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Old 15 March 2012, 09:29   #21
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So what difference is 50kg of nose weight compared to 150kg of nose weight going to make to how well and safely the trailer tows?? If one was to reduce the nose weight a bit, is snaking likely to occur while you've still got positive nose weight?
As I said earlier, I don't think there's a one size fits all. What nose weight or nose weight variation will contribute to or cause excessive or catastrophic snaking for one rig might have no effect, or a reduced effect, or a greater effect, on another rig.

Whilst nose weight is clearly a factor in snaking it is by no means the only one. The weight of the tow vehicle versus the weight of the rig is a significant one. Whether the trailer has a single axle, or a twin, is another.

As a guideline, I would say that the advice on the NTTA website is probably the most complete and authoritative and is most likely based on qualified experience rather than anecdote. But, in the end, you have to fine tune your own vehicle and rig to achieve the best result.
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Old 15 March 2012, 10:12   #22
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Do correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I'm aware, generally, the ideal nose weight is ballpark 50kg ish?? But I always wonder how many wary drivers towing trailers actually pay attention to nose weight. I often see cars with their rear wheels so far up into their arches you can barely see the top half of the wheel!!

How much nose weight do you like to tow with? And apart from the loading on the car's rear axle, what effects how much nose weight you should have?
It should be about 75kg on the tow ball, it say,s on the towing bracket how much it hold,s if you exceed the limit & have an accident while towing the police will take the weight into consideration
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I am still really surprised when is see some clowns with road rollers and mini diggers at the front of trailers so they have 350 - 500kgs on the Ball hitch!

It just shows just how strong some towing brackets actually are!
I tow a mini digger every day of the week, the machine,s are balanced right on the trailer you should be able to lift the towing hitch up, you will be surprised there is not a lot of weight on the bracket at all
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