Quick Hitch Guiding Tow Bars From Spaldings Make Coupling Up A Trailer Both Quicker And Easier
Getting a tow bar and trailer lined up can be one of the most frustrating aspects of towing with a van, estate car or 4x4 – but Spaldings has a solution in a range of Quick Hitch couplings that make it much less of a hit-and-miss affair.
The Quick Hitch bolts to the back of the vehicle as usual but has a flared steel back plate that positions the trailer coupling directly over the towing ball.
The vehicle can be reversed up to a trailer without the same precision as the drawbar will be nudged into position over the last few centimetres; it’s then just a matter of lowering the drawbar, connecting the lighting cable and the job’s done!
Anglesey farmer Ivor Williams designed the Quick Hitch when people he knew kept failing their trailer towing test on the hitching process.
“I made the first hitch, checked with the authorities that it could be used for the test, and once folk heard how successful it is, I refined the design and started making them in the farm workshop,” he says.
Mr Williams now has a range of five models with fixed or pin balls of different sizes, and with fixed, slot-in or fold-down guide plates.
“The folding version allows you to open van doors or a pick-up tailgate on vehicles where there is little clearance above the hitch,” explains Paul Denton, Spaldings product development manager. “When folded down, the guide plate also provides a more secure footing for climbing into the vehicle – certainly better than standing on a ball hitch or a slippery plastic step.”
All Quick Hitch variants, which cost from £90, save having to man-handle the trailer or lever the drawbar into position using a fence post to get the ball and coupling lined up. They also reduce the likelihood of damaging vehicle bodywork against the drawbar and, when reversing with the trailer attached, the guide plates stop damage by preventing the vehicle and trailer drawbar going beyond a 90degree jacknife position.
The Quick Hitch two hitches complement the regular combined clevis and ball hitches and ball pins available via the Spaldings website (www.Spaldings.co.uk), by telephone order or through the company’s team of direct sales staff covering all areas of the UK and Ireland.
For more information, please contact:
Nigel Whelan / Marketing Director Peter Hill / Farmpress
Spaldings Ltd Tel: 07739 287268
Lincoln LN6 3XJ
Tel: +44 (0)1522 500600
Spaldings offers a comprehensive range of agricultural and groundcare products direct to more than 30,000 farming and 4,000 groundcare customers in the UK and Ireland, providing farmers, estates, contractors and local authorities with an efficient direct purchase service supported by seven customer service personnel, in-house service technicians and independent service agents.
With a strong reputation for quality and innovation, Spaldings is constantly striving to help customers save time and money, providing durable, high-performance agricultural parts and machinery, and always looking to develop and source products that will meet the demands of customers.
Spaldings is part of the Marubeni Group of companies.