3 horse 814 cargo. Is it possible?

dozzie

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Saw a Ford cargo 814 with 3 horses today and just thought it must have been over weight. It had quite large living and the horses (not ponies!) looked a bit squashed!

Any thoughts?
 

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It could be possible in theory. My lorry (though about to get a new chassis) is an 811. The key though is the box - it's aluminium, so lighter then glasonite, which most are made of. Without horses mine weights 5.5 ton, (and it's got a mega long 24ft box!) so 3 normal weight horses would be ok without filling a water tank etc.

However bear in mind there is also supposed to be even weight over the two axles. Engine and cab/living at the front could balance out the three horses at the back, so it might have been ok.
 
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Almost certainly overweight, be very lucky if it were not.
 

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To be honest there are so many 7.5 ton lorrys out there that travel overloaded, it's a wonder the Police & Ministry aren't out pulling them over & having them weighed.

Most overweight horseboxes appear to be conversions as they are invariably heavier to start with. If the body has been purpose built & is dropped onto a chassis then it should be within weight providing the living hasn't been over done.

I have a 7.5 ton purpose built lorry with fairly simple living & I have a payload of 2 tons so I should be able to carry 3 horses although I normally only carry 2.
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