How old is it?
I have a box trailer that was nominally rated for something like 400Kg. I had a similar thought to you and as an experiment got a mate to lower 2T of Type 1 into the box (one of those earthworks moving bags & a tractor back actor) - I got no perceptible suspension deflection whatsoever. I then changed the suspension units.
The rubber inside goes hard eventually & they stiffen up...... (at risk of this heading for the bilges!)