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Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi there Anyone know the Towing Capacitys for
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T260 SWB ?
T280 SWB?
T300 MWB ?

Looking at a model capable of towing car ( Mondeo size) on single car trailer

Anyone know which one is best the van will be kept vitually empty inside ?

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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby Mike Burf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:01 am

pretty sure they are 2 ton for all of them.

full specs are on the Ford website somewhere :?:
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:08 am

I dont think 2 ton is right tbh mate , he needs to figure the gtw which is on a sticker in the passenger door jamb .
T260 SWB
T280 SWB
T300 MWB
are max weight for the van , it all does depend on the gross train weight. :D
i have a 350/90 and am only allowed to tow about 2150 ( i dont remember the exact gtw) it also depends on whether his trailer has brakes, if it doesnt he has no chance . I only know this because i had to ask similar questions for towing a big caravan . :D
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:13 am

thanks for replys

Trouble is im looking to find this out before i purchase a particular model

Yes trailer is braked

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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:15 am

As MB says yo need the website to check.. its the GTW that is the main factor though. it aint worth guessing mate :wink:you ned to know the weight of the loaded trailer too, then calculate it all correctly :D
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby ake » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:38 am

A fwd is not plated heavy enough for what you want to tow, you need a RWD 330 or 350, you can get the 330 in SWB (Same as the RAC use)

My last 260 had a MAX TRAIN WEIGHT of 3500kg, the MAX GROSS WEIGHT was 2600kg, subtract 2600kg from 3500kg and you get 900kg, which is the maximum weight of trailer and load you can pull behind a loaded van

Mike Burf wrote:pretty sure they are 2 ton for all of them.

full specs are on the Ford website somewhere :?:

No way its 2 ton for them
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:19 am

Thankd for the replys I'm going to need to go to ford to find these out has its alot of speculation on what is correct i can't see how FWD wouldnt be able to tow a small car & trailer had you do see alot of construction use using transits towing alot of havy stuff (JCB etc)

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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:23 am

gvs wrote:Thankd for the replys I'm going to need to go to ford to find these out has its alot of speculation on what is correct i can't see how FWD wouldnt be able to tow a small car & trailer had you do see alot of construction use using transits towing alot of havy stuff (JCB etc)

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Bet your dollar the JCB etc are being towed by RWD 350 /90/115/135s mate FWD aint really upto it TBH . Without the towing details from every van youre thinking of buying its guesswork mate :wink:
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:25 am

TIMO wrote:
gvs wrote:Thankd for the replys I'm going to need to go to ford to find these out has its alot of speculation on what is correct i can't see how FWD wouldnt be able to tow a small car & trailer had you do see alot of construction use using transits towing alot of havy stuff (JCB etc)

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Bet your dollar the JCB etc are being towed by RWD 350 /90/115/135s mate FWD aint really upto it TBH . Without the towing details from every van youre thinking of buying its guesswork mate :wink:


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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:30 am

If it helps any , the 350 /90 RWD is said to be the most reliable engine :D
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:47 am

right dont know which one is correct the readings from ford are

T280 MWB 115ps GROSS VEHICLE MASS (KG) 2800KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG
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T300 85PS MWB GROSS VEHICLE MASS 3000KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 4500KG
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T260 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2600KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG
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T280 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2800KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG

Anyone shed any light on this and what payload is available for towing ? ALL ARE FWD at moment

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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:56 am

gvs wrote:right dont know which one is correct the readings from ford are

T280 MWB 115ps GROSS VEHICLE MASS (KG) 2800KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=700kg braked trailer
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T300 85PS MWB GROSS VEHICLE MASS 3000KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 4500KG=1500kg braked trailer
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T260 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2600KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=900kg braked trailer
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T280 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2800KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=700kg braked trailer

Anyone shed any light on this and what payload is available for towing ? ALL ARE FWD at moment

thanks
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I :D think .... basically you deduct the gvm from the gtm and you get your braked towing capacity :wink: Why is it you are looking at FWD in particular?


mine is GVM 3500,,,, GTM 5750 so braked towing = 2250
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby ME » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:01 am

My 115 has a GTW of 5500 kgs = Fully loaded van at 3500kgs and a trailer and goods upto 2000 kgs

the 140 has a 6000 GTW = fully loaded van at 3500kgs and a trailer and goods upto 2500kgs


I would Never run at the limits or have a Tail wagging the Dog (heavier trailer than van).
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby TIMO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:05 am

ME wrote:My 115 has a GTW of 5500 kgs = Fully loaded van at 3500kgs and a trailer and goods upto 2000 kgs

the 140 has a 6000 GTW = fully loaded van at 3500kgs and a trailer and goods upto 2500kgs


I would Never run at the limits or have a Tail wagging the Dog (heavier trailer than van).

Agreed, Probably a good idea to follow the 85% rule too
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Re: Towing Capacity

Postby gvs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:09 pm

TIMO wrote:
gvs wrote:right dont know which one is correct the readings from ford are

T280 MWB 115ps GROSS VEHICLE MASS (KG) 2800KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=700kg braked trailer
______________________________________________________________________________
T300 85PS MWB GROSS VEHICLE MASS 3000KG OR MAX GTM (KG) WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 4500KG=1500kg braked trailer
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T260 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2600KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=900kg braked trailer
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T280 SWB 85PS GROSS VEHICLE MASS 2800KG OR MAX GTM WITH QUOTED AXLE RATIO 3500KG=700kg braked trailer

Anyone shed any light on this and what payload is available for towing ? ALL ARE FWD at moment

thanks
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I :D think .... basically you deduct the gvm from the gtm and you get your braked towing capacity :wink: Why is it you are looking at FWD in particular?


mine is GVM 3500,,,, GTM 5750 so braked towing = 2250


Well they're more popular it seems and a little less of a price tag to them and allways prefered fwd

Im totally lost now...lol ( dont take alot ) the maximum ill be towing is 2005kg then weight of trailer which im yet to find out


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