Travelling safely with DYNAJET – the right nose weight

Question: If I want to attach my trailer to a vehicle, does the height of the towball play a role in calculating the nose weight?

Answered by Carsten Funk, Technical Director at DYNAJET:
That depends on the type of high-pressure cleaner or trailer you want to attach to your vehicle. For all high-pressure cleaners with single-axle chassis, such as the DYNAJET 350th, the height of the towball plays a subordinate role. What counts in this case is the load. But things are different for high-pressure units with tandem axles, such as the DYNAJET UHP. Here, the height of the towball definitely plays a role. On some vehicles, the towball can be adjusted to various heights. If this isn’t the case, the load must be distributed differently, e.g. by changing the fill levels in the water and fuel tanks, or by moving accessories to the towing vehicle.

When it comes to the nose weight, a minimum weight of 25 kg and, depending on the vehicle, a maximum weight of up to 100 kg, applies to all high-pressure models. It makes sense to exploit the permissible nose weight as fully as possible, in order to positively influence the handling of towing vehicle and trailer. By the way, it’s easy to measure the nose weight yourself: using a set of bathroom scales and a piece of wood between the hitch and the scales.

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