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Old 02-25-2005, 03:40   #1 (permalink)
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Legal tow rate for XF

Hello, we have a 1987 4.1L XF Falcon ute. I use it to tow a horse float but there has been different opinions among friends about what weight it can legally tow. Can someone enlighten me please
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Re: Legal tow rate for XF

I believe that the states have different rules on this.

A major factor is the towing equipment that is fitted to your ute.

From my experience, you'd be looking at a Hayman Reece heavy duty unit that
distributes the load evenly through the body.

A horse float would weigh somwhere around 2 tonne fully loaded with gear & two
horses, so this would definately be on the limit as far as the ute is concerned.

I can't quote rules or figures for you, but I understand that over certain weights, you need to have a proper brake system fitted to the towed item.

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