
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Your disco has a plate weigh much higher than 2 tonne.

More like 2.8 tonnes ish.

Your trailer is plated to 2.6 tonnes

 

For a cat B licence your legally used weight is over 4600kg & poss as much as 5.4 tonnes.

 

Even if EMPTY the max weight is used for licences.

 

Please show me what changes they made in 2004 as I dont know of any.

 

The change you are talking about is for C&U offences of being over loaded & I dont think that happened in 2004 & was never a change just a clarification.

 

C& U offences use real weights.

 

Licences use maximum potential weights.

 

When did you pass your car test / do you have a BE licence?

 

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