4″ drop receiver weight safe scales are ideal for loads that are frequently changing weight. An example is horse floats and bobcat trailers.
- Firstly, ensure the correct drop height.
- Secondly, adjust the load forward or backward depending on the weight being applied to the axle group.
A farm tractor will be tied down in a different position on the trailer to a lighter vehicle.
Horse float configurations and where to load the heaviest those is solved with this weigh scale.
It is not hard to understand; towing is far safer if your horses are loaded according to their weight sequence. A receiver weight scale is ideal to give you safe, long-distance towing.
What is tongue weight and why is it important?
Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 7 – 10 percent – and should not exceed 15 percent – of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 3,500kg single axle trailer should have a tongue weight between 245kg and 350kg.
You can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding cargo, or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any of your towing components.
Simply put, too little tongue weight can cause trailer sway and too much tongue weight can cause the tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.