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Best vehicle for towing a horse float?

Asked by Tracy

I would like to know what would be the best vehicle for towing a three horse float with thoroughbreds weighing 500kg? I am happy for any make or model.

Answered by CarsGuide

5 Feb 2016 Graham Smith

You need to know the all-up weight of the trailer with the three horses all your gear aboard. The horses alone weight 1500 kg, and the float is going to be 1500 to 2000 kg, so you need a vehicle capable of towing 3500 kg. There are a number on the market rated to tow that load, vehicles like the Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50, Ford Ranger, Land Rover Discovery etc. You also need to be mindful of the Gross Combination Mass of the vehicle when you're going to tow at or near its maximum rating to ensure you don't exceed it.

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