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- What does 'de-rating' mean, and how do I calculate it?
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What does 'de-rating' mean, and how do I calculate it?
'De-rating' is the term used to describe the decrease in a truck's nominal capacity. This decrease could be due to a number of factors:
- the lift height (the higher the lift, the greater the de-rating
- the load centre (the deeper the load centre, the greater the de-rating)
- any attachments fitted (typically, the fitting of any attachment de-rates a truck)
Put simply, due to de-rating factors, a 4,000kg nominal capacity truck may not always lift 4,000kg.
The range of factors involved in de-rating means it is not straightforward to calculate the de-rating on a specific truck. If you are at all unsure as to what your truck is capable of lifting, get in touch for advice and guidance.view our trucks for hire