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what is the wieght of a 130?


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hi,

We have just got a 130 double cab at work, its an ex utilities with pto winch and a full height quadtech body on the rear. We were trying to find out how much it weighs and what weight it can tow. The vin plate has 7500, 3500, and 1. 1580 and 2. 2200 stamped on it, the last two numbers i believe are the axle weights? I had heard that some 130's weigh in excess of 4 tonnes and as i passed my test after 97 i can only drive upto 3.5ton. hope someone can give me some helpfull info, thanks

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the 3500 [in kgs] is the vehicles Maximum laden weight, the 7500kgs is the maximum gross train weight [with trailer attached & fully laoded] the other 2 numbers are 1580 max front axle weight & 2200 max rear axle weight, you won't be able to drive this at max weight with any trailer attached unless you have passed the trailer part of the driving test.

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the 3500 [in kgs] is the vehicles Maximum laden weight, the 7500kgs is the maximum gross train weight [with trailer attached & fully laoded] the other 2 numbers are 1580 max front axle weight & 2200 max rear axle weight, you won't be able to drive this at max weight with any trailer attached unless you have passed the trailer part of the driving test.

The 130 MAM is 3500kg, that is just within the standard category B licence (3500max!), without taking the B+E test the maximum you can tow is a 750kg MAM trailer, once you pass B+E you can tow a 3500kg trailer

I'm just getting myself motivated to take the B+E test but its £90... :angry:

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The 130 MAM is 3500kg, that is just within the standard category B licence (3500max!), without taking the B+E test the maximum you can tow is a 750kg MAM trailer, once you pass B+E you can tow a 3500kg trailer

I'm just getting myself motivated to take the B+E test but its £90... :angry:

The standard gross train weight of a 130 is 7000kg its only 7500kg if the trailer thats 4000kg gross has linked braking system. not the standard overrun brakes.

Changing topic slightly I did the B+E trailer test I wish you the best of luck, its not an easy one to pass.

Matt

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Thanks for the info. My boss wants me to take the trailer test, but i have been putting it off. We carry enough stuff in the 130 and the vans without sticking a trailer on the back, we've already had one ticking off from vosa this year :ph34r::angry: . Im mainly concerned with its load capacity as i dont want to go over weight. We carry 4 chainsaws and assosiated gear with us, as well as a generator, petrol arc welder, 25 extra gallons red diesel, 10 litres petrol, and probably around 150kgs of other gear, so we are fairly loaded up :unsure: . Does anyone know where i can take a trailer test in lincolnshire been lookin on the net but cant find out much info.

thanks

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Thanks for the info. My boss wants me to take the trailer test, but i have been putting it off. We carry enough stuff in the 130 and the vans without sticking a trailer on the back, we've already had one ticking off from vosa this year :ph34r::angry: . Im mainly concerned with its load capacity as i dont want to go over weight. We carry 4 chainsaws and assosiated gear with us, as well as a generator, petrol arc welder, 25 extra gallons red diesel, 10 litres petrol, and probably around 150kgs of other gear, so we are fairly loaded up :unsure: . Does anyone know where i can take a trailer test in lincolnshire been lookin on the net but cant find out much info.

thanks

Well the only way to find that out is empty the vehicle and take it to a public weigh bridge, once you have done that load it back up and take it to be weighed again. Just looked on DSA web page no test centre for B+E in Lincoln you would need to go to Leicester, peterborough or nottingham have you any towing experiance??

Matt

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