Downplate

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JpNap

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Anyone downplated a 5 ton van to 3.5 then it should tow 3.5ton
 
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Brendan

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Anyone downplated a 5 ton van to 3.5 then it should tow 3.5ton
Could be pointless as the 5t van unladen will more than likely weigh more than what a 3.5t van unladen would weigh so you would lose payload on the vehicle.
 
TiltyShaun

TiltyShaun

Well-known member
Seen them advertised. Sometimes the van payload is not the issue as they can’t fit a digger in the van which they need to tow!! My Iveco which is rated at 3500 has a tool store and enclosed tipper. Was used for woodchip previously. Trailer rows the digger. Gives me some capacity to throw a couple of buckets in the tipper but not much else!!
 
JD450A

JD450A

Feral as Fk
I personally wouldn't think it's worth the effort IMHO. People I know have done it due to wanting to run 5-7t vans without a O License, then run heavy and bent as f**k....
 
pettsy

pettsy

Well-known member
Only plus point I can see is you’d have a tacho allready fitted if you needed it when towing for work etc.
 
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