Toyota 100 series Towing 4.5 Tonne

Submitted: Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 13:07
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There has been some mention on another forum of a company in Tasmania legally upgrading the tow capacity of 100 series Toyota to 4500 kg. Said to be ADR compliant.
Plates on chassis, stronger springs and bars etc. No engine or transmission changes.
Tassie police said to be using them for towing boats to 4.5 t.

Has anyone any experience with upgrades such as this?
I for one don't fancy anyone following me down a hill in a 100 series, kerb weight 2300 kg, with 4500 kg hooked on behind.

Interested in comments here, should be an interesting thread.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 14:34

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 14:34
I thought you could not tow more than 1.5 times the vehicle weight anyway.
2300 kg 100 series = 3450kg towable weight hence the yota tow bar is rated to 3500kg.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 15:34

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 15:34
If that is the case, how does a 6Tonne Mack prime mover get away with towing 40 Tonne B Double Trailer.

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Follow Up By: Bob - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:34

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:34
1.5 X vehicle weight OR, what the manufacturer states.
In this case, the engineer who has approved the upgrade and the certifying authority.

Just wondering how the "Authorities" can permit an upgrade like this.

Just does not seem safe to me.
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:54

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:54
If you had a lazy axle fitted it's ok,
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Follow Up By: Bob - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:57

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 17:57
Yeah, but they don't fit one!
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