landcruiser legal towing load

Submitted: Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:47
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G'day Could any one tell me the legal towing load and ball weight that an 80 series land cruiser can tow. I have been told that they can only legally tow 2275 kg is that correct. Regards Paul
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:41

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:41
depends what month & year they are.
I believe August 96 and they can tow 3500kg.
The is this ThreadID: 78080 about the towing weights of 80's.
Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 14:14

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 14:14
Second that.
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Reply By: Member - warren h (SA) - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:41

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:41
They can tow 2,500kgs legally I have a 92 model but I think the later series just before they changed to the 100series were re rated to 3,500kgs but I am not sure and somebody else may have the correct info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 17:35

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 17:35
2500kg up to 1997
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Follow Up By: MobiCondo - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 21:10

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 21:10
Reckon on Oct 1996 for the change - we have Nov '96 Manufactured 80 series rated at 3500Kg from factory. Mail from both Toyota & Transport SA agrre with that date as well.
Cheers - Mobi
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 06:17

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 06:17
Ji Guys,
Here is a quote from a letter I received from Hayman Reece date 30/1/2008 when I was chasing up why the difference in capabilities between early and later vehicles for towing.

“Toyota changed the rating on the 80 cruiser in August 1996 to
We have to rate our towbars with the rating they say the vehicle can

And Toyota's reply after contacting Hayman Reece.

"The towing capacity for the 80 series Land Cruiser is 2500kg with
trailer brakes, and without trailer brakes it is 750kg.

Unfortunatley we cannot comment on the hayman reese product as it is not
a toyota genuine part.

You may have to call Hayman Reese to seek further assistance.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We recommend that you do not load the caravan over 2500kg."

I have also been told that there is no physical difference between the two bars, only a part number.
But the law is the law and we must stick to it other wise our insurance companies will screw us.

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