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Horsebox driving licence requirements

Below are details of the full Aeos horsebox range with licence requirements and a brief explanation of the high quality, standard specifications and approximate vehicle payloads

Included as standard on every Aeos horsebox

As standard all the Aeos horsebox models have Coat-X sprayed in the horse area and on the ramp, new alloy wheels, new deep tread tyres filled with puncture safe, large emergency rear exit door, reinforced double skinned bulkhead and horse wall, stainless steel sliding horse partition, roof vent, two cameras, solar charging, metallic paint, new upholstery throughout and bonded windows with smoked glass.
Each Aeos horsebox is a totally bespoke build and backed up with our comprehensive two year warranty.

Licences needed to drive an Aeos horsebox

Please remember that above 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight an Aeos horsebox will need a category C1 or C licence and that they are limited to 56 mph and need plating (HGV style MOT).
Category B = You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg
Category C1 or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997 = You can drive vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 7,500kg
Category C = Any HGV rigid vehicle

The Aeos Solo 3.5 tonne (category B licence)

We start our range with the Aeos Solo horsebox at 5.4 meters (17’8”) overall length. It has a payload of 1.4 tonnes and is stalled for one horse. It is as tough and compact as we can build and caters for new and experienced drivers alike. It is also the cheapest to buy and run and includes a giant tackbox with two doors on the off side and an open groom’s area with double seating in the rear.

The Aeos Solo 3.9 tonne (category C or C1 licence)

For customers with a category C or C1 licence or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997, we can uprate the 3.5 tonne Aeos Solo version by adding air suspension to a gross vehicle weight of 3.9 tonnes giving a payload of 1.8 tonnes.

The Aeos Compact 3.5 tonne (category B licence)

Second in our range is the Aeos Compact 3.5 tonne horsebox at 6 meters (19’8”) overall length. It has a payload of 1.1 tonnes and is stalled for one horse or two ponies. It includes a large external tackbox with one door on the near side and an open groom’s area with seating and a lockable wardrobe in the rear.

The Aeos Compact 4.5 tonne (category C or C1 licence)

For customers with a category C or C1 licence or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997, we can uprate the 3.5 tonne Aeos Compact version by adding air suspension to a gross vehicle weight of 4.5 tonnes giving a massive payload of 2.1 tonnes and the capability of carrying 2 horses.

The Aeos Hybrid 3.5 with small living (category B licence)

Originally the Aeos Hybrid was designed to be 4.5 tonnes gross weight and it is very popular (our second best selling horsebox). However, we have had so many customers who want to carry small ponies with a separate living area, yet remain at the 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight, that we extended the Aeos Hybrid range to cover the 3.5 tonne bracket in a pared down form. So next in our range we have the Aeos Hybrid 3.5 tonne horsebox with a separate compact living area with bed. It has an overall length at 6.3 meters (20’2”) and has a payload of 0.9 tonnes. It is stalled for one small horse or two ponies and includes a separate living with sink/hob, cold water, sink unit storage, single bed and an external tack locker with one door on the near side.

The Aeos Hybrid 4.5 with small living (category C or C1 licence)

For customers with a category C or C1 licence or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997, we can uprate the 3.5 tonne Aeos Hybrid version by adding air suspension to a gross vehicle weight of 4.5 tonnes giving a payload of 1.8 tonnes and the capability of carrying 2 horses. At 4.5 tonnes the Aeos Hybrid benefits in the living area from two rows of top lockers, a portable toilet, table with leg and auxiliary battery system.

The Aeos Weekender 4.5 tonne with full living (category C or C1 licence)

The largest horsebox in our Aeos range is the highly specified Aeos weekender 4.5 tonne at 6.6 meters overall length. It is stalled for 2 horses and includes a separate living area with double bed, shower/toilet, hob/sink, table, solar charging, fridge, auxiliary power with mains hook up, mains charger and roof vents.
The Aeos Weekender needs a category C1 licence to drive, or a category B (car) licence if passed before January 1st 1997.

If you are unsure of the licence requirements or would like to ask questions please send me an email from our Contact Us page and I will answer your questions asap. Alternatively I am available to chat on the phone on 01995640079 or if you would like to see videos showing more details please visit our You Tube channel

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