ADVICE: More Truth about 3500kg towing

Source: Carsales

Proper Ute Towing

If you think your ute can tow 3500kg, think again. Most can’t realistically tow anything like the manufacturers’ bold claims.

We’ve all seen the advertisements depicting a vehicle charging up a hill towing a massive boat or caravan, with superimposed graphics boldly assert a tough 3500kg towing capacity.

The fact is this is advertising hype for most utes. Even those with 3500kg capacity cannot realistically tow more than 3000kg legally when carrying a load in the ute.

What Weight You Can Really Tow

For that reason, we’ve tabled the most popular utes below to show what they can tow when laden. So rather than explain just how little weight you can carry in the ute when towing its maximum permitted amount, here we’re showing you what weight you can realistically tow after you have loaded up your ute to its maximum allowed weight.


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