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Old 17 April 2012, 10:18   #31
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Kerb weight 1089kg
laden weight 1640kg
towing capacity 1090kg

pull a combo of
4.2m rib at 180kg
engine 110kg
trailor 140kg
extra 50kg

so total of 470kg

On a B licence?
No problem in actually towing that

The maximum trailer plated MAM for that set up on a B licence would be 1089 kg
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Old 17 April 2012, 15:49   #32
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so can i legally tow on a B licence with that set up?

sorry if that is what you meant by saying it would tow it!
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so can i legally tow on a B licence with that set up?

sorry if that is what you meant by saying it would tow it!
YES providing the trailer MAM is not more than 1089 kgs
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Hi, I'm sure it is fine just a quick check. A 4.5 tonne trailer and rib setup on a braked trailer towed with a L200 on a B+E ?

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Hi, I'm sure it is fine just a quick check. A 4.5 tonne trailer and rib setup on a braked trailer towed with a L200 on a B+E ?

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Not on standard auto-reverse brakes, I'm afraid, Stew. Max is 3500kg gross.

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Hi, I'm sure it is fine just a quick check. A 4.5 tonne trailer and rib setup on a braked trailer towed with a L200 on a B+E ?

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Licence = ok

BUT .... Mitsubishi which L200 in that list is it because none are anywhere near 3500 towing let alone 4500 !!!
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Licence = ok

BUT .... Mitsubishi which L200 in that list is it because none are anywhere near 3500 towing let alone 4500 !!!
Agree with ROG's concern over tow vehicle, but question licence being ok.

3500kg is max towing capacity (for Type 02 trailers) on overrun brakes, so immaterial to licence, or vehicle, you can't tow it on the road.

Unless you've two lined air brakes fitted? In which case I'll shut up, but, along with ROG, not about the towing vehicle
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A B+E licence does not have a max weight limit

There is a limit which is 3.5 tonnes for the vehicle and I think (not sure) it is a max trailer of 8.5 tonnes (max type approval)

That trailer would perhaps be an electric or air braked trailer fifth wheel type

There are american set ups like this about in the UK

The NEW DRIVER licence changes coming in jan 2013 will limit NEW B+E licence holders to a max 3.5 tonne trailer and to tow a trailer over 3.5 tonnes with a B category vehicle they will have to get a LGV C1+E licence
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Okay very glad I done my research before doing this one. Was unaware of the 3.5tonne limit to all tows in the UK without some form of coupled braking system. Could someone please advise of an ideal vehicle for regular towing up to a maximum of 5tonnes, a full artic seems a little overkill.

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We used to run a Iveco Daily Mini Artic with a capacity of just below 5 tons (there is still a picture of it on our website at Boat Transport South West - Boat Transportation across UK & Europe). We now run a Eurocargo Artic as we needed the extra weight capacity, but if you only need 5 tons, I would certainly recommend the Daily Mini Artic. As an added bonus, it can be driven on a B+E licence.
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