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Colorado max towing weight

 
 
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ash awbery
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:27 pm    Post subject: Colorado max towing weight Reply with quote

Hi does anyone know the max towing weight of a Colorado 3.0td? I'm thinking of getting one for the odd bit of green landing and towing my 70 about.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the hand book to hand(its in Bolton and i'm in Cumbria) but mine towed a lwb terrano on a trailer no probs at all at a guess a terrano must weigh in at around 2 tonnes and a 70 about the same if not a bit less. Collys are brilliant but you can legaly tow 3500kg with a fourtrak f75 or f78
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the top of my head 2.8 tonnes.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.uktow.com/towing%20capacity.asp

2800kgs according to this website.

NB. just because you know someone who has done it does not mean it is either safe or legal. I'll go for safe [almost] every day

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a side note. I recall seeing that the tow weights on vehicles is nothing to do with how heavy or powerful the vehicle doing the towing is, it's to do with it's ability to pull off on a certain gradient with a load behind it.

For the 90's and 'tracks which can tow 3.5 tonne, all down to having a very low 1st gear. A 90 only weighs in at about 1.8 tonnes IIRC, and the track less?

Would I feel safer towing 3.5 tonnes behind a Colorado on disk brakes and IFS than a 90 on drum brakes and live axles? Yes.

Would it be legal? No.

If I fitted a tow bar to my 150bhp mk2 mx5, the tow limit on that is zero.
On a mk1 113bhp mx5? 750kg.

Weird and wonderful world of tow limits.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for the info I will have to see how heavy my lj70 is (plus all my off road gear) might end up being a bit heavy for a colorado, I was toying with the idea of an 80 series but it's just a lot more motor than I need....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this guide from the Government website.

https://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/...set/dg_185825.pdf

Remember you need to include the weight of the trailer as well.

As DX says, I'd rather be safe than legal but we need to be both! I've towed a competition 90 on a plant trailer without brakes (I didn't know that they didn't work!) with a 90 - two of the worst journeys I've ever made .... Redline Mike, I'm STILL traumatised!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for the info. I drive a recovery lorry and often pull in full loaded artics and with that much weight unbraked it's not nice! I want to keep legal so if a Colorado has got the weight then I will have to look at maybe an 80 then.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If i remember correctly a Colorado weighs 2800kg or there abouts the fourtrak is 1600 kg
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the boo crew wrote:
If i remember correctly a Colorado weighs 2800kg or there abouts the fourtrak is 1600 kg


LOL, I love how people thing that their 4x4's weight 3 tonnes.

Colorado's weight is for a 3d diesel, 1720kg and for a 5 door, 1970, and add 50kg for the d-4
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colorado 90 swb weight 2510kg max towing 2800kg
Colorado 95 lwb weight 2680kg max towing 2800kg

This info is taken from the Toyota hand book as supplied with the car. I did say 2800kg (not 3 tonne smart ****) from memory I had the 95 model so I was only 120kg over any way not 320kg so get your facts right before slagging people off! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the boo crew wrote:
Colorado 90 swb weight 2510kg max towing 2800kg
Colorado 95 lwb weight 2680kg max towing 2800kg

This info is taken from the Toyota hand book as supplied with the car. I did say 2800kg (not 3 tonne smart ****) from memory I had the 95 model so I was only 120kg over any way not 320kg so get your facts right before slagging people off! Rolling Eyes


Think dxmedia might have been quoting the Scottish pound Twisted Evil
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