Does a tool cage add much tong weight. I was thinking about getting one put on a 14" tandem (7,000lb) trailer. The only problem is I have a max 600 lb tong weight. I would like to stay under 500lb tong weight just to be safe. If I had one I would probably carry hedge trimmer, chain saw, air tank, 2.5 & 5 gal gas can in it. Maybe a floor jack and jack stands if possible. I have a tool box in the back of my truck I would keep smaller stuff in. The trailer I am replacing in a 12" single axle. I haul a 1180lb Z, 400lb WB, 3 trimmers, and blower on the trailer. I load the WB sideways up front and the Z sits over the axle. The rest goes on racks located on the side of trailer. I have no idea what my tong weight is now. The mower weight is dry weight.