Reader help: how much can I tow with my Mazda BT-50?
Another day, another towing question. This time it’s a Mazda BT-50 and a horse float…
I am looking at either purchasing a either a 2013 or a 2015 Mazda BT-50, 5 seat, manual, diesel, 4×4. The 2013 model has a Gross Vehicle Mass Maximum of 3200 (kg) and a Gross Combination Mass of 6000 (kg), with a Tare Mass of 1884 (kg) from what I’ve found. The 2015 model has a Gross Combination Mass of 6000 (kg) and a Gross Vehicle Mass of 3200 (kg), with a Tare Mass 1884 (kg). I would also like to buy a horse float (2000kg) to tow behind it, what would be the most my float can weigh?
My horses are 550kg and 650kg (at most) if that makes a difference, and if I can also put anything else in with them.
|Weight of vehicle||1959|
|Max tow weight||3500|
|Trailer tare weight||2000|
|Estimated total trailer weight||3200|
- total weight of BT-50, float and horses must not exceed 6000kg
- total weight of float, horses and whatever else in the trailer must not exceed 3500kg (3200kg in our example)
- total weight of the BT-50 must not exceed 3200kg, including towball mass