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03-12-2020, 17:59   #16
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What are the rules of thumb as regards matching tractor size and specifications to trailer size and mass. The RSA says you can pull a trailer up to 32,000 kg if it has brakes. Does that mean you could legally put a 32 ton load behind the likes of a MF 165.
What guidelines do lads use in general in regard to what is safe for various different tractors to pull.
Off hand I can recall some dodgy looking combinations on silage outfits back 20 odd years ago when trailers started to increase in size .
Generally nowadays most tractors and trailers you see on the road nowadays appear to be well matched.
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What are the rules of thumb as regards matching tractor size and specifications to trailer size and mass. The RSA says you can pull a trailer up to 32,000 kg if it has brakes. Does that mean you could legally put a 32 ton load behind the likes of a MF 165.
What guidelines do lads use in general in regard to what is safe for various different tractors to pull.
Off hand I can recall some dodgy looking combinations on silage outfits back 20 odd years ago when trailers started to increase in size .
Generally nowadays most tractors and trailers you see on the road nowadays appear to be well matched.
No more than 3 times the weight of the tractor or else going by the plate on newer ones.
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