Gross Vehicle Weight Rating For Trailers

Gross vehicle weight rating for trailers can be tricky to understand. We’ve seen too many times where someone assumes they can load right up to 17,600 lbs. on our Tilt Bed TBWB-24 trailer. What they don’t realize is that the gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, needs to account for the weight of the trailer too.

Let’s look through some examples of what a trailer can carry and still stay within its gross vehicle weight rating. Questions about our trailers’ base weights? Let your rep know, or contact us directly through the website. We’re always happy to help!

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating For Trailers

Tilt Bed TBWB-24 Trailer GVWR Example

The TBWB-24 has a GVWR of 17,600 lbs.

But, the base model TBWB-24 has a weight of approximately 4,760 lbs. Let’s round that up to 5,000 so we don’t go over and have to pay a fine.

Your average skid steer is going to weight somewhere between 2,000-10,000 lbs., so let’s go with a solid 8,000 so we’re on the higher side of average for safety’s sake.

Add on a few attachments from Midsota to get the job done:

Midsota Brush Cutter has a weight of 1,595 lbs
  • The 72” Brushcutter, weighing in at 1,595 lbs.
  • The 72” Landscape Blade, weighing in at 550 lbs.
  • The Tree Puller, weighing in at 462 lbs.
  • Rounding all of those up, we end up at a total attachment weight of 3,000 lbs.

GVWR: 17,600 lbs.

Trailer Weight: 5,000 lbs.

Skid Steer Weight: 8,000 lbs.

Attachments Weight: 3,000 lbs.

Total Weight: 16,000 lbs.

We’re edging close to 16,000 lbs. of weight already! If you had discounted the weight of the trailer, you might be enticed to add a few more attachments on the trailer, or two skid steers total, leading you to possibly damage your trailer and vehicle, or leading to expensive moving violation fines.