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Best SUV for towing a horse float

Asked by Robyn Morgan

COULD you give advice on buying a second-hand four-wheel drive for towing a double horse float with one horse? The float weighs 1800kg without the horse on board. I was looking at a 2005 Ford Territory automatic that has done 53,000km. Or should I look at a Toyota Prado or LandCruiser?

Answered by CarsGuide

25 Sep 2009 Graham Smith

YOU have to think of how much the float will weigh with a horse and any gear. My guess is that it will be in excess of 2.5 tonnes. I would rule out the Territory; too many problems from rust to CV joint leaks to front ball joint wear, and you would have to upgrade the transmission cooling to handle the weight. Go for the Prado or LandCruiser, or perhaps think of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that will tow 3.0 tonnes.

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