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adafish

Extreme Landy Fan
wife is thinking about buying this.....will the disco 200tdi pull it....gvw 2500-3500...:eek:
 

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Looks like a corker ada :) The Disco can and will pull up to 3500kg without too much trouble, and the 200tdi is a good engine to be doing it. Go for it :D
 
Just remember to load little 'hands' at the front and many 'hands' over the axles or the tail will start wagging the dog! How many ponies you got ada?
 
Its probably worth checking the weight at the nose of the trailor. Most tow bars are limited to 75Kgs. This looks like a home converted trailor which might be over the 75kg limit.

If you see large horseboxes, like the one here, they are often 3 axled. The landy would pull it but it might void your insurance is the trailor exceeds the tow bar limit.

Hope this helps,

J
 
she show's SHETLANDS, and what with taking 3 of em to shows then the 2 girls and all, the tack,it only makes sense with the living room in the front....
 
WELL WE GOT IT......gotta collect it from NORWICH, thats a day out itself...the lenght of it is 16ft, then theres the tow hitch....somebodies gonna have fun reverse that down our dirt track...:D ....reckons the Shetties can go in side ways , therefore getting 4 in...just gotta have a word with mister PORNY now and get him to tweek her Disco...:eek:
 
the lenght of it is 16ft, then theres the tow hitch....somebodies gonna have fun reverse that down our dirt track...:D
Nice one ada, those big boxes are great. I want something like that but maybe even bigger, to fit a horse and cart in.

Don't be put off by the length, my car transporter is 16ft plus 4ft drawbar, and it behaves itself much better than the horsebox or any shorter single axle trailers. Being bigger it reacts much more slowly and less violently to steering wheel movements, so it tends to keep itself in a straighter line and is virtually impossible to jacknife when reversing (famous last words :D )
 
Put a Tow Ball on the front and push it. Same as the Army do.

Chris
I did that too ada when we were at the last house. It was only a 30metre track but had a dogleg left and then right, so a real pig using mirrors. I put a ball on the front towbar and it was a piece of diddly every time. I put the ball just left of centre so the drivers view was more to the right making it easier to see what the back (front?) of the trailer was doing. You may need a small drop-plate to make the hitch height easier.

As its Shetlands, why not have 2 decks and double them up! Or put a hatch in the side and start selling your BBQ in a layby!
 
Nice one ada, those big boxes are great. I want something like that but maybe even bigger, to fit a horse and cart in.

Don't be put off by the length, my car transporter is 16ft plus 4ft drawbar, and it behaves itself much better than the horsebox or any shorter single axle trailers. Being bigger it reacts much more slowly and less violently to steering wheel movements, so it tends to keep itself in a straighter line and is virtually impossible to jacknife when reversing (famous last words :D )

Agreed I had a 4' x 3' single axle trailer and nothing would make it go backwards in a straight line it was easier to unhitch it and push it. I now have an 8' x 4' twin axle trailer and reversing it is a doddle.
 
my little single Axel (Bernie's seen it) is a real sod to reverse jackknifes on a whim (I wont let SWMBO reverse it) I borrowed a twin box trailer the other week and what a joy. it was so easy made me look good reversing!:D
 
:D Aye size matters :D Mind you I've seen Charlie's wee one and it does do an impressive job ... :p


eek you been at those dutch programs!!!:D

my wee trailer is an ex caravan that was built about 30 years ago,
it did have fraud popular wheels on it but I did a landrover skin-graft on the hubs!
when I bought it (£20) it had a 2" coupling on the hitch and rattled a little on a 50mm ball!!:eek: will get a pic later!
 
Ada - What you need now is a nice new TDV8 Range Rover, with Venture Cam, so you can watch all those little horses when towing :)

Should be do-able, at least mrs ada has said you can have one :rolleyes:
 
funny you should say that Dave....the instructor said it to her and that's exactly what she said..."we can put the camera in the trailer and watch them".....and on a nother note, my Sankey is a pig to reverse, give a big un any time...the first day out me and Mrs ADA had was a family gathering of hay....never met her mom/dad, brother n that till we did this...i was in me Landy.( s3 at the time), and we borrowed a farmer friends hay trailer, bleeding big thing it were (the ones you see behind tractors)...well that was a dream to reverse, and got meself some respect of the in-laws..till they noticed no tax on the window:D
 
I put the ball just left of centre so the drivers view was more to the right making it easier to see what the back (front?) of the trailer was doing. You may need a small drop-plate to make the hitch height easier.

I quite agree years ago as a student i got a 2 week job moving large mobile homes and caravans around a on caravan site.

Sometimes we put them close together with as little as 6 inches between them we used an old series with 2 drop plates on the front, the left hand side was always in use

I still use my series to move large boats around the left tow point is very handy
 
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